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published Sep 20, 2014 05:23 PM
Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Story chemical/x-cerius Malaysia: IDWF is hiring - Training Officer by IDWFED — last modified Sep 05, 2018 11:10 PM
The IDWF is currently recruiting a part-time training officer to develop and implement educational and training programmes for migrant domestic workers in ASEAN countries, mainly in Malaysia and Singapore.
Story Malaysia: IDWF is hiring - Field Organizer by IDWFED — last modified Sep 05, 2018 11:10 PM
The IDWF is currently recruiting a field organizer to organize Indonesian domestic workers in Malaysia and Singapore.
Story Honduras: Justice for Maribel! Stop Violence against Domestic Workers! by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2018 11:53 AM
"We demand that states put an end to these precarious working conditions where violence and discrimination are perpetuated by historical social inequalities. We ask for justice to the feminicide of Maribel Flores."
Resource IDWF e-Newsletter #21 - August 2018 by IDWFED — last modified Aug 06, 2018 05:38 PM
An ILO Convention to Stop Violence at Work is Possible
Story India: NPDW Signature Campaign for the cause of domestic workers by IDWFED — last modified Aug 02, 2018 06:07 PM
NPDW is calling for endorsement of the Signature Campaign for the cause of domestic workers.
Story Malaysia: Chronicles of My Geneva Experience at the 107th International Labour Conference by IDWFED — last modified Aug 05, 2018 06:28 PM
By Liezl Galdo - Head of the Organizing Committee of AMMPO, a Filipino migrant domestic workers in Malaysia
Story Global: Agreement of an International Law to end Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work - Victory of the International Labour Conference, June 2018 by IDWFED — last modified Aug 05, 2018 06:14 PM
A report on the IDWF at the Conference, 2018.
Story Octet Stream Lebanon: Join IDWF and ARM in calling for Justice for Shamila by IDWFED — last modified Jul 11, 2018 06:04 PM
Following the racist mob assault of two Kenyan women migrant workers in Beirut, the Lebanese government threatened to deport one of the women, Shamila.
Story text/texmacs Malaysia: Response from Migrant Worker Communities and Migrant Rights’ Civil Society Organizations With Regards To Ongoing Raids on Undocumented Migrants by IDWFED — last modified Jul 11, 2018 05:54 PM
Recent raid against migrant workers - Many migrants are domestic workers - 250,000 registered and many more irregular ones. According to AMMPO, IDWF affiliate in Malaysia, the immigration officers are very rude - yelling at the migrants, workers got handcuffed, tied and brought to lobby treating them like animals, restrictions from water nor toilets.
Story application/x-troff-me Kuwait: Domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers' Day for the first time by IDWFED — last modified Jun 25, 2018 10:50 PM
It was a very significant occasion because it's the first time that this day was celebrated in the country.
India: "Safe Workplace is Our Rights" - SEWA Kerala celebration for the International Domestic Workers' Day Jun 18, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
This year we celebrated Domestic Workers' Dday with the slogan "Safe Workplace is Our Rights". SEWA Union Kerala organised big event on June 18 at Trivandrum the state head quarters. Around 700 domestic workers particpated in the rally and public meeting. It was inaugurated by the union Secretary Ms. Sonia George.
Kenya: "Domestic Workers and Convention 189: Making it real!" workshop in Nairobi from Jun 14, 2018 08:00 AM to Jun 18, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
The “Domestic Workers and Convention 189: Making it real!” workshop took place in Nairobi, June 14-17, 2018. On the 16th, a press conference was held to mark International Domestic Workers Day in support of Kenyan workers’ demand for the Government to ratify Convention 189.
Resource x-conference/x-cooltalk Agents of change? Assessing Hong Kong employment agencies' compliance with the Code of Practice by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2018 07:13 PM
The report, based on a survey of over 450 migrant domestic workers, examines the implementation of the Hong Kong government’s Code of Practice for Employment Agencies (CoP), and its impact on the human and labour rights of domestic workers in the territory.
Story x-conference/x-cooltalk Hong Kong: Migrant domestic workers continue to face exploitation as employment agencies fail to comply with government’s new Code of Practice by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2018 03:32 PM
The new report, Agents of Change? Assessing agency compliance with the Code of Practice, is based on interviews with 452 migrant domestic workers between July 2017 and March 2018. It shows that the Hong Kong government’s Code of Practice for Employment Agencies* is being widely flouted by agencies, leaving migrant domestic workers at risk of abuse and exploitation.
Story D source code Global: 2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world by IDWFED — last modified Jul 16, 2018 04:02 PM
2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world
Story India: Domestic workers urge the government to ratify C189 by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 09:36 PM
NDWF - Jharkhand Domestic Workers Union 500 domestic workers from five districts came together in an assembly to celebrate June 16. They demand for C189 ratification, law for domestic workers, Minimum wages of domestic workers and BPL. Guests include parliament member, member of Legislative Assembly.
Story Global: 2018 June 16 - Support ILO Convention to Stop Gender-based Violence - Equal Rights, Respect & Justice for Domestic Workers by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 06:32 PM
Everyone, including governments and employers in our communities need to know this process and be supportive of our call. A workplace which is free of abuse and violence is good for everyone.
Story Italy: Stop violence at work - Filcams supports the campaign for the ILO Convention by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2018 03:41 PM
On the International Domestic Workers' Day, Filcams Cgil Nazionale supports the #StopGBVatWork campaign against violence at work and gender harassment.
Story Peru: Congress approved the ratification of C189 for the rights of domestic workers by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2018 10:32 PM
After 7 years of unattainable struggle of the Domestic Workers, today the Ratification of ILO Convention 189, and its recommendation 201, was debated and approved in the Plenary of the Congress of the Republic.
Story ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation by IDWFED — last modified Jun 09, 2018 08:30 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".
Story Global: Myrtle Witbooi has been chosen as a Finalist for the Challenging Norms, Powering Economies challenge by IDWFED — last modified Jul 18, 2018 10:00 PM
Myrtle’s proposal was chosen from an incredibly strong field of over 150 nominees across Africa and the Middle East.
Story ECMAScript program Myanmar: Stop all Human Rights Violations and Abuses against Rohingya Women and Young Girls; Ensure safe return and citizenship of all Rohingya refugees by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 11:31 AM
Thousands of Rohingya women and young girls have been raped and killed since August 2017. Reports reveal that they are committed by the army and police of your government. This is outrageous, shameful and must be stopped immediately.
Italy: General assembly of Filcams Cgil in Rome from Jun 05, 2018 08:00 AM to Jun 07, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Adriana Cretu - Filcams Torino was representing the IDWF in the domestic work table (live in care and future with the platforms).
Story ILC107: We continue to fight with alongside our partners and allies in unity and solidarity by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 10:01 PM
We all know well that domestic workers and other workers in the informal sector are subjected to violence and harassment because of lack of protective measures that renders them vulnerable and unprotected. The following days will be fundamental, and the battle of the amendments is already under way.
Story ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers! by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 09:52 PM
Speech of Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, at the ILC 2018 plenary.
Story Octet Stream Switzerland: IDWF delegation at the International Labour Conference in Geneva by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 09:48 PM
Domestic workers are ready to fight for an instrument that gives them the voice and freedom they deserve.
Story Switzerland: The International Domestic Workers Federation is back at the International Labour Conference - Support ILO Convention Stop Gender-based Violence by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:03 PM
“We, domestic workers are back again, this time for another ILO Convention to protect us against violence and harassment in the workplace. The invisible violence that we must bear in our work places as women and as workers is one of the most pervasive injustices inflicted into our sector but we are here to make sure this will come to an end”, said Myrtle Witbooi.
Resource IDWF Annual Report 2017 - STRONG, UNITED and GROWING by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2018 09:09 PM
There is no stopping us. Let us continue until each and every domestic worker is valued and all of us are free.
Resource World of Work magazine: Violence at work by IDWFED — last modified Jun 14, 2018 04:20 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).
Resource Platform of Demands - Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 10:13 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.