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by IDWFED published Jun 06, 2019 06:12 PM
ILC108: GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers' Rights in Bahrain

ILC108: GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers' Rights in Bahrain

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2019 05:53 PM

On the Eve of the International Domestic Workers Day commemorating the adoption of the International Labour Convention 189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) on June 16, 2011, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote migrant domestic workers’ rights and welfare in Bahrain.

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ILC108: June 16 International Domestic Workers Day in Geneva marks by a strong message to governments to support an ILO Convention to stop gender-based violence against domestic workers

ILC108: June 16 International Domestic Workers Day in Geneva marks by a strong message to governments to support an ILO Convention to stop gender-based violence against domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2019 10:55 PM

Domestic workers from across the globe will share their stories of resilience and struggle to explain why an ILO convention with a recommendation is critical to help them to put end to gender-based violence. The event will be a great opportunity for all, including governments, employers, trade unionists and advocates, to interact and learn from domestic workers themselves about their victories and challenges from Asia, Latin America, and Africa to Europe.

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ILC108: "Our plea is that we need a Convention but a great Convention with very strong Recommendations!"

ILC108: "Our plea is that we need a Convention but a great Convention with very strong Recommendations!"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2019 05:40 PM

"We call on all of you, use your mind and hour heart when you debate and let us assure that all lives matter and all need protection in the world of work."

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Cyprus: Letter to President Nicos Anastasiades - Murder of Migrant Domestic Workers and Girls in Cyprus

Cyprus: Letter to President Nicos Anastasiades - Murder of Migrant Domestic Workers and Girls in Cyprus

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2019 09:39 PM

"Mr. President, we ask you to take concrete action to recognize domestic workers including migrant domestic workers as full-fledged workers and protect them with legal rights, ratify the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers and take concrete measures to stop all acts of violence, discrimination and xenophobia against migrants and against women."

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Informal Economy Podast: Social Protection #05 Domestic Workers and Violence at the workplace

Informal Economy Podast: Social Protection #05 Domestic Workers and Violence at the workplace

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2019 03:30 PM

To help us understand more about the implications of this issue for domestic workers and the intersectionality between gender and work status – and the role of social protection in addressing this problem – we invite Adriana Paz.

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ILC108: "Use your voices, Support the ILO Convention!"

ILC108: "Use your voices, Support the ILO Convention!"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2019 05:34 PM

Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President spoke at the ILC108 on June 10, 2019.

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ILC108: Vulnerable workers bringing important perspective on violence and harassment to International Labour Conference in Geneva

ILC108: Vulnerable workers bringing important perspective on violence and harassment to International Labour Conference in Geneva

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:28 PM

Over 61% of the world’s workers work in the informal economy, yet they have the least protection against violence and harassment at work. They'll be bringing their important perspective on violence and harassment to this year's International Labour Conference in Geneva.

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ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation

ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:34 PM

Wrapping up their annual meeting in Geneva, members of the International Labour Organisation agreed on the need to "adopt standards on violence and harassment in the world of work".

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ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers!

ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:32 PM

Speech of Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, at the ILC 2018 plenary.

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World of Work magazine: Violence at work

World of Work magazine: Violence at work

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:34 PM

Special 2018 issue - This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights the themes discussed by the ILO’s 107th International Labour Conference (ILC).

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ILO adopts new Protocol to tackle modern forms of forced labour

ILO adopts new Protocol to tackle modern forms of forced labour

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:34 PM

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has adopted a new legally binding Protocol designed to strengthen global efforts to eliminate forced labour. The Protocol, supported by a Recommendation, was adopted by government, employer and worker delegates to the International Labour Conference (ILC) with 437 votes for 27 abstentions and 8 against.

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Global: Myrtle Witbooi speaks at the Standards Committee, ILC 2014

Global: Myrtle Witbooi speaks at the Standards Committee, ILC 2014

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:32 PM

Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, speaks at the Standards Committee, ILC 2014 on June 3

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Global: Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, speaks at the ILC 2014 on May 29

Global: Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, speaks at the ILC 2014 on May 29

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:32 PM

Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, speaks at the ILC 2014 on May 29

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Forced labour laws need more than lip service to be effective

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:36 PM

In 1930, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) established a Forced Labour Convention, an attempt to address such practices in what was then still a colonial world. Over the decades the manifestations of forced labour have changed, whereas international law has remains rooted in the past. Beginning this week, and running until 12 June, the International Labour Conference (ILC) is meeting to try to address the gaps in the convention that have emerged over the past 80 years. The conference represents an opportunity to advance the eradication of forced labour, updating legislation in the areas of prevention, victim protection and compensation, and including new forms of forced labour such as trafficking.

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Switzerland: Domestic Workers at the ILC Geneva 2009

Switzerland: Domestic Workers at the ILC Geneva 2009

Mar 19, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Ida Le Blanc, general secretary of the National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE), attended the International Labor Organization Conference in Geneva in June, 2009 and submitted a report.

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USA: AFL-CIO Partners with Domestic Workers Alliance - Call for Domestic Worker Representatives at ILC

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:33 PM

In a historic move, the AFL-CIO signed a new partnership agreement with the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

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NUDE report on ILC 2009 and Domestic Workers in Trinidad and Tobago

NUDE report on ILC 2009 and Domestic Workers in Trinidad and Tobago

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:36 PM

Ida Le Blanc, general secretary of the National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE), attended the International Labor Organization Conference in Geneva in June, 2009 and submitted a report.

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