News and articles on domestic work

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    A vision for domestic workers

    03 March 2021

    Mendy Lerato Lusaba, founder of the Domestic Workers Association of Zimbabwe and winner of the ILO Skills Innovation Challenge, has big plans to improve the life of domestic workers in her country. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  2. News

    Zimbabwe: Development of a Curriculum for Domestic Workers

    21 January 2021

  3. International Migrants Day

    ILO announces winners of the 2020 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

    18 December 2020

    Winning entries provide outstanding and balanced reporting on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  4. Domestic Workers - Violence and Harassment

    Namibia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190)

    10 December 2020

  5. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    The new ILO Global Wage Report 2020-2021 examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. It shows that adequate minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 and beyond.

  6. Annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank

    ILO: The world economy needs a new engine of economic recovery

    16 October 2020

    In written statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned against higher levels of poverty and inequality resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Highlighting the urgent need for social protection for all, he called for profound structural changes to build back better and faster.

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    Unpaid production work

    Millions of hours spent daily on unpaid work: Evidence from Asia and the Pacific

    25 September 2020

    Unpaid production work is the foundation of all other productive work, yet the time spent on these activities is often neglected in labour market analyses.