News and articles on domestic work

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    Rights of domestic workers

    New ILO policy brief calls for domestic workers to be included in care policies to ensure their rights at work

    08 March 2024

    Domestic workers play an integral and increasing role in care provision but lack access to labour rights and social protection. Governments and social partners need to act.

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    Moving towards equality: The role of care work in the Latin American labour market

    07 March 2024

    Analysing the intersection between gender, employment and care, the ILO presents a detailed report that calls for transformative action to redistribute care work around co-responsibility and social justice.


    Why measuring unpaid domestic and care work matters

    27 October 2023

    Every day, more than 16 billion hours are devoted to unpaid domestic and care work around the world. As global populations age, these figures are set to rise, and quantifying unpaid domestic and care work is critical to understanding labour under-utilisation, employment trends, and gender-based inequalities.

  4. Prevention of HIV at workplace

    Indonesia launches its HIV/AIDS National Action Plan to accelerate the achievement of Ending AIDS by 2030

    27 October 2023

    The ILO supports the Ministry of Manpower developing the National Action Plan on Preventing and Handling HIV/AIDS at Workplace 2024-2028 as a guideline for synergising actions in preventing and handling HIV/AIDS at workplaces in 27 districts and cities nationwide.

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    ILO FAIRWAY Programme and en.v tackle complex attitudes of employers of domestic workers through experimental project

    17 October 2023

    From February to June 2023, FAIRWAY piloted the creation of the Women’s Circle project in Kuwait – an experimental, community-led project designed by en.v, which focussed on shifting mindsets of Kuwaiti female employers of domestic workers, through facilitated dialogue.

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    Indonesian young workers are still vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and have limited access to social protection

    14 August 2023

    The joint study of ILO and YARSI University maps the vulnerability of young workers to HIV/AIDS and their access to social protection. The study recommends expanding the access of young workers to HIV education programme and social protection.

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    Innovative HIV e-Learning benefits companies in strengthening HIV workplace programme

    08 August 2023

    The e-Learning platform for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS at the Workplace programme has benefited hundreds of companies. The platform is jointly developed by the ILO and its social partners to improve the existing Manpower Ministry’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) platform.