They look after your children, they clean your kitchen and hang your washing but often they are invisible. For many migrant domestic workers around the world the law doesn’t protect them and their rights are trampled underfoot. They are often women and they work long hours for low pay. They have little economic security and protection from abuses.
Caritas is urging the international community to protect migrant domestic workers. They need respect from employers, freedom to change jobs and legal recognition of their work. They deserve the same rights as other workers enjoy. “Under one roof, under one law”.
Find out more about Caritas work on the issue of migrant domestic workers:
- Protect migrant domestic worker rights
- Women’s Day: Protect domestic workers
- Protect maids, nannies and carers from exploitation
- Needed and Exploited – the invisible suffering of migrant domestic workers
PRAYER: The woman next to you
- Taiwan’s caregivers and domestic workers need a day off
- International Migrants Day – a reason to remember?
- Domestic workers getting a rough deal in Europe
- Global forum on migration and development
- A better life – but what cost?
- The strange case of immigrant carers and the elderly in Italy