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    The International Labour Organisation has overwhelmingly backed a new convention to protect domestic workers as governments try to establish a universal standard to protect as many as 100 million people worldwide.

    Member countries of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a landmark treaty to protect the rights of domestic workers worldwide. Advocates of the new convention say a universal standard is needed to address the situation of workers that have long remained among the most exploited and abused.
    According to data from individual countries, more than 52.5 million people worldwide earn their living as domestic workers. However, their often unofficial status in their host countries makes it likely that the real figure is closer to 100 million, the ILO said
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    If I were a business owner, I would take said guidelines and promptly wipe my ass with them. What are they going to do about it? Sheesh, and we're the ones being called Imperialists.
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    100 million out of 6 BILLION...Never gonna happen
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    Are they talking about protections against rape and abuse? A lot of domestic workers, especially those who are guest workers in other countries, are often the target of horrific abuse. Employers will often threaten to take their passports if they don't submit to rape.

    I can understand if the UN is trying to protect these women from rape and abuse across national boundaries. I would vastly prefer if the countries themselves would do the protecting. I am no fan of the UN stepping into the affairs of sovereign nations. I don't even like "peacekeeping" forces. But I can understand if nations like Malaysia. Singapore, and Saudi Arabia are derelict in their duties that the UN would want to step in.

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