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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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Arab States/North Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; South Africa; Zimbabwe; Kuwait; Qatar; Jordan; Indonesia; Philippines; Nepal; United States of America; Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Employment; Migrant workers; Gender wage gap; Unpaid work; Migration; Rural women; Social protection; Human rights; Women’s rights

Resource type: Best practices

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2013

Number of pages: 64

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)