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Report of the Second Sub-regional Workshop - Capacity building for domestic workers' leaders in South Africa

Report of the Second Sub-regional Workshop - Capacity building for domestic workers' leaders in South Africa

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by IDWFED published Dec 14, 2015 12:00 AM
Contributors: Vicky Kanyoka
The Second Sub-regional Workshop - Capacity building for domestic workers' leaders, 12-14 December 2015, Capetown, South Africa

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IDWF convened a capacity building workshop for domestic workers leaders from 12th-14th December 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.

This was the second sub regional workshop for the domestic workers leaders and officials from the English and Portuguese speaking countries in Africa.  The first workshop was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in October 2014 at Hôtel des Conférencesouind-Yinè for the French Speaking domestic workers leaders. The participants were from countries; South Africa, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, and Mozambique.

The workshop brought together fifty -four (54) participants who included thirty-four (34) domestic workers leaders and three (3) officials in charge of domestic workers’ desks.

We also had representatives from ACS-CSC (5), WIEGO (2), IUF-Geneva (1), IDWF (3), OPC-Sweden (1) LRS (1), and University of Cape Town (2).

The workshop was financially supported by ACV-CSC (Food and Service Union) and partially by OPC a Swedish Organization.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:

The workshop was based on three training objectives:

(i) Broadening the knowledge of the domestic workers’ leaders about trade unions, their structures, roles and functions of union leaders as well as communication skills.

(ii) Building the capacity of domestic workers’ leaders, in planning their work in the unions.

(iii) Sharing experiences and learning from other IDWF affiliates in the Diaspora.

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