Thousand Women: Care and Domestic Work

The Brazilian Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE) recently unveiled the “Thousand Women: Care and Domestic Work” project, aimed at enhancing the skills and qualifications of domestic workers. The project seeks to empower these workers by providing specialized training and fostering a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities.

Project Overview

  • Objective: The primary goal of the project is to offer professional development opportunities to domestic workers, enabling them to provide high-quality services while promoting their overall well-being.
  • Collaboration: The initiative is a collaboration between the MTE, the National Federation of Domestic Workers (Fenatrad), and the Interministerial Working Group (GTI), responsible for creating the National Care Policy and Plan.
  • Course Locations: The project provides 900 vacancies for domestic workers in cities such as Aracaju, Salvador, São Luís, Nova Iguaçu (RJ), São Paulo, and Recife.
  • Course Content: The curriculum covers topics related to decent work, combating discrimination, and relevant legislation specific to domestic work.
  • Instructors: Auditors from the MTE will serve as guest speakers and content providers during the courses, sharing their expertise on labor-related issues.

Importance of Qualification

Lorena Guimarães, Director of Labor Inspection at the MTE, emphasized the significance of investing in the professional development of domestic workers. By enhancing their skills, not only do we improve the quality of services they provide, but we also elevate the overall status of domestic work.

Training Scholarship

As part of the program, participants are eligible for the training scholarship, an educational assistance program that covers transportation and meals. The funding for this assistance comes directly from the offering institution.

National Coordination for the Inspection of Care and Domestic Work (Conadom)

To safeguard the fundamental labor rights of domestic workers, the MTE established the National Coordination for the Inspection of Care and Domestic work (Conadom). This coordination focuses on inspecting domestic work in various settings, including private residences, residential complexes, and clubs, to ensure compliance with labor regulations.


The “Thousand Women: Care and Domestic Work” project represents a significant step toward recognizing the value of domestic work and empowering workers through education and professional development. By investing in their skills, Brazil aims to create a more equitable and respectful environment for domestic workers.

For more information, visit the official announcement.