As in other parts of the world, Arab countries have seen an increase in – mainly female – migrant domestic workers, who have become the primary care providers in the household. This is the result of many contributing factors including the lack of affordable and well-regulated social care provisions and infrastructures, demographic shifts and transformation of families, and changing income and working patterns. In parallel, Arab women are slowly but steadily increasing their participation in the labour market which limits potential time allocated to provide care for their families and households.


International Labour Organization


December 2014



Say No To Forced Labour
Al Zahra Plaza