Pressure Grows to Protect Domestic Workers

Two Dozen Countries Enact Reforms as Domestic Workers Meet for Historic Congress
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(Montevideo, October 28, 2013) – The founding of a global federation of domestic workers is a sign of the growing strength of the movement, and a key moment to assess progress for workers long excluded from basic labor protections, the International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and Human Rights Watch said today. There are an estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide—the majority of whom are women and girls, and many of whom are migrants.

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