Project Updates

Ending the Exploitation of Domestic Workers in Pakistan

In 2020, Pakistan was shaken by the story of 8 year old Sana – a domestic worker in Lahore – who was starved and beaten by her employer. In an article published on June 16th 2021, Mishael Hyat Ayub and Dr Anju Mary Paul write about the lack of domestic worker protections in Pakistan. Despite […]

Invisible Under The Law: The Consistent Neglect of Domestic Workers in Sri Lanka

The work of the Global Care Policy Index was featured in an article in the Sri Lanka based newspaper “The Sunday Times” on Sunday, June 13th. Drawing from research done under the GCPI, Dr Anju Mary Paul and Shanya Sadanandan expose the exclusion of domestic workers from the coverage of almost all labour protections in […]

Macau: Care Policy Evaluation 2021

Macau is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China. Macau’s economy is dominated by the service sector – in particular, the casino industry. This nature of the Macanese economy led to Macau being one of the richest countries in the world, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Macau’s economy is heavily dependent […]

India: Care Policy Evaluation 2021

Sweden: Care Policy Evaluation 2021

Canada: Care Policy Evaluation 2021

Canada is a high income country situated in North America, and holds an impressive score of 0.922 on the Human Development Index (HDI). Our research has found that while Canada performs well both in protecting family caregivers and protecting domestic workers, Canada offers particularly robust labor protections to domestic workers. Notably, Canada requires that migrant […]

Australia: Care Policy Evaluation 2020

Australia is a high income country situated in Oceania, and boasts an exemplary score of 0.938 on the Human Development Index (HDI). Notably, our research found that Australian law provided significant protections and benefits for domestic caregivers. Australia provides families with a wide variety of social security benefits to help cover the costs caring for […]

Colombia: Care Policy Evaluation 2020

The Republic of Colombia is an upper-middle income country in northwestern South America, and is the third most populous country in Latin America. In 2017, Colombia passed the New Maternity Law 1822 that increased the duration of paid maternity leave from 14 to 18 weeks. Impressively, Colombia also covers domestic workers under its Labor Code, […]

Publication of Malaysia Report

The Malaysia country report and technical report was published on 28 Oct. You can find the report here.

In 2020, Pakistan was shaken by the story of 8 year old Sana, a domestic worker who was starved and beaten by her employer. Read more about the lack of domestic worker protections in Pakistan in an article by Mishael Hyat Ayub and Dr Anju Mary Paul below!
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/850148-ending-exploitation

In Sri Lanka, workers who labour within the closed doors of homes are largely denied legislative protections.

Read more below in an article by GCPI team members Dr. Anju Paul and Shanya Sadanandan!

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/210613/sunday-times-2/invisible-under-the-law-the-consistent-neglect-of-domestic-workers-in-sri-lanka-446321.html

#domesticworkers #srilanka #gcpi

Research by @UN_Women reveals COVID-19 has widened the gap between men and women in terms of unpaid work. 25 years of increasing equality could now be at risk: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-55016842?fbclid=IwAR0Fa5P2o9FSIFacFjZwidchYOiTosyRYtTXmwnsOWYdwrbU5Cj84ly9zHA

What is the GCPI? Find out more at https://globalcarepolicy.commons.yale-nus.edu.sg/about/!

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