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Govt. urged to ratify ILO Convention to protect migrant domestic workers who contribute much to country’s economy

The Island, Sri Lanka, 30 December 2021 - Chairperson of the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, has urged the government to ratify “ILO Convention No. 189 in order to better protect and safeguard the rights and interests of domestic workers, who make a substantial contribution to the economy of Sri Lanka, especially through foreign remittances”

The Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus issuing a press release in Celebration of the ‘International Migrants Day’ states:

History has shown time and time again that migrants play an important role in shaping and transforming landscapes of countries through various contributions ranging from knowledge, skills and networks in order to build more resilient societies.

This year, on the 18th of December, we celebrated the International Migrants Day under the theme ‘Harnessing the potential of human mobility’. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the International Organisation for Migrations (as renamed in the year 1989), which was founded with the original intention of assisting those who were displaced by the Second World War, but went on to and continues to lead the way in promoting humane and orderly management of migration in not only countries of destination but also that of origin and transit. A milestone that warrants celebration.

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Source: https://island.lk/govt-urged-to-ratify-ilo-convention-to-protect-migrant-domestic-workers-who-contribute-much-to-countrys-economy/

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