30 septembre 2019 - 04 octobre 2019

Decent Work for Domestic Workers

30 septembre 2019 - 04 octobre 2019

Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Informations sur les cours

30 September 2019 - 04 October 2019

Anglais - Français

Turin Centre

Code: A9012020

Date limite d'inscription: 30 August 2019

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There has been increasing recognition, nationally and internationally, of the economic and social contribution made by domestic workers and of the need to improve their living and working conditions. This course is a response to this global call for action. It aims to promote inter-regional dialogue among the different actors involved in the promotion of decent work for domestic workers, and to enhance institutional capacities to ensure that they are adequately protected.

Groupe cible

Groupe cible

The course is designed for officials and 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 protecting the rights of domestic workers.

Presentation of the course at a glance

Presentation of the course at a glance

Have a look at the following video to know more about the target audience, the objectives, the content and the methodology of the course:


The video is also available in Arabic : 



To download the flyer of the course with additional information, click here below : 


English   -  Arabic 



The 5-day training course will:

• 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 profiles 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



• Definition, key concepts, and global and regional estimates on domestic workers

• Relevant international legal framework, including ILO Convention C189 and recommendation R201 concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers

• Economic and social value of domestic work

• Remuneration, working and living conditions

• Role of social dialogue and social partners

• Organization and representation strategies

• Protection of vulnerable groups of domestic workers such as, children below the relevant minimum age found to be in domestic work, live-in domestic workers and migrant domestic workers

• Building partnership to better protect domestic workers

• Extension of social protection to domestic workers

• Mechanisms to ensure compliance, enforcement and inspections

• Protection from abuse harassment and violence

• National and regional experiences highlighting experiences and good practice on the protection of domestic workers around the world 

During this one week course, participants will have the opportunity to take advantage of a rich and flexible learning environment involving leading international experts working on these topics. The course will allow participants to acquire an international perspective on domestic work policy issues through comparative analysis and experiences, and also provide a unique opportunity for networking among themselves and with the large pool of experts on domestic work issues.

Target audience

Target audience

The course 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.

This inter-regional course is addressed to:

  • Officials from various ministries and public institutions - including local level officials – involved in the protection of domestic workers and/or migrant workers and those in charge of actions to eliminate child labour
  • Representatives of workers’ organizations
  • Representatives of employers’ organizations and private recruitment agencies
  • Representatives of international and national NGOs, associations and other non-public organizations dealing with the protection of domestic workers, migrant workers and children and women’s rights
  • Representatives of specialized research institutes
  • Media representatives

The course is inter-regional insofar as it offers the unique opportunity to domestic work stakeholders from any region of the world to share their own experiences, knowledge and good practices.


Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The ITCILO promotes a blended approach in its learning activities:

  • Phase I: Pre-course information on the Internet-based learning platform (Two weeks before the course)
  • Phase II: Face-to-face workshops (One week course in Turin)
  • Phase III: Follow-up on the Internet-based learning platform  (Following the face-to-face course)


During the course:

  • An action-oriented, highly participative approach will be used, with particular attention to sharing international experiences with a view to their adaptation and practical application
  • Training methods will combine lectures and discussions, case studies, open space debate, role play exercises and group work
  • Participants will be requested to bring to the meeting information on the most recent trends and statistics, and copies of important legislation and policy documents relating to domestic work in their countries
  • Particular attention will be paid to the presentation of “best practices” through case studies reflecting experiences already gained locally and internationally


 The gender dimension will be a cross-cutting theme throughout the training programme.


Language requirements

Language requirements

The course will be offered in English and Arabic with simultaneous interpretation. 

How to apply

How to apply

Applications should be supported by a curriculum vitae and nomination letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be financed. Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required for issue is at least four weeks on average.

As an organization dedicated to fundamental human rights and social justice, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to promote and realize gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women candidates are especially welcome.

You can apply directly on-line by clicking here

Applications to participate in the workshop should be addressed not later than 3 November 2017.

Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required is on average at least three weeks.



The total cost of participation in the course, is EUR 2,180 and should be paid in advance by the participant or his/her sponsoring institution by bank transfer to:

Account no. 560002
Bank: Intesa San Paolo Ag. 523
IBAN: IT96 G 03069 09214 100000560002

Address: Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, 10127 Turin, Italy

Note: On the bank form, kindly state your name (Decent Work for Domestic Workers) and the course code


Participants will be provided with full board accommodation with private facilities at the ITC/ILO Campus, routine medical care and medical insurance, use of computer and internet facilities.

The price indicated does not include travel costs between participants’ home and the course venue. The cost of passports, visas, airport taxes, internal travel in the participant’s home country and unauthorized stopovers are not reimbursed.

For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please consult our policy on "how to apply"


Your stay on our Campus

Your stay on our Campus

Located in Turin (Italy), in an attractive park on the banks of the River Po, the Centre’s campus provides a congenial environment in which to live and study.

Click here to know more about the International Training Centre of the ILO and its mission.

You can also have a look at the facilities of the Centre by clicking here.


Tuition cost: 1615

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2250


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