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Labour Migration Expertise
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Torino
There has been increasing recognition, nationally and internationally, of the economic and social contribution of domestic workers and of the need to improve their living and working conditions. This course programme is a response to this global call for action and will promote an inter-regional dialogue among the different actors involved in the promotion of decent work for domestic workers and enhance their institutional capacities to ensure an adequate protection of domestic workers.
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 profi les 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
Application deadline: 15 September 2017.