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Cambodia: Care Policy Evaluation 2021

The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country in South-East Asia that has experienced rapid economic growth since the turn of the 21st century. However, a majority of Cambodia’s workforce is employed in the informal sector. The country thus struggles in creating laws that successfully protect its careworkers. Carework remains heavily gendered in Cambodia. While the […]

Cambodia’s law leaves domestic workers unseen and unprotected

The most recent estimates suggest that over 240,000 individuals are employed as domestic workers in Cambodia. Yet despite their number, domestic workers remain unprotected by most Cambodian labor laws. In an article published on December 3rd 2021, Dr Anju Mary Paul and Dolphie Bou evaluate Cambodia’s domestic work industry, and expose the limitations of existing […]

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, […]

The GCPI has now finished scoring its third country in the Middle East, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Despite its strong, developed economy, Saudi only scored a 4 out of 10 on the GCPI. Read more about their care policies below:

The GCPI's Philippines report is out! The Philippines is received a 7.23 out of 10, one of the highest scores on the GCPI despite it being a lower-middle-income nation 😱 Read more below:

Taiwan's report is now out! Taiwan was only able to score a 5.57 on the GCPI due to inadequate protections for family caregivers and a lack of protection for domestic workers. Read more below:

Leftist candidate Gabriel Boric has won Chile's presidential election to become the country's youngest ever leader. His plans include establishing a 'welfare state', with more comprehensive protections for care workers. Read more below:

Did you know that in Cambodia, domestic workers are explicitly excluded from labor laws? Read more below about careworker and domestic worker protections, new regulations, obstacles to implementing these and more.

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