These countries have ratified the Domestic Workers Convention 2011 (C189) and Recommendation (No. 201):
*Countries marked with an asterisk have ratified the Convention only through their national legislatures; all other countries listed have completed the ratification process with the International Labour Office (in the year indicated).
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14 June, 2012
One year on, Uruguay is first to ratify ILO domestic work Convention
Video: Uruguay takes the lead
5 Sept, 2012
Philippines is second member State to ratify C189
A new law was enacted protecting domestic workers in the Philippines (pdf).
Video: Two Filipino maids express hopes for improved working conditions.
13 Sept, 2012
Ratification of C189 in Mauritius, where recently about 50,000 domestic workers saw their access to a pension funds improved
10 Jan, 2013
Nicaragua ratificó el Convenio 189 (Español)
22 Jan, 2013
First EU member State to ratify C189
15 Apr, 2013
Second Latin American member State to ratify C189
Video: Bolivia ratifica el Convenio 189
7 May, 2013
Paraguay ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention
What Now After Germany's Ratification of C189?
Argentina Ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention
Convention No. 189 on Domestic Workers Ratified by Brazil
Momentum sparked by the campaign for C189 has generated reform of laws protecting domestic workers:
2 Apr, 2013
Constitutional amendment guarantees equal rights for domestic workers in Brazil
New Ministerial Regulation offers better protection of domestic workers' rights (pdf)
* Countries marked with an asterisk have ratified the Convention only through their national legislatures; countries without an asterisk have completed the ratification process with the International Labour Office (in the year indicated).