UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific instituted a participatory and consultative process to develop a gender responsive model Standard Terms of Employment (STOE) template that may be executed between the contracting parties namely the migrant domestic worker and the employer. The template is meant as a guide for countries of origin and destination to develop and include as part of the bilateral labour agreements and memorandums of understanding. The template contains 20 articles that stipulate rights and duties with regard to minimum employment conditions, legal protections and the well-being of workers. It addresses a wide range of issues pertaining to working hours, holiday and rest periods, accommodation, wages, social security and maternity protection, termination of employment, among others.
To download the template, please click this- UN Women STOE. The template is also available at UN Women website at http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2016/12/template-on-standard-terms-of-employment-for-women-migrant–domestic-workers