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Ghana: Domestic Services Workers' Union (DSWU) Founding Conference

Ghana: Domestic Services Workers' Union (DSWU) Founding Conference

Sep 23, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Domestic Services Workers' Union (DSWU) was having the founding Conference on Sept 23 in Accra. The theme of the conference was "Giving voice to domestic workers" and leaders were elected representing the workers.

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Hong Kong: FADWU's Annual General Meeting and the 5th Anniversary

Hong Kong: FADWU's Annual General Meeting and the 5th Anniversary

Sep 20, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

FADWU's Annual General Meeting and the 5th Anniversary was held on 20 September 2015. Celebrations & Congratulations!

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Cambodia: CDWN meeting with new members

Cambodia: CDWN meeting with new members

Sep 20, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

CDWN organized a meeting with new members at Village3 Sankat2 Sihanoukville on 2015 Sept 20.

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Tanzania: CHODAWU Workshop on Training of Trainers for domestic workers in Iringa

Tanzania: CHODAWU Workshop on Training of Trainers for domestic workers in Iringa

from Sep 17, 2015 08:00 AM to Sep 19, 2015 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Conservation, Hotels, Domestic, Social Services and Consultancy Workers Union (CHODAWU) with the support of IDWF conducted a two days workshop under the Project Securing Economic Rights for Informal Women Workers (Domestic workers) in Iringa Municipality on 17th -18th September, 2015.

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India: Petition call to ensure justice for human and labour rights violations against Nepali domestic workers by Saudi diplomat

India: Petition call to ensure justice for human and labour rights violations against Nepali domestic workers by Saudi diplomat

Sep 15, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

The recent rescue of two Nepali domestic workers from the residence of a Saudi diplomat has again highlighted the human rights abuse and labour rights violation domestic workers face. In light of the gruesome sexual and physical violence reported in the matter, it is crucial that the diplomat and other perpetrators be investigated and prosecuted. The diplomatic immunity being used to shield the diplomat, should not be extended in light of the grave offences committed- the spirit of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961, the instrument granting immunity, goes against such condonation. The Indian government must also bring a statutory framework for domestic workers to curb such abuse.

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Mexico: SINACTRAHO founding congress & CACEH 15th Anniversary

Mexico: SINACTRAHO founding congress & CACEH 15th Anniversary

from Aug 30, 2015 08:00 AM to Sep 11, 2015 07:59 AMby IDWFED

National Domestic Workers Union (SINACTRAHO) held its founding congress on August 30 with the aim of representing and defending the labor rights of Mexico’s estimated 2.3 million domestic workers. CACEH, the domestic worker support and training center, has been organizing domestic workers towards this goal and celebrated its 15th Anniversary on September 10.

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Tanzania: Tripartite workshop for domestic workers pushing ratification of C189

Tanzania: Tripartite workshop for domestic workers pushing ratification of C189

from Aug 28, 2015 08:00 AM to Sep 30, 2015 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Tripartite workshop in Tanzania to push for ratification of C189, enforcement of laws - and building strong unions.

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Zanzibar: Domestic workers meeting

Zanzibar: Domestic workers meeting

Aug 01, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

We had a meeting with domestic workers on Aug 1 2015. Twelve domestic workers participated.

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Sri Lanka: South Asia Domestic Workers Training for Trainers' Workshop

Sri Lanka: South Asia Domestic Workers Training for Trainers' Workshop

from Jul 27, 2015 08:00 AM to Jul 30, 2015 07:59 AMby IDWFED

South Asia Domestic Workers Training for Trainers' Workshop, organized by IDWF and Solidarity Center on 2015 July 27-29.

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Ghana: Planning project workshop for domestic workers

Ghana: Planning project workshop for domestic workers

from Jul 21, 2015 08:00 AM to Jul 24, 2015 07:59 AM Accra, Ghana,by IDWFED

Domestic workers leaders of DSWU and few participants from Ghana trade unions are participating in the planning workshop of the project for DSWU in Ghana.

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Cambodia: Three-year strategic partnership work plan for migrant workers

Cambodia: Three-year strategic partnership work plan for migrant workers

Jul 23, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

CAMBODIAN DOMESTIC WORKERS NETWORK TEAM had a joint meeting with UN WOMEN on 23 July 2015 about a "Three-year strategic partnership work plan in support to the parliament on addressing the rights of women migrant workers".

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Tanzania: ILO study on dispute resolution for domestic workers

Tanzania: ILO study on dispute resolution for domestic workers

Jul 14, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Tanzania,by IDWFED

Vicky Kanyoka, IDWF Africa Coordinator, had a meeting with the ILO consultant who is conducting a survey on dispute resolution in relation to domestic workers.

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Sri Lanka: Petition calling to immediately charge Sarath de Abrew and put him on trial

Sri Lanka: Petition calling to immediately charge Sarath de Abrew and put him on trial

Jul 13, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

We have launched a petition to seek justice for a domestic worker who was brutally assaulted by her employer, Sarath De Abrew, a Sri Lankan Supreme Court Justice. Please sign the petition today: https://bit.ly/fireabrew and send to your colleagues and partners.

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Africa: IUF team Africa meeting in Entebbe, Uganda

Africa: IUF team Africa meeting in Entebbe, Uganda

from Jul 06, 2015 08:00 AM to Jul 09, 2015 07:59 AMby IDWFED

From July 6-8, IDWF Africa coordinator, Vicky Kanyoka attended the meeting which involved all ‪IUF‬ project coordinators in in Entebbe, Uganda, ‪Africa‬.

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2015 June 16 International Domestic Workers Day round up

2015 June 16 International Domestic Workers Day round up

Jun 16, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Worldwide,by IDWFED

Congratulations everyone on a very powerful International Domestic Workers Day!

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Hong Kong: Domestic workers joining the July 1 Democracy Rally

Hong Kong: Domestic workers joining the July 1 Democracy Rally

Jul 01, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Domestic workers together with the 48,000 protesters at 1 July Democracy Rally, demanding for general universal suffrage.

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India: Actions of domestic workers in Madurai, Trichy and Nellai in the state of Tamil Nadu

India: Actions of domestic workers in Madurai, Trichy and Nellai in the state of Tamil Nadu

Jun 17, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Actions of domestic workers in Madurai, Trichy and Nellai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

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India: NDWM Bihar demanding for ratification of C189

India: NDWM Bihar demanding for ratification of C189

from Jun 15, 2015 08:00 AM to Jun 17, 2015 07:59 AMby IDWFED

NDWM and NDWF celebrated June 16. They were calling for "We want to meet PM" to demand for ratification of C189, inclusion of minimum wage and protection policies and laws.

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India: NDWM Mumbai signature campaign for C189

India: NDWM Mumbai signature campaign for C189

Jun 16, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

NDWM Mumbai organized a Public Meeting of Domestic Workers with the demand and theme "Pension is my right" and signature campaign for ratification of ILO convention 189.

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Tanzania: Domestic workers pressurising government to ratify C189

Tanzania: Domestic workers pressurising government to ratify C189

Jun 16, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Interview for leaders of domestic workers CHODAWU on June 16 pressurising Government to Ratify C189.

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Zanzibar: CHODAWU'Z in Zanzibar National launching campaign

Zanzibar: CHODAWU'Z in Zanzibar National launching campaign

from May 28, 2015 08:00 AM to Jun 02, 2015 07:59 AM Zanzibar,by IDWFED

The objectives of these activities 1. Lobbying Government to ratify the convention 189 and domesticate 2. To promote decent work for the domestic workers through the media 3. To raise awareness and organized domestics workers to join membership in trade union CHODAWU "Z" 4. Domestic work to be recognized as decent job.

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Ghana: Domestic workers resolve to form stronger bond of unity

Ghana: Domestic workers resolve to form stronger bond of unity

Jun 16, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Ghana,by IDWFED

Domestic workers in Ghana have commemorated this year’s International Domestic Workers Day (IDW) with a strong resolve to unite to fight for their rights as workers.

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Mozambique: SINED has started to cooperate with Social security schemes

Mozambique: SINED has started to cooperate with Social security schemes

Jun 16, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Mozambique,by IDWFED

On 16 June a meeting held in Maputo, representative of National Institute of Social Secutity and DWs are participating.

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Nepal: Event Report on Marking International Domestic Workers Day

Nepal: Event Report on Marking International Domestic Workers Day

Jun 16, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Nepal,by IDWFED

Event Report on Marking International Domestic Workers Day by Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal

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Guinea: Executive committee of the SYNEM-GUINEE EST went to meet the Minister of Labour

Guinea: Executive committee of the SYNEM-GUINEE EST went to meet the Minister of Labour

Jun 16, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Guinea,by IDWFED

The Executive committee of the union went to meet the Minister of Labour and and made a statement on National Television.

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India: NDWM online campaign to stop the amendment of Child Labour Law

India: NDWM online campaign to stop the amendment of Child Labour Law

Jun 12, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM INDIA,by IDWFED

On World Day against Child Labour National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) is starting an online campaign to seek public support to ban child labor to appeal to the Government to stop the amendment of Child Labour Law to allow children below 14 to help the family based business.

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Belgium: ITUC-IDWF-FES International Domestic Workers Meeting

Belgium: ITUC-IDWF-FES International Domestic Workers Meeting

from May 27, 2015 08:00 AM to May 29, 2015 07:59 AMby IDWFED

In a meeting on 27-28 May 2015 in Brussels, IDWF and ITUC together shared experiences and discussed on action plan to push forward domestic workers campaign for rights and ratification of C189.

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June 16 is around the corner - "My Fair Home"

June 16 is around the corner - "My Fair Home"

Jun 16, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

On this June 16, we will begin to walk together, towards achieving “My Fair Home” for every domestic worker and implementation of the C189.

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Dominican Republic: ATH celebrates 26th anniversary

Dominican Republic: ATH celebrates 26th anniversary

May 07, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

On May 7, the Association of Domestic Workers (ATH in Spanish) in Dominican Republic celebrated its 26th anniversary and years of struggle, organization and achievements.

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Domestic workers on 2015 May Day

Domestic workers on 2015 May Day

May 01, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Global,by IDWFED

Demanding dignity for domestic workers and all workers on May Day!

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