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Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Resource Platform of Demands - Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work by IDWFED — last modified May 23, 2018 09:51 PM
In this document we set out why domestic workers, our workplace, and clear definitions of who we need protecting from are among the issues that must be specifically included for this new Standard to be effective and bring about significant and lasting change for the better. Only then might domestic workers and indeed other marginalised workers be optimistic that we can provide our highly valuable services in the safe and secure conditions that we deserve and are entitled to.
Resource Support Campaign to End Gender-based Violence at Work! by IDWFED — last modified May 25, 2018 04:43 PM
Gender-based violence is one of the most common human rights violations in the world--it can affect any worker, but women most of all because of unequal power relations.
Story Americas: Racial Equality Tops Domestic Workers Meeting in Brazil by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2018 04:17 PM
In one of the most powerful moments of the conference, migrant domestic workers and Afro-descendent domestic workers shared their strategies during a panel on racial equality and, in the process, "restored dignity back to themselves and to the work they do," says Adriana Paz, IDWF Latin America regional coordinator.
Brazil: Day 4 - IDWF Continental Meeting for affiliates in Americas May 06, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Theme: Gender Based Violence: Sharing Organizing Experiences, Planning and Strategizing Nationally and Regionally & International Advocacy
Brazil: Day 3 - IDWF Continental Meeting for affiliates in Americas May 05, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Themes: Black Workers Organizing, Constitutional Amendments, Resolutions, Regional Elections
Brazil: Day 2 - IDWF Continental Meeting for affiliates in Americas May 04, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Themes: Regional & global reports; Regional Evaluations & Congress Preparation
Brazil: Day 1 - IDWF Continental Meeting for affiliates in Americas May 03, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Themes: Opening, Implementation of C189, Best Practices in Social Dialogue & Successful Models on Trade Union Training Schools
Brazil: IDWF Continental Meeting for affiliates in Americas from May 03, 2018 08:00 AM to May 07, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
In preparation for the 2nd International Congress of the International Federation of Domestic Workers (IDWF) in November 2018, all the organizations affiliated to the IDWF in America meet from May 3 to 6 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Story USA: Our Work, Our Dignity: Making Rights A Reality by IDWFED — last modified May 05, 2018 09:15 PM
This 2018, in response to the current political climate of escalated attacks on immigrant communities and the ongoing pattern of under-compliance with labor laws in the domestic work industry, California’s domestic workers are rising above the fear and uniting to protect and assert their rights both as immigrants and as workers.
Resource D source code A Guide on Labour Inspection Intervention in the Informal Economy - A participatory method by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2018 12:33 AM
The publication and implementation of this guide will contribute towards improving the working conditions of workers in the informal economy and ensuring compliance with standards (national and international), in particular fundamental principles and rights at work as well as regulations governing occupational safety and health.
Belgium: EFFAT - IDWF Domestic Workers meeting Apr 24, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
One of the tasks of the meeting is to prepare for the coming IDWF Congress in November.
Sri Lanka: IDWF Regional Workshop and Pre-congress Regional Meeting from Apr 21, 2018 08:00 AM to Apr 24, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
IDWF Regional Workshop on Supporting ILO Convention & Stopping Violence Against Domestic Workers and IDWF Pre-congress Regional Meeting
Resource Diplomacy Training Program - Migrant Worker International Law Reference Tool by IDWFED — last modified Apr 23, 2018 09:16 PM
Currently, this application is limited to international law applicable to migrant workers working in Malaysia, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Oman (Countries of Destination) and who are from Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Cambodia and Myanmar (Countries of Origin).​"
Story Bangladesh: Domestic workers urged the government to immediately implement protection and welfare policy by IDWFED — last modified Mar 29, 2018 05:31 PM
Domestic workers, trade union leaders and legal experts on Wednesday urged the government to immediately implement the domestic workers’ protection and welfare policy which has been adopted in 2015 to protect their rights.
Affiliate D source code Brazil: Federación Nacional de Trabajadoras Domésticas (FENATRAD) by IDWFED — last modified May 07, 2018 04:51 PM
Organize and represent the class of female workers in Brazil, to be recognized as workers and have full access to labor rights granted to other sectors within the labor code.
Tanzania: IDWF Conference for Africa Region from Mar 24, 2018 08:00 AM to Mar 27, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
One of the objectives of the conference was to prepare for the Region's contributions to the IDWF second congress that will be held in November 16-19, 2018.
Story Hong Kong: Sundays in the Park With Bagoong by IDWFED — last modified Apr 10, 2018 04:08 PM
Once a week, Hong Kong’s domestic workers, many from the Philippines and Indonesia, take to public spaces for adobo-scented picnics and a quiet act of rebellion.
Story text/texmacs Jordan: Jordanian youth join the My Fair Home youth advocacy network for domestic worker rights by IDWFED — last modified Mar 26, 2018 05:42 PM
The ILO FAIRWAY project is supporting youth in the Arab States to become change makers for migrant domestic workers’ rights in their communities.
Lebanon: IDWF launching the "My Fair Home" Campaign at the Sri Lanka Residence in Beirut Mar 22, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Launching of the "My Fair Home" Campaign and Cocktail Reception at the Residence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Lebanon.
Affiliate USA: United Domestic Workers of America (UDW) by IDWFED — last modified May 07, 2018 04:47 PM
The mission of UDW is to serve and advocate for our membership. Our work and efforts provide support for providers and others alike for greater public good. Local 3930 will continue to work towards better wages, improved benefits and legislative reform.
Story Pascal source code USA: "Violence and Harassment against Women in the World of Work" Expert Group Workshop by IDWFED — last modified Mar 22, 2018 06:27 PM
In the context of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the IDWF was invited by Care International to an Expert Group Workshop on "Violence and Harassment against Women in the World of Work" on 13 March 2018.
Resource Ending violence and harassment in the world of work by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2018 05:08 PM
The present report and proposed Conclusions were prepared on the basis of the replies received from governments and organizations of employers and workers, the substance of which is given in the following pages. The Office commentary is provided immediately after the replies to each question.
Story Nepal: Film about the life of domestic workers - "In Safe Hands" by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2018 10:49 PM
Through Sonu Danuwar Chaudhary's rare, poignant and sometimes painful journey, this film portrays the millions of workers internationally who pick up the care deficit to ensure that more privileged portions of the global population remain "In Safe Hands".
Zimbabwe: Domestic workers participating a workshop about C189 from Feb 24, 2018 08:00 AM to Feb 26, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Domestic workers participating a workshop about C189
Kenya: Domestic workers participate in the C189 procession before the Parliament Feb 21, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Nairobi, Kenya,by IDWFED
Domestic workers demonstrate before the Parliament for ratification of ILO C189 with the support from Solidarity Centre.
Story Kenya: Domestic Workers Push for Convention Ratification by IDWFED — last modified Feb 22, 2018 11:19 PM
Domestic workers rally for ratification of ILO Convention 189 on February 21, 2018 on Parliament grounds.
Kenya: KUDHEIHA's preparation of the procession to Parliament and Cabinet Secretary Feb 12, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Nairobi, Kenya,by IDWFED
Domestic workers under the leadership of Ruth Khakame were having a monthly meeting on February 12 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Mozambique: Domestic workers celebrating New Year Feb 11, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Domestic workers from National Trade Union of Domestic Workers (SINED) in Mozambique met on Feb 11 2018 to celebrate on New Year, evaluate the 2017 activities and plan for 2018.
Resource IDWF e-Newsletter #20 - February 2018 by IDWFED — last modified Feb 09, 2018 05:54 PM
2018: Hope & Energy - Together, we are stronger!
Story Brazil: Following years of campaigning by domestic workers, the government in recent days ratified the ILO C189 by IDWFED — last modified Feb 13, 2018 06:23 PM
In a statement celebrating ratification, FENATRAD also vows to continue in the “daily struggle for dignity, valorization and recognition of domestic work, work that moves and creates conditions for other workers to dedicate themselves to productive activities.”