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Progress on Domestic Workers’ Rights, but Gaps Remain

By Human Rights Watch
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June 16 marks 10 years since the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a groundbreaking treaty establishing global labor standards to protect domestic workers’ rights. In that time, 32 countries have joined and dozens have improved labor protections for these workers—mostly women—who have long been neglected and exploited. A new video features domestic worker leaders reflecting on the progress achieved since the  ILO Domestic Workers Convention was adopted. Changes include new, comprehensive laws in several countries, and incremental improvements in others, including minimum wages, rest…

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