News and articles on domestic work

  1. Working conditions

    Longest, most unpredictable hours – the plight of the domestic worker

    09 January 2013

    Despite legislation limiting working time in most countries, domestic workers are amongst the least protected and suffer health issues as a result.

  2. New survey

    More than 52 million domestic workers worldwide

    09 January 2013

    Millions of domestic workers around the world remain excluded from protection enjoyed by other workers, says a new ILO report.

  3. Media advisory

    ILO to launch first global report on domestic work

    04 January 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its new report on domestic workers around the world.

  4. Migrant workers

    Fighting forced labour with education

    04 January 2013

    Nepalese women migrating as domestic workers often risk falling prey to human trafficking. A little knowledge can go a long way towards reducing their vulnerability.

  5. News

    ILO, European Commission, OHCHR, UNWOMEN and KSBSI sign agreement on global action programme on migrant domestic workers

    18 December 2012

    The European Commission and the ILO in partnership with OHCHR, UNWOMEN and the Indonesian Trade Union KSBSI signed an agreement on implementing a “Global Action programme on migrant domestic workers and their families”. The implementation of this three-year programme, with € 3.5 million EU funding, will start on 1 February 2013.

  6. Public Service Announcement

    Migrant domestic workers in Europe: Graciela's story

    18 December 2012

    Today, thousands of migrants live and work as domestic workers in European countries. They give essential services to families and societies, yet their work is often undervalued and taken for granted. Domestic workers are real workers - like you and I. Respect their work, respect their rights!

  7. Public Service Announcement

    Migrant domestic workers in Europe: Coring's story

    18 December 2012

    Today, thousands of migrants live and work as domestic workers in European countries. They give essential services to families and societies, yet their work is often undervalued and taken for granted. Domestic workers are real workers - like you and I. Respect their work, respect their rights!