Paraguay - Repository of Actions on Paid Domestic Work

Regulatory Information 
Ratification of the 189 ILO Convention  Yes, May 7, 2013.    
Existence of an internal regulation for domestic work



Law No. 213/93, which established the Labor Code of 1993. Consult here.  


Law No. 4933, which authorizes the voluntary incorporation of independent workers, employers, housewives and domestic workers to the social security-retirement and pension fund of the Social Welfare Institute of 2013. Consult here.     


Law No. 5407 on Domestic Work of 2015. Consult here.  


Law No. 6338 of 2019 that established equal pay for the domestic sector. Consult here.  

Areas of Intervention
1. Training and professionalization



Within the framework of the formalization campaigns, a training program was established for workers, seeking professionalization of this sector through different training actions. These trainings were developed through the National Professional Promotion Service (SNPP). Likewise, a course titled “SNPP Domestic Service Assistant” was launched, in which the following topics are developed: Duties and Rights, Self-Care, First Aid and Safety Regulations, Interpersonal Relations and Soft Skills, Basic Cooking, Personal Finances, Assistance for Early Childhood, Assistance to the Elderly, and General House Cleaning. Consult here.  




The Ministry does not have training for employers in general.  

2. Dissemination and awareness-raising 

The Ministry has carried out campaigns with the aim of formalizing the work of domestic workers. These campaigns have been carried out in conjunction with the unions of domestic workers, the Social Welfare Institute (IPS) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).  


Within the framework of the formalization campaign, the Ministry has visited 3,163 homes to raise awareness of the importance of social security for domestic work. Consult here.  


In 2019, a strong formalization campaign was carried out through the signing of employment contracts, within 6 months of the campaign, the signing of more than 1,000 employment contracts was achieved.  


The Ministry counts on the Labor Affairs Attention Service, which provides legal and technical advice to workers and employers in the domestic sector. Said service is operational in all the Regional Offices of the Ministry, present at the national level. Consult here. 

3. Inspection 

The Ministry does not have inspections and/or audits for the domestic sector.  


It is possible to file labor complaints to resolve labor disputes through the Ministry’s website. Consult here.  


4. Social Security Coverage  

There is a social security extension from the Social Welfare Institute (IPS) for domestic workers, who are mandatory affiliates. Consult here.  


There are 3 contribution regimes: general, partial, and multiple employment.  

5. Alliances with social actors 

The Ministry reiterated the dissemination and awareness campaigns carried out by the previously mentioned domestic workers unions 

There is a Tripartite Commission for Equal Opportunities, which has been implemented since 2015, and has helped with the entire process of dissemination and awareness of the regulations.  

More information 
  • - Monitoring of Domestic Employment Registered in the Social Security regime. 

  • - Annual Technical Bulletins: Registry of Complaints and Advice from the DGPMT.  

  • - Documents available here. 

  • - An effort is made to link domestic work to the national care policy.  


*Information reviewed and approved by the Ministry.