Domestic Workers

The social and economic situation for domestic workers is not homogeneous, but presents various realities and needs that depend on their specific situation. However, when observed generally, a trend emerges: 

Most domestic workers do not receive adequate remuneration and do not know their rights under the Act.

State services are not designed to serve them, or they do not have the appropriate institutional support that should protect their rights.

They often bear scars from traumatic situations that occurred at their place of origin, as well as face new violence from employers, teachers, and/or partners.

Many enter into domestic service with the desire to study to improve their future in mind, but the low quality of the educational services offered to them places them at a palpable disadvantage. In the face of this situation they establish expectations which are minimally in line with their educational achievements.

Most have little or no access to cultural and recreational activities, so their worldview is limited, and they also tend to adopt the prejudices and distortions that a discriminating society presents to them as models.

They often do not recognize that their rights also involve obligations, and present problems of untimeliness and irresponsibility in the performance of their work, which leads to conflicts with their employers, layoffs and job instability.