Economy / Employment - - International

Women domestic workers: Undervalued, unprotected, invisible

09.06.2017 / Created by IAWI

What is domestic work? Why is it strictly related to migration trends and policies as well as gender-based social norms and policies? What are the main human and labor rights violations domestic workers face everyday globally? What have multilateral agencies, civil society organizations, and labor unions done to improve the situation at a local, regional, and international level?

This President’s Newsletter attempts to answer these questions by providing an overview on the topic of domestic work, with a focus on the specific issues faced by women domestic workers worldwide.

This paper has been researched and drafted by Alice Vigani, intern at the President’s Secretariat of IAW, under the supervision of Joanna Manganara, President of IAW.


  • Type of publication : Thematic report
  • Author : Alice Vigani
  • Co-editor : Joanna Manganara, President IAW
  • Publishing house : International Alliance of Women
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 5
  • Language : English


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