Reality Check! Rights & Legislation for Migrant Domestic Workers across Asia

31 December, 2011 | CARAM Asia | CARAM Asia
This is a report about the latest situation and policies on migrant domestic workers in Bahrain, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.  The ILO Domestic Workers Convention supplemented by a Recommendation is included.

WIEGO Social Protection Programme Occupational Health and Safety & Domestic Work: A synthesis of research findings from Brazil and Tanzania

15 December, 2011 | WIEGO | WIEGO
The research study on OHS and domestic workers had two main aims: 1) to understand what health and safety problems domestic workers themselves prioritize; 2) to find out more about OHS regulation in Tanzania and Brazil and to see what type of interactions domestic workers had with state authorities around health and safety.

Using Role Play as an Educational Tool

30 November, 2011 | IDWN | IDWN
IDWN Africa Regional Workshop
Nairobi, Kenya

This paper contains three activity sheets helping to cope with common situations in the union work:
- Convincing domestic workers to join the union
- Being a good and effective leader
- Helping to solve a problem

Caribbean Domestic Workers’ Network Launched

14 November, 2011 | CDWN | CDWN
The launch of The Caribbean Domestic Workers Network came out of a two-day meeting, 13-14 November 2011 at the Barbados Workers’ Union Labour College, and builds on the determined efforts of the National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) of Trinidad and Tobago and the Jamaica Household Workers’ Association (JHWA) who have long lobbied for a comprehensive improvement in the treatment of domestic workers.

ISOLATED WITHIN THE WALLS – A Situation Analysis of Domestic Workers in Nepal

23 July, 2011 | General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) | General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT)
ISOLATED WITHIN THE WALLS – A Situation Analysis of Domestic Workers in Nepal

The Absence of State Law: Domestic Workers in India

23 July, 2011 | Neetha N. and Rajni Palriwala | Vol 23, Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, 2011
The state and existing laws and legal concepts in India are unable to, or refuse to, deal with the specific nature of domestic workers, their workplaces, and their employment relations. While outlining existing laws that can be modified so as to regulate domestic work, this article argues that legal recognition and protection to paid domestic workers will enable and require a fundamental shift in the recognition, valuation, and practices of care, in gendered divisions of work and in economic and social policy in India.

The Condition of Overseas Filipino Workers in Saudi Arabia

9 February, 2011 | COWA | COWA
Final Report of the Investigating Mission of the Committee on Overseas Workers’ Affairs (COWA) to Saudi Arabia, January 9–13, 2011.

Domestic Workers: Conditions, Rights and Responsibilities: A study of part-time domestic workers in Delhi

1 December, 2010 | Surabhi Tandon Mehrotra | JAGORI
This study, along with existing research, has discussed different dimensions of domestic work. From the above account, it is clear that the dignity of domestic work and by extension, of domestic workers, is central to this discussion. Society does not consider it as dignified work and this is reflected in working conditions. These women are placed very low in the social structure because of the little value ascribed to domestic work in our society. Very often, workers themselves consider their work as lowly and hence take no pride in it. The constantly changing urban scenario, with evictions and displacement, has affected their life, livelihood and, in turn, their dignity.

The Jamaica Household Workers' Association's report on ILO 2010

12 October, 2010 | Jamaica Household Workers' Association | Jamaica Household Workers' Association
The Jamaica Household Workers' Association published a report on the 2010 ILO Conference.

Cotonou Workshop Statement

12 August, 2010 | IDWN | IDWN
At Cotonou in August, 2010, participants from Benin, Togo, Niger, Senegal and Burkina-Faso determined to advocate for the adoption of a ILO Convention for Domestic Workers.
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