World Report 2012 Domestic Workers

New Convention Establishes First Global Labor Standards for Millions of Women and Girls

On June 16, 2011, with the world’s attention consumed by street protests in the Middle East and a stubbornly bleak global economy, a quiet revolution took place. Overcoming initial skepticism and resistance, members of the International Labour Organization (ILO)—governments, trade unions, and employers’ associations—voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new groundbreaking treaty that, for the first time, established global labor standards for the estimated 50 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide who clean, cook, and care for children and the elderly in private households. […]

Read the full article: World Report 2012 Domestic Workers

The article includes two downloadable reports:

World Report Essay: A Landmark Victory for Domestic Workers_2012.pdf


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