Our Voice

Experience has proven that building collective strength through organising allows domestic workers and their allies to have a presence at national and international policy-making forums. This, in turn, enables them to affect the drafting of legislation that improves their access to rights, their work and their lives. However, it is the very private nature of domestic work that makes organising in this sector particularly challenging.

Our Objective

To build a strong, democratic and united domestic/household workers’ global organization to protect and advance domestic/household workers’ rights everywhere.

IDWF Sustainability

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CSW68 (2024)

There are 75.6M paid domestic workers worldwide who also fulfill the care needs of the global population. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO estimated that 2.1 billion people needed care and warned of a “care crisis” if not adequately addressed. The pandemic accelerated this crisis, deepening pre-existing gender inequalities and norms and putting unprecedented stress on our already overburdened care systems.


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