Equal Value, Equal Rights

Equal Value, Equal Rights

11/20/17

Domestic Workers' Rights & Social Movements in Latin America

Everyone deserves the right to earn a proper wage and live a dignified life. CARE has committed to helping 10 million household workers in Latin America do exactly that through supporting social movements of domestic workers’ rights groups across the continent. Right now, these women receive little pay, work long hours and face human rights abuses. And yet they take care of peoples’ most valuable assets – homes and children.

Know these stats:

  • There are 67 million domestic workers globally, and 68% of them are in Asia or Latin America
  • In Latin America, there are 18 million domestic workers and 93% are women
  • 8 out of 10 domestic workers are working under “informal” conditions
  • 72% of domestic workers do not have access to social security
  • 8 out of 10 domestic workers report physical or sexual violence in the workplace

 

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Join the global campaign to urge the ILO to end violence and harassment in the workplace – led by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

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