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Compilation of Bills on Domestic Work: Volume 1 – April 2010

This publication was put together by Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) and the Asian Migrant Domestic Workers Alliance (ADWA) in preparation for the 2010 International Labour Conference (ILC) where “ Decent Work for Domestic Workers” is part of the Agenda. The publication is part of a series of information education materials produced by MFA and ADWA in relation to its campaign on the “Recognition of Domestic Workers as Workers”.

The first part of the publication is a compilation of Bills on Domestic Work from Asia, the United States of America and Europe. The bills from Asia are from the following countries: India, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Taiwan, Province of China. Two bills are included from the U.S.A. from the State of New York. The compilation from Europe includes the proposed bill from Ireland.

The second part is a compilation of CSO responses to the ILO Questionnaire on Decent Work. Included are the consolidated responses of MFA and ADWA, Responses from the Christian Aid Network, responses from Human Rights Watch and Anti Slavery International and the RESPECT network from Europe.

The third part of this publication features special reports on domestic workers. The first Report is from Human Rights Watch discussing the protection for the rights of migrant domestic workers in Asia. The last report is the Committee on Migrant Workers 12th Session Draft General Comment on Migrant Domestic Workers.

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MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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