10 Apr 2023 - 15 Sep 2023
Europe, Labor market, social policy and social services, Research

Research on the risks, needs, and opportunities for empowerment of migrant and refugee domestic workers in Poland

The project's main objective is to identify the needs, risks, and opportunities for empowering refugee and migrant domestic workers in Poland. To achieve this, three interrelated research objectives were identified according to the ToR. The first relates to the existing state of affairs - understanding the needs and risks specific to the situation of migrant and refugee domestic workers. The second relates to barriers to improving the status quo and hindering the strengthening of protections for these workers. Finally, the third focuses on breaking down these barriers and identifying strategies for empowerment and increasing the resilience of migrant and refugee domestic workers.
The basis of the research will be primary data collection supplemented by secondary data analysis.

To fulfil the study's stated objectives, the research will seek to answer the following research questions:

  • What are the main risks related to domestic work of migrants and refugees in Poland and how do they differ between groups?
  • What are the barriers that prevent the protection of domestic migrants and refugees rights, including labour rights and human rights?
  • What social networks and support systems of domestic migrants and refugees exist in Poland and how do they work?
  • What are the measures to increase domestic migrants and refugees rights protection, empowerment, and resilience?

Client: Fundacja CARE International in Poland (“CARE”)