Sixty million of the world's 67 million domestic workers - 80 per cent of whom are women - lack access to any kind of social security coverage, according to a new report prepared by the United Nations International Labour Organization.
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Despite significant progress over the past century, gender equality in the world of work remains an elusive goal. How can we establish a new blueprint for action to make the world of work, in all its dimensions, a more equitable place?
Despite some modest gains in some regions in the world, millions of women are losing ground in their quest for equality in the world of work, according to a new report prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as part of the ILO's Women at Work Centenary Initiative.
Today, as we celebrate International Women's Day, we affirm that when it comes to Getting to Equal by 2030, The Future is Now. Last year the United Nations adopted a transformative agenda - the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
On the occasion of International Women's Day (8 March), the International Labour Organization (ILO) will publish a new report entitled " Women at Work: Trends 2016", and hold an interactive panel discussion on how to harness the newly adopted 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to deliver on decent work for women.
Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention.
This video is a compilation of the voices from speakers at the side event co-hosted by the ILO and OHCHR at the High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in New York on 3 October 2013. The side event was entitled 'Making Decent Work a Reality for Migrant Domestic Workers.'