Workers in informal employment stand in solidarity with care workers and call for high-quality care services for all

IDWF, HomeNet International, StreetNet International, International Alliance of Waste Pickers, SEWA, WIEGO

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), StreetNet International, HomeNet International, the International Alliance of Waste Pickers (IAWP), Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), India, and WIEGO welcome the report by the International Labour Organization on Decent work and the care economy, prepared for the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference. 

We support the IDWF’s definition of care and the 5R framework proposed by the ILO to recognize, reduce and redistribute women’s unequal share of unpaid care work, reward care workers fairly for their tremendous contribution, and ensure the representation of care workers – many of whom are women workers in informal employment – through their right to freedom of association and collective bargaining.