A voice

They didn’t pay me on Sundays, which was extra work,
and I always worked 12 hours a day. In 14 years, I never had holidays.

Felicidad Yugar, domestic worker in Bolivia

The ILO has supported awareness-raising campaigns, such as organizing Sunday fairs that provided information on the rights and duties of domestic workers and their employers. These events also increased recognition of the National Federation of Domestic Workers of Bolivia, and facilitated dialogue between the union and the Ministry of Labour. The dialogue led to the ratification of the Domestic Workers’ Convention, 2011 (No. 189). Boosting both workers’ and employers’ organizations – whose support for reforms is critical – is an important part of the ILO’s assistance.