Colombia has recently ratified C189, which entered into force in May 2015. This required the government to change the current law on PDW. Estimates say that 13% of the female working population are PDWs. Workers in this sector are mainly internal migrants and/or from the Afro-Colombian minority. Many are children. Last March 2013 saw the foundation of the Unión de Trabajadoras del Servicio Doméstico, the first ethnicity-based trade union for Afro-Colombian PDWs, which provides a very interesting case for comparison with other social actors.

Country-expert:  Ms. Maria Fernanda Cepeda Anaya

Local workshop: October 2017