Domestic Workers Count Too: Implementing Protections for Domestic Workers

Authors/editor(s): Jean D’Cunha, Natasha Lewis

This Briefing Kit “Domestic Workers Count Too: Implementing Protection for Domestic Workers,” is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of local and overseas domestic workers and their support groups. It is an invitation to governments and all of us to implement protections for domestic workers.

The kit makes a compelling normative and development case for protecting domestic workers, based on interviews with governments, workers and employers from Bolivia, New York State in the USA, the Philippines and South Africa. It outlines the normative framework to promote and protect the rights of domestic workers and demonstrates how this can be operationalized, drawing on promising national practice worldwide, that embodies these standards and lessons learned from the same.

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Informations bibliographiques

Geographic coverage: Afrique; États arabes / Afrique du Nord; Asie et le Pacifique; Amérique latine et les Caraïbes; Afrique du Sud; Zimbabwe; Koweït; Qatar; Jordanie; Indonésie; Philippines; Népal; États-Unis d’Amérique; Bolivie, État plurinational de

Thèmes : Autonomisation économique; Emploi; Travailleurs migrants; Écart de rémunération entre les sexes; Travail non rémunéré; Migration; Femmes rurales; Protection sociale; Droits de l’homme; Droits de la femme

Type de ressource : Best practices

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Année de publication : 2013

Number of pages: 64

Entités responsables : Entité des Nations Unies pour l'égalité des sexes et l'autonomisation des femmes