Protecting Migrant Domestic Workers: The international legal framework at a glance

This report is published by the International Labor Organization (ILO) through its Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their Families. From the Summary: Worldwide, an estimated 67 million people over the age of 15 are domestic workers. Of those, 83 per cent are women. Among the world’s domestic workers, many millions have migrated from […]

Threatened, assaulted, trapped: Asia’s treatment of domestic workers laid bare

by Bex Wright Hong Kong (CNN) “The first time she hit me was pay day; she told me to sign my name on a piece of paper, but I asked, ‘why should I sign when you didn’t give me the money?’ Then, she hit me.” A 30-year-old Indonesian domestic worker, who now calls herself Susi, […]