The ILO’s ‘Domestic Workers Convention’ and ‘Domestic Workers Recommendation’ focus on giving more rights to domestic workforce.
The move is likely to benefit 6.4 million domestic workers in India. A large number of such workers come from poor and backward areas and are illiterate and unskilled.
‘Domestic workers constitute a huge segment of the workforce, especially in the developing countries. Domestic work is informal, undocumented and poorly regulated. Migrant domestic workers are the worse affected,’ said a statement from the government.
‘It has also been observed that domestic workers are particularly vulnerable to sexual exploitation and trafficking,’ it added.