Paid domestic work

Another critical area connected to women's economic empowerment concerns domestic workers, a sector that is highly feminised and which, in turn, accounts for a significant proportion of women's employment. It's a sector which, due to the nature of the activity and the space in which it is carried out, has not been contemplated in national legislation until relatively recently and, consequently, has been subject to profound discrimination in matters such as access to social protection, minimum wages, working hours and holidays, or the benefits to which these workers are entitled.