Domestic Workers in Russia and Kazakhstan

Authors/editor(s): Karachurina Lilia, Poletayev Dmitryi, Florinskaya Yuliya, Vatlina Elvira/ Zayonchkovskaya Zhanna

Conducted in 2013 by the Migration Research Centre in Moscow with the support of UN Women, this study is an in-depth analysis of the status, needs and priorities of domestic workers in Russia and Kazakhstan. Aimed at policy-makers, government bodies, NGOs and women’s networks involved in promoting the rights of migrants and domestic workers, it assesses the needs and priorities of Central Asian and internal migrant domestic workers in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia and Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan. One of the first studies of its kind in Central Asia, its findings provide the basis for further work to improve the policies regulating domestic workers, increase their protection and rights, and promote ratification of ILO Convention #189 in the CIS region.

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Russian Federation; Kazakhstan

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Migrant workers; Macroeconomic policies

Resource type: Assessments

Publication year: 2014

Number of pages: 120

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)