Advances to protect the rights of domestic workers

On September 5th, 2013 the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Convention 189) came into force. This groundbreaking step establishes tha basic global standards for domestic workers, who are mainly women and girls, and migrant. Since the adoption of Convention 189 there has been progressive movements of dozens of countries to ratify the Convention as well as to strengthen national laws and regulations to protect domestic workers.

These advances have been presented by Human Rights Watch, the International Domestic Workers Network and the International Trade Union Confederation on a report called “Claiming Rights: Domestic Workers’ Movements and Global Advances for Labor Reform”.

This report, highlights the advancements made in various countries to protect the rights of domestic workers, emphasizing the failure of the Middle East on protecting their domestic workers.

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