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Domestic Workers

December 23rd, 2015

Episode 421 of 836 episodes

The International Labour Organisation estimates there are just over 67 million domestic workers worldwide. Katy Watson hears from several in Mexico while Claire Hobden of the ILO talks about global efforts to formalise their work through unions. The BBC's Asia business correspondent Karishma Vaswani in Singapore tells us how domestic help has been one of the factors that has allowed her to pursue her own career. And finally, Sir Michael Moritz, chairman and venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital and an early investor in the likes of Google and YouTube, talks about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. (Photo: Filipina trainee domestic worker. Credit: Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images)

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