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by IDWFED published Mar 05, 2015 03:52 AM
Global: Women 4 Justice - Stand together for women's rights

Global: Women 4 Justice - Stand together for women's rights

Jan 21, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

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.

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Global: IDWF Statement on International Migrants Day - December 18 2016 - Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

Global: IDWF Statement on International Migrants Day - December 18 2016 - Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 18, 2016 05:28 PM

That was the pledge domestic workers made at the founding congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) in Uruguay three years ago. Today, on International Migrants Day, we once again remind ourselves that with unity we have the strength to free ourselves, especially migrant domestic workers, so that we are slaves no more.

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Global: IDWF is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon

Global: IDWF is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 14, 2016 01:18 PM

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon - Sushila Rana known as Zogana Rana, and Roja Maya Limbu known as Rosie Limbaugh - without formal and clear explanation of the charges levelled against them.

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USA: Matahari Women Workers' Center Condemns Au Pair Industry Efforts to Remove Labor Protections for Domestic Workers

USA: Matahari Women Workers' Center Condemns Au Pair Industry Efforts to Remove Labor Protections for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 07, 2016 11:29 PM

As the U.S. Recognizes Workers on Labor Day, the Matahari Women Workers’ Center Condemns Industry Efforts to Remove Labor Protections From Domestic Workers

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USA: Sign petition and Send some love and solidarity to black domestic workers in the US

USA: Sign petition and Send some love and solidarity to black domestic workers in the US

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 28, 2016 12:56 AM

IDWF invites affiliates around the world to send messages of solidarity through social media. Use the hashtags #dwdignity and #blacklivesmatter and @IDWFed. Post a photo on facebook saying "Domestic Workers from [your country] in solidarity with black domestic workers in the US #blacklivesmatter."

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Netherlands: Request to donate money to undocumented domestic workers activists

Netherlands: Request to donate money to undocumented domestic workers activists

by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2016 02:02 PM

We are protesting against the deportation of two strong women who have been defending domestic workers' rights!

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UK: Help protect domestic workers - Tell the Parliament to end the tied visa

UK: Help protect domestic workers - Tell the Parliament to end the tied visa

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 04, 2016 05:53 PM

Support the campaign to end the tied visa system in the UK, which is a campaign also by Justice for domestic workers (J4DW), a membership-based organization of domestic workers in the UK.

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Global: It's time to end modern slavery

Global: It's time to end modern slavery

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2015 06:42 PM

Call on your government to ratify the protocol to end forced labour.

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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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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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Mary Jane Lives! Migrant Worker Action Helps Save the Life of Filipina Mary Jane Veloso!

Mary Jane Lives! Migrant Worker Action Helps Save the Life of Filipina Mary Jane Veloso!

by IDWFED — last modified May 04, 2015 04:41 PM

Hours before she was scheduled to be executed by firing squad in Indonesia late on April 28, Mary Jane Veloso's life was saved last minute after a woman who allegedly trafficked her to Indonesia turned herself in to the police in the Philippines. Though Mary Jane is temporarily saved from the death penalty, she still must prove her innocence and there is much more work to be done to save her life and other migrant workers on death row.

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