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GOOD PRACTICE - Influencing the government of Kenya. OXFAM GB, Kenya


Good Practice - Influencing the Government of Kenya to take concrete steps for the ratification of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention Number189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers in Kenya.

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To promote decent work, employment rights and social protection for the target women domestic workers, the project has and continues to influence the government to have in place concrete steps towards ratification of this convention. The ILO convention No. 189 was adopted in 2011. Each member country is then expected to voluntarily ratify and deposit the convention with the ILO. Ratification involves signing the convention by the approved government official. Ratification of the Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) will, therefore, strengthen the resolve by the government to provide a more comprehensive coverage to guarantee achievement of decent work for domestic workers.


Key Areas of Good Practice

  • Development of Supportive Legal and Policy Frameworks (1.2)
  • Advocacy Methods (1.3)
  • Institution and capacity strengthening of implementing agency, project partners including (local) government agencies (1.10)
  • Awareness raising among informal economy operators/workers and other stakeholders (4.3)
  • Organising informal economy workers into associations, cooperatives or other officially registered groups (1.9)
  • Community based savings and credit schemes (3.5)
  • Providing support to informal economy operators/workers to access services (social protection services, business registration, access to formal savings and credit schemes, training, etc.) (3.1)
  • Entrepreneurship and business management training (3.2)
  • Leadership training, empowerment training  (3.4)
  • Vocational and/or skills training (3.6)
  • Knowledge of rights, laws and regulations (3.1)
  • Support to improve Occupational Safety and Health among informal economy workers (2.3)
  • Community-based social protection (4.4)
  • Enabling especially vulnerable groups on economic empowerment (women, people with disabilities, affected by HIV, youth, refugees, migrants, minority groups, etc.) (4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.11)



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Alessio Lupi
17 October 2018

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