Domestic Workers Project

Domestic work has emerged as the largest employer for women in India but many domestic workers suffer from inhumane working conditions with poor wages, long hours of work and no uniformity in the number of working days and other working conditions. There are no provisions for health insurance or pension and no security of employment. Furthermore domestic workers are often victims of physical assaults by their employers.

In 2011, H.O.P.E. decided to take up the domestic worker’s cause to support the women.

Goals of the project:

  • Organize domestic workers to give them a strong backing
  • Professionalize domestic work by upgrading their skills
  • Inform them about their rights and give legal and operational assistance.


  • 2014, H.O.P.E. has enabled and guided 21 women self help groups. 4 new groups were started.
  • Domestic workers solidarity project was extended to more than 650 women.
  • 200 women took part in H.O.P.E.’s various skills training courses, 80 received certificates.
  • H.O.P.E. gave immediate help, legal assistance and counseling to 53 women in crisis situations.