Domestic workers in India were left out of the economic and health safety nets during the pandemic, a new report notes, suggesting ways to frame robust health and social security rights for a “better world of work.”

The report was published by the International Labor Organization on Tuesday and focused on the occupational safety and health (OSH) paradigm — one that centers around wage, inequality, structural loss, and income regulations — to undergird the importance of looking after domestic workers’ rights.

“Covid19 creates a very particular kind of OSH implication, thinking about the novelty of a private employer as a workspace,” Gautam Bhan, one of the authors of the report and a researcher at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, noted at the press launch.

While the pandemic

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