Policy briefs on domestic workers

  1. DIILM Updates

    DILLM Project Outcome One

    12 November 2020

    DIILM Update No. 3 International Labour Migration Governance, November 2020

  2. DIILM Updates

    Making decent work a reality for domestic workers

    20 October 2020

    DIILM Update No. 2 Domestic Workers, October 2020

  3. Brief

    Employers and workers negotiating measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect livelihoods and support recovery: A review of practice

    03 July 2020

  4. Domestic Work Policy Brief no. 10

    Formalizing domestic work

    23 June 2017

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  5. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of 2016 project report.

    Promoting and protecting the rights of migrant domestic workers in transit: The case of Ethiopian women migrants

    26 October 2016

    In the absence of a definition in international law and policy, transit migration is often described as migration to one country with the intention of seeking the possibility there to emigrate to another and final country of destination. It is often associated with undesirable irregular migration, human trafficking, circular and shuttle migration, and refugee movements.

  6. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of 2016 project report.

    Skills development and recognition for domestic workers across borders

    26 October 2016

    Domestic work is an increasingly diverse sector with a varied and globalized workforce that is often viewed as unskilled. The similarity between paid domestic work and the unpaid work performed by women in their own homes has led to the undervaluation of domestic work and is generally reflected in the low wages earned.

  7. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of 2016 project report.

    Migrant Domestic Workers, Health and HIV

    25 July 2016

    Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of 2016 project report .

  8. Briefing note

    Decent work for domestic workers: Achievements since the adoption of Convention C189

    14 June 2016

    On 16 June 2011, workers, employers and governments came together to adopt ILO Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers. In the last five years since its adoption, some 70 countries around the world have taken action to advance decent work for domestic workers. These measures represent the first steps in a long path to redress a history of exclusion; making decent work a reality for domestic workers though will require sustained attention to ensure real progress.

  9. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of June 2016 project report release.

    Migrant Domestic Workers Across the World: global and regional estimates

    13 June 2016

    Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of June 2016 project report release.

  10. Briefing note

    Regulating International Labour Recruitment in the Domestic Work Sector

    07 April 2016

    Regulating International Labour Recruitment in the Domestic Work Sector: A Review of key issues, challenges and opportunities