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.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.