ITC ILO training: Decent Work for Domestic Workers, Turin, 25-29 April

ITC ILO training: Decent Work for Domestic Workers, Turin, 25-29 April

This course promotes an interregional dialogue among the different actors involved in the promotion of decent work for domestic workers and enhances their institutional capacities to ensure adequate protection of domestic workers. It is designed for officials, policy planners from ministries of labour and other relevant public institutions dealing with domestic work, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, experts, and activists from civil society organizations engaged in actions to protect the rights of domestic workers.

The course objectives are to:

  • Introduce the “Decent Work” approach in the context of domestic work and raise awareness of the need to develop adequate mechanisms to actively promote it 
  • Explore policy and legislative issues, as well as challenges, regarding domestic work, in order to enable participants to engage in the development of strategies on decent work for domestic workers and to tackle exploitation and abuse also from a gender perspective” after abuse • Raise awareness of the different profi les and vulnerabilities of domestic workers especially of migrants workers, live-in workers and children engaged in domestic work
  • Familiarize participants with the relevant international legal instruments and mechanisms protecting domestic workers’ rights, with a focus on the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189) and Domestic Workers Recommendation (No.201) • Offer a platform to discuss a broad range of strategies that can be useful to effectively organize domestic workers
  • Map the key institutional actors and draw attention to the importance of building alliances and networking in efforts to promote decent work for domestic workers
  • Promote an interregional exchange of stakeholders on domestic work and share of knowledge and experiences

The course is offered in Spanish and English. For more information see here

The above is taken from www.itcilo.org