On 18-19 February 2017, the Regional Exchange of Domestic Workers Experiences: C189 & Social Security will take place in Mexico City.
On January 21, 2017, women will unite in Washington, DC and across the United States for the Women’s March on Washington. We will stand together for women’s rights, human security, social justice and peace.
Bangladesh: DWRN organised an Inauguration event on month long Campaign programme observing the anniversary of the enactment of "Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy, 2015"Jan 04, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM — Bangladesh, — by IDWFED
The main objectives of this campaign programme are to create awareness about “Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy, 2015”, to take recommendations for future activities and to prepare programme plan and strategy.
Sisters from the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU) bring their call to Hong Kong Government on to put an end to agency exploitation and recognise migrant workers' rights. They also show their support to the Nepali sisters in Lebanon and urged the government to free Rosie!
NDWWU rally on the Human Rights Day Dec 10.
NDWWU-IDWF seminar on protecting rights of Bangladeshi migrant domestic workers.
A 2-day National Workshop for Domestic Workers in Jakarta co-organized by IDWF and Jala PRT under the Project Organizing and Advocacy for Decent Work for Domestic Workers.
Celebration of the 2nd Congress of the National Domestic Workers Federation (NDWF) in Delhi. The Congress was held on 23-24 November 2016.
Hong Kong: Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) forum on activities of employment agencies & protection of domestic workersOct 30, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM — Hong Kong, — by IDWFED
CSOs forum was planned to share about research findings and the film of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" with CSOs participants and to seek for way to work together.
Hong Kong: PLU/FADWU/IDWF report launch on the illegal activities of employment agencies in the Philippines and Hong KongOct 30, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM — Hong Kong, — by IDWFED
"Our research clearly demonstrates that significant numbers of agencies are systematically charging Filipino migrant domestic workers fees well in excess of the legal maximum. Yet despite this, very few are ever charged and prosecuted in the Philippines or Hong Kong," said Shiella Estrada, Chair of the PLUDW-HK.
With the support of FES-TZA, IDWF conducted a workshop from Oct 26-27 on knowledge base for migrant domestic workers.
Uganda: The Kampala Declaration - A Call For Action On The Plight of Migrant Domestic Workers in Africafrom Oct 13, 2016 08:00 AM to Oct 17, 2016 07:59 AM — Kampala, Uganda, — by IDWFED
Supported by the ACV-CSC of Belgium and the IUF, the IDWF had a Training of Trainers Workshop - Testing Manual in Planning from Oct 13-16 in Kampala. 16 domestic workers participated. They were from South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Malawi.
In celebration of the World Day for Decent Work, Syndicat National des Employés de Maison (SYNEM) was promoting the My Fair Home Campaign and lobbying the government to ratify the C189 during her general assembly on Oct 7.
The annual ExCo meeting is an opportunity to examine the progress of the IDWF, in particular, how we have advanced towards the goals in the 5-Years Strategic Plan.
Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU) Kitchen - Cooking Exchange Program was open on Aug 21, Sunday.
HTS-Union shows support to the My Fair Home Campaign
An awareness creation campaign and training of domestic workers by Uganda Hotels, Food, Tourism, Supermarkets & Allied Workers Union (HTS-Union) was held on Aug 13 and 14 in Acholi, Gulu, Uganda.
Regional Training of Trainers of Domestic Workers: Planning for Empowerment and Change
This year, Cambodia Domestic Workers Network (CDWN) and Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA) had a petition submitting to the Ministry of Labour and National Assembly on June 16. They also did a forum on June 19 to discuss and promote the rights of domestic workers.
National Trade Union of Domestic Workers (SINED) had a celebration for International Domestic Workers Day on June 16.
IDWF affiliate, Syndicat des Travailleurs/ses Domestiques et des Travailleurs/ses de l’Economie Informelle de Côte d’Ivoire (SYTTEID-CI) had a celebration for International Domestic workers Day on June 16.
Jamaica Household Workers Union was having a celebration for International Domestic Workers Day on June 16.
Domestic Services Workers Union (DSWU) will celebrate the day with 60 domestic workers, employers, policy makers, trade unionists, and an official from the Department of Labour.
On June 16th, 45 domestic workers and union leaders from CHODAWU (Conservation, Hotels, Domestic, Social Welfare and Consultancy Union) will meet the Honorable Jenista Joakim Mhagama, Minister of State (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment Youth and Disabled) in Dodoma where the Parliament is in session.
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) and Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU) are launching My Fair Home Campaign on Sunday June 12 to celebrate International Domestic Workers Day
Namibian Domestic and Allied Workers Union-NDAWU and Commercial Industrial Allied Workers Union –CIAWU of Malawi which is a multi-sectoral union are both affiliates of the IDWF. One of the IDWF activities between Namibia and Malawi was to have the exchange visit. It involves DW leaders and organizers to visit CIAWU union in Malawi.
Conservation, Hotel, Domestic and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU) had an official meeting the leaders of domestic workers association in Bagamoyo District, Tanzania. The association has 72 domestic workers.
The delegation led by Elizabeth Tang, the General Secretary discussed with the Under Secretary, Ciriaco Lagunzad on how to strengthen protection of rights and welfare of the Filipino domestic workers working aboard, such as Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and those in the Arabic and Gulf countries through the Post Arrival Orientation Seminar(PAOS).
Home Workers' Trade Union of Nepal (HUN) Kathmandu District had a skill training for their members at GEFONT c.c Terrace on May 6. Domestic workers were learning how to do their daily work better.
Dominican Republic: National meeting of "An Effective Implementation of the ILO C189 for Domestic Workers"May 07, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM — Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, — by IDWFED
A national meeting of "An Effective Implementation of the ILO C189 for Domestic Workers" was held on May 7 in Santo Domingo.