• International Domestic Workers Day

    Domestic Workers: Long Hours, Backbreaking Jobs and Few Rights

    by  • February 28, 2013 • Asia, Human Rights, Middle East, Women • 4 Comments

    Children selling postcards in Petra, Jordan.

      Two years ago, commemorating International Domestic Workers Day on June 16, governments, labor unions and employers’ associations voted overwhelmingly to create global labor standards to help promote the rights of the 50 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide. The United Nations International Labor Organization, or ILO, adopted such a convention, No. 189, in...

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