Difficult conditions for household employees abroad

The fact that it is work that is carried out in isolation in the employer's home makes household employees extra vulnerable according to the IDWF. Photo: canva.com.

Of: Linnea Boström

Worldwide, domestic workers work in precarious conditions and, during a pandemic, their situation becomes more difficult. Within a system that lacks structure, there are household employees who work for Swedish development aid workers. "It became a lot of personal responsibility," says Anna-Carin Matterson, a former employee of the Swedish embassy in Zambia.

December 10, 2020, Interview