Domestic Workers Breakthrough in Uruguay

Women, Social Responsibility Movies

Domestic Workers Breakthrough in Uruguay

"The 99%" include a broad range of society and the workforce - from the PHD to the unskilled worker. The International Labor Organization seeks to develop shared standards/values.

Providing protection for the world's millions of domestic workers has taken a major step forward. In April 2012, Uruguay became the first country to ratify ILO Convention 189, the landmark treaty guaranteeing domestic workers get the same core labour protections as other workers. Uruguay has long been a leader in protecting the rights of domestic workers, but ratifying the convention demanded a unique approach; a group of Uruguayan housewives were called on to represent the employers of domestic workers at the bargaining table.


Language: Spanish

Year of Production: 2012

Length: 5:00

Country: Uruguay


  • Muhamed Sacirbey (Original ILO)


  • Susan Sacirbey (Original ILO)