This program has ended


To promote, uphold and strengthen economic and labor rights of women domestic workers in Kenya by amplifying their voices around equal opportunity.




Despite being one of the oldest and most important employment sectors for millions of people all over the world, domestic work is often undervalued and poorly regulated. In addition to being underpaid and overworked, many domestic workers remain socially and legally unprotected. Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment and are among the most vulnerable groups of workers


The project works to ensure that women have full economic rights and equal opportunities to participate in the labor market – particularly domestic workers. It employs the following approaches: movement building to amplify the voices of domestic workers’ unions; training in human rights, UN social protection mechanisms and other international instruments (e.g. ILO Convention 189 on domestic workers rights); development of employer and employee relationships through stakeholder engagements; linkage to Social Protection Services, and advocacy for the ratification of the ILO Convention Number 189 by Kenya to promote decent work for domestic workers.

Period and budget

2018-2020, € 140,000


Local domestic workers’ unions in Kenya and the government