In this episode of Suttner's View, researcher and analyst Professor Raymond Suttner discusses heritage month and gender.
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Suttner’s View: Heritage month and gender
12% of working women in South Africa are domestic workers – yet they don’t receive proper maternity leave or pay
Most of the world’s domestic workers – (76%) – are women. They mainly do housework like cleaning, washing clothes, cooking and childcare, usually in private households. Domestic workers often have low incomes and are excluded from basic labour rights and employment benefits like pensions and paid leave. There are over 76-million domestic workers globally, representing between 1% and 2% of the global workforce. Around 80% of domestic workers work informally. →