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 ConventionContinue reading “Advances to protect the rights of domestic workers”

Shedding light on the “invisible workforce”

September 5th, 2013 has become a day to celebrate! It has marked an important step to a social movement making a difference to more than 50 million people, most of them women. Convention 189, Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers has come into force. Finally there is some shed of light to the millionsContinue reading “Shedding light on the “invisible workforce””

Decent work for domestic workers – Convention 189

Convention 189, also known as the Domestic Workers Convention, is to come into effect this September 5th, 2013. It is the first convention of its kind, providing basic global standards to protect domestic workers. There are millions of women and girls employed in domestic work, hired to clean, cook, take care of the children andContinue reading “Decent work for domestic workers – Convention 189”