Emancipating Domestic Workers: Challenges, Interventions and Prospects

Kola O. Odeku


Undoubtedly, domestic work falls under the ambit of employment and as such, there are people, who will, based on one reason or another engage in it and perform the job. More importantly, national and international instruments in some countries have been put in place to specifically recognise and protect domestic workers and the jobs they do. However, in spite of this, domestic workers are still being violated and abused by employers in various ways. This therefore, raises the issues whether they have, despite various interventions been emancipated or not? Against this background, this paper seeks to look at the challenges hindering emancipation in spite of the interventions that have been made to improve the standard of the employees in the sector.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n8p672

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