They clean and cook and sew and care for children. Their numbers are growing, and many of them have little legal protection. Many are slaves.
The dramatic growth in number of people working as domestic servants is documented in a report released today by the International Labor Organization (ILO), a branch of the United Nations. Researchers say the number of domestic workers has jumped by 19 million worldwide since the 1990s, and now stands at approximately 52 million. The read more >