Ecuador

Asociación de Trabajadoras Remuneradas del Hogar de Ecuador

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