More than 21 million people are employed as domestic workers in the Asia-Pacific regionand most of them have no labour rights, according to a report by the International Labour Organisation.
The recently released report, Domestic Workers Across the World, also points out that about 80% of domestic workers are women.
Compared to their counterparts in other parts of the world, Asian domestic workers have fewer work-related rights and protection than in other areas - especially regarding working hours limits, minimum wages and maternity leave. Most of them do not even have a day off each week.
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