Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Domestic Worker Convention: More Chance of Change in the Middle East?

In June 2011, the International Labor Conference (ILC) will decide whether to adopt or reject a convention on standards concerning decent work for domestic workers, commonly called "maids." Domestic workers' organizations and advocacy groups hope that this could be a landmark in a global effort to secure respect for their rights. The initiative has gained considerable support from states worldwide, except in Asia, where views have been more divided.

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