Resources

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

18 June, 2010 | UN | UN
Following a brief overview of activities, the Special Rapporteur focuses on the manifestations and causes of domestic servitude and issues recommendations on how to end this global human rights concern.

Reports on the Rights of Domestic Workers

12 May, 2010 | German Commission for Justice and Peace/Kolping International, CCIG, MFA | German Commission for Justice and Peace/Kolping International, CCIG, MFA
During the 2010 International Labour Conference, the IDWN participated in a 'side-event' with the German Commission for Justice and Peace/Kolping International, International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG), Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Caritas Internationalis, and the International Catholic Migration Commission. They produced Reports on the Rights of Domestic Workers.

Strengthening Domestic Workers' Employment Rights in Latin America

12 May, 2010 | Katharina Meier | Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
In the past ten years, laws have been passed in a number of Latin American states aimed at reinforcing the employment rights of domestic workers. In most cases, these laws would not have materialised without national and regional campaigns by domestic workers’ trade union organisations.

Respect, rights and recognition. Domestic work and the ILO standard setting process 2010-2011.

12 May, 2010 | Thiruvalluvar Yovel, Bart Verstraeten | World Solidarity vzw, ACV-CSC Food and Services
For this policy paper, we are indebted to a whole number of people and organisations for their valuable support and advice. In the fi rst place, we would like to thank all of our partner organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America who have been working with and for domestic workers all these years. This rather “invisible” group of workers could have easily been forgotten or overlooked, but you and your organisations have ensured that this was never the case. When we suggested you to respond to the ILO questionnaire on domestic work, you were convinced you had to do this to ensure that the voice of domestic workers would be heard in the ILO standard-setting process.

Contours of Domestic Service: Characteristics, Work Relations and Regulations

23 October, 2009 | Neetha N | The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2009
This paper provides a broader overview of domestic service in India, outlining the socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the workforce. The definitional issues involved in understanding domestic work are discussed, with special reference to national classifications. The extant pattern of work relations in the occupation and the prominent role played by placement agencies are highlighted.

NUDW report on ILC 2009 and Domestic Workers in Trinidad and Tobago

23 June, 2009 | Ida Le Blanc | Ida Le Blanc
Ida Le Blanc, general secretary of the National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE), attended the International Labor Organization Conference in Geneva in June, 2009 and submitted a report.

Human Rights Watch Documents

12 March, 2009 | HRW | HRW
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.  Human Rights Watch has published many reports on migrant domestic workers and child domestic workers.

ILO documents – Labordoc

12 March, 2009 | ILO | ILO
A great source for all ILO documents: ILO – Labordoc It provides an ever increasing number of links to online publications available on the Internet.

Domestic Workers in Kathmandu - Survey Report 2009

1 January, 2009 | CWISH | CWISH
Children-Women In Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH), Chabahil, Kathmandu.

Regulating Domestic Work

13 September, 2008 | Neetha N | EPW Economic & Political Weekly
Domestic work is next only to education in its share of total female employment in the service sector. Except for piecemeal measures in a few states, there is no legislation to protect this vulnerable workforce or monitor the increasing number of agencies supplying domestic workers who are mostly recruited from the tribal pockets of underdeveloped states.
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