India is, together with Brazil, one of the largest employers of domestic workers in the world. The Indian context is characterised by rural-urban migrations, the expansion of urban middle classes, and the inheritance of cultural codes from the caste system. Indians are also migrating as PDWs in the Gulf States. Local trade unions and activist groups are campaigning for a national law on PDW. They also lobbied for India to vote in favour of C189 in Geneva.
Country-expert: Madhurima Das
Local workshop: February 2017