This is a qualitative study that is based on in-depth interviews with domestic workers in the Greater Tunis area. This study focuses on the condition of domestic workers in Tunisia: what path led them to this job? What are the difficulties they encounter and how do they confront them? Are they aware of their rights? Are they able to organize themselves in a network? It also proposes a number of recommendations that would enable domestic workers to obtain the recognition they deserve, such as: the ratification of ILO Convention 189; the revision of the Social Security Affiliation Act for low-income people; the integration of informal domestic work in the field of action of the general trade union (UGTT) and the training of trade union leaders in this area; as well as the criminalization of the various forms of abuse of socio-economic rights and violence specific to this category of female workers.
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.