The Ecuadorian government has ratified C189. Local PDW organisations are fast growing but mainly connected to other regional organisations rather than global networks. Salaries for PDWs have increased by 700% in the last five years. A new specific labour law on PDW is now in place. Domestic workers are mostly internal migrants and working-class women of indigenous background. Afro-Ecuadorians and migrants from Colombia and Peru also seek jobs in this sector.
Country-expert: María Gabriela Alvarado Pérez
Local workshop: September 2017