News and articles on domestic work

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    Care economy

    ILO stresses the need for transformative care economy policies with decent employment opportunities for domestic workers

    28 February 2023

    An Ibero-American symposium in Cartagena aims to identify challenges and opportunities for policy makers. The ILO Director-General joined Ministers of Labour from Latin America and Spain for Tuesday's virtual opening session.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Upskilling women migrant workers for the future of work

    21 November 2022

    Evelyn spent almost half of her life as a migrant domestic worker. Thanks to a training scholarship, Evelyn acquired digital skills, secured a decent job locally and fulfilled her longing to be with her family.

  3. Labour rights

    How have labour reforms progressed in Qatar?

    16 November 2022

    The World Cup is approaching, and the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. Sport has an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights. In Qatar the World Cup has accelerated the adoption of wide-ranging labour reforms to improve the lives of working people in the country. Let’s explore what has changed for migrant workers in Qatar.

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    ILO InfoStory

    What has changed for migrant workers in Qatar?

    15 November 2022

    Recent labour reforms in Qatar have already improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, but urgent additional efforts are needed to ensure all workers can benefit.

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    Towards Indonesia’s maritime industry free from discrimination and harassment

    09 November 2022

    The ILO organizes a series of training programmes on violence, harassment and discrimination at work, focusing on mainstream anti-discrimination and anti-harassment measures in the workplace, particularly in the maritime industry.

  6. ILO report on violence and harassment at work in Indonesia

    No workers immune from violence and harassment, actions needed at company level

    19 October 2022

    The ILO in collaboration with the Never Okay Project are launching findings of a workers’ survey on violence and harassment at work. The ILO releases its latest report on violence and harassment at work, highlighting the urgency of reporting and handling mechanism at work and the ratification of ILO Convention No. 190.

  7. #RatifyC190

    It is time to break the silence against violence and harassment at work in Indonesia

    10 October 2022

    Representatives of businesses and workers agree, during the ILO’s interactive discussion, that it is time for all parties to take violence and harassment at work as a serious matter and there is an urgent need for a reporting mechanism and case handling at enterprise level.