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by IDWFED published Oct 14, 2014 04:45 PM

Malaysia: Drafting First Laws To Protect Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 25, 2015 05:51 PM

Malaysia is drafting new laws to protect domestic workers from sexual harassment, non-payment of wages and poor working conditions, an official said Thursday. The move would provide the first legal protection for domestic workers in Malaysia – mostly from Indonesia – who are not covered by legislation that protects foreign workers in other sectors like construction.

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Indonesia: Domestic Workers Ask For National Day, More Days Off

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 25, 2015 08:30 PM

Protesters also demanded the government pass a Domestic Worker's Protection Law and officially make Feb. 15 a national holiday for domestic workers. In Indonesia, most middle-class families employ maids to perform domestic chores and childcare, but not all acknowledge their rights.

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Philippines: Domestic work is work, not slavery! Domestic workers are human beings, not commodities!

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 25, 2015 08:44 PM

Domestic work is work, not slavery! Domestic workers are human beings, not commodities! So proclaims the Philippine Alliance of Progressive Labor in preparation for a Manila protest to the Department of Foreign Affairs. Read about the problems of the Philippine labor export policy and the working conditions of domestic workers.

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Global: Declaration of the Conference "Respect and Rights" - Protection for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 04:20 PM

Protection for domestic workers!! ¡Protección para trabajadoras domésticas!

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