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by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 08:55 PM
Nepal: NTUC on the World day against the Use of Child Labour June 12

Nepal: NTUC on the World day against the Use of Child Labour June 12

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 27, 2016 05:30 PM

Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC) observed World day against the Child Labour with expressing union commitment to avoid use of child labour in supply chains. NTUC -Labour Welfare and Social Protection Department in the coordination with NTUC Kathmandu District organized a union activist commitment program on the occasion of World day against the Child Labour that took place at union house, Anamnagar, Kathmandu.

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Global: International Domestic Workers Day 2016 June 16 - International Launch of the My Fair Home Campaign

Global: International Domestic Workers Day 2016 June 16 - International Launch of the My Fair Home Campaign

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 22, 2016 06:38 PM

This year on June 16, the IDWF will launch the My Fair Home campaign internationally jointly with the My Fair Home champions.

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Philippines: UNITED is a champion of My Fair Home!

Philippines: UNITED is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 30, 2017 04:39 PM

UNITED Domestic Workers of the Philippines (UNITED), Philippines is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Philippines: SENTRO is a champion of My Fair Home!

Philippines: SENTRO is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 11, 2016 12:01 AM

Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO), Philippines is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Indonesia: KSPI is a champion of My Fair Home!

Indonesia: KSPI is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Indonesia (KSPI), Indonesia is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Hong Kong: FADWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

Hong Kong: FADWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2016 06:13 PM

FADWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Hong Kong: HKCTU is a champion of My Fair Home!

Hong Kong: HKCTU is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2016 06:14 PM

Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), Hong Kong is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Global: Free online lecture on "Organizing migrant domestic workers"

Global: Free online lecture on "Organizing migrant domestic workers"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 07, 2016 04:32 PM

UN Women Training Centre is hosting a series of free online lectures and one of them is "Organizing migrant domestic workers" on June 7 by Elizabeth Tang, IDWF General Secretary.

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Global: International cooperation is essential to promote migrant domestic workers' rights

Global: International cooperation is essential to promote migrant domestic workers' rights

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 07, 2016 09:22 PM

Sharing good practice and experience in both countries sending and receiving workers is key to improve migrant domestic workers’ rights, says Maria Elena Valenzuela, Project Coordinator, ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their families. outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

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India: In India's slums, domestic workers' daughters campaign for their rights

India: In India's slums, domestic workers' daughters campaign for their rights

by IDWFED — last modified May 11, 2016 05:01 PM

Led by the National Domestic Workers Movement, the campaign aims to help children of informal sector workers such as maids, nannies and drivers recognize threats and equip them to better protect themselves.

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Global: "Let us work together and make life for domestic workers change for the better."

Global: "Let us work together and make life for domestic workers change for the better."

by IDWFED — last modified May 16, 2016 06:50 PM

The Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families seeks to promote the human and labour rights of migrant domestic workers worldwide by addressing the challenges that make migrant domestic workers particularly vulnerable to the risks of exploitation and abuse.

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India: acknowledgement letters from the Prime Minister Office (PMO) on addressing the issues of domestic workers

India: acknowledgement letters from the Prime Minister Office (PMO) on addressing the issues of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified May 09, 2016 04:15 PM

IDWF affiliate, National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) received acknowledgement letters from the Prime Minister of India's Office (PMO), New Delhi, Ministry of Women & Child Development and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for submitting the memorandum addressing the issues of domestic workers in India and the need for a comprehensive legislation for their social protection and labour rights.

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Nepal: Plight of domestic work - Few rights, little freedom and meagre pay

Nepal: Plight of domestic work - Few rights, little freedom and meagre pay

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 20, 2016 04:56 PM

An estimated 200,000 people, mostly women, are employed as domestic workers in private households across the country, according to reports prepared by various organisations. And most of them share similar plight: few rights, little freedom and frequent abuse. Law for house workers has been amended, but Nepal is yet to ratify ILO C89 Convention.

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CSW60: Investment in social protections for care work will make our societies more just, equal, and healthy, says Jill Shenker

CSW60: Investment in social protections for care work will make our societies more just, equal, and healthy, says Jill Shenker

by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2017 10:31 PM

Remarks by Jill Shenker, North America Coordinator for the International Domestic Workers Federation, who spoke about the need to value care work.

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CSW60: Human trafficking must be called by its true name - modern slavery - a dishonor of our common humanity, says Shirley Pryce

CSW60: Human trafficking must be called by its true name - modern slavery - a dishonor of our common humanity, says Shirley Pryce

by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2017 10:35 PM

Shirley Pryce (Jamaica Household Workers Union, Caribbean Domestic Workers Network, International Domestic Workers Federation) spoke at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 60 (2016) panel on Combatting the Trafficking of Women and Girls: What Role Can the Private Sector Play in Addressing and Preventing Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery?

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CSW60: Domestic work is the work that makes all other work possible, says Allison Julien

CSW60: Domestic work is the work that makes all other work possible, says Allison Julien

by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2017 10:34 PM

On March 16, Allison Julien, a domestic worker, gave public comment at the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment during the Commission on the Status of Women. She was unable to complete her statement, despite being the only worker to provide comment. Here is her complete statement. You can watch the full discussion, including Allison’s statement around minute 50 here.

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Global: 90 per cent of domestic workers excluded from social protection, says ILO

Global: 90 per cent of domestic workers excluded from social protection, says ILO

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 21, 2016 05:08 PM

60 million of the world’s 67 million domestic workers still do not have access to any kind of social security coverage, says a new ILO study entitled “Social protection for domestic workers: Key policy trends and statistics ”.

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Global: We celebrate domestic worker leaders around the world on International Women's Day

Global: We celebrate domestic worker leaders around the world on International Women's Day

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2016 05:32 PM

This year, in celebration of March 8th International Women’s Day, we’re excited to introduce you to some of our new leaders across the IDWF. The IDWF is proud to be led by them. With such organizing, our future is hopeful. On this International Women’s Day, we salute these leaders and the many contributions they are bringing to the movement.

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Pakistan: Senate passes Domestic Workers Bills

Pakistan: Senate passes Domestic Workers Bills

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 22, 2016 04:00 PM

The Senate on Monday passed a bill to protect and regulate the right of domestic workers [The Domestic Workers (Employment Rights) Bill-2015], as reported by the Standing Committee, unanimously.

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Thailand: Profile of Kyan Par

Thailand: Profile of Kyan Par

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 07, 2016 06:11 PM

One will be amazed by how Burmese domestic workers are organized in Thailand. Kyan Par joined the Network of Domestic Workers in Thailand in Dec 2014, and was soon elected as the President of the Network of Migrant Domestic Workers (MDW) in Thailand.

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Hong Kong: "Strangers at Home" - selected stories and photos available online

Hong Kong: "Strangers at Home" - selected stories and photos available online

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 18, 2016 09:02 PM

The award winning book "Strangers at Home" (外傭—住在家中的陌生人) explores the lives of migrant domestic workers who go to Hong Kong to work and the impact on this migration on their families back home. The book features a series of personal stories and photo essays from both Hong Kong and the Philippines, as well as a series of interviews with employers and experts.

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Indonesia: IDWF statement on the abuse cases of domestic workers Siti Sri Marni and other 3 workers

Indonesia: IDWF statement on the abuse cases of domestic workers Siti Sri Marni and other 3 workers

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 15, 2016 09:52 PM

We are shocked and agitated to learn the recent abuse cases of domestic workers in Indonesia. Siti Sri Marni and other 3 domestic workers E, M and W escaped on 8 Feb 2016 after 12 or more years of serious abuses by their employer Meta Hasan Musdalifah in Jakarta, Indonesia. We, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), join with JALAPRT, the National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy on the National Domestic Workers Day to call upon the Indonesian government to adopt the Domestic Workers Bill.

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Indonesia: PRT Torment by Employer, Evidence that, Absent Government Give Protection, said Jala PRT

Indonesia: PRT Torment by Employer, Evidence that, Absent Government Give Protection, said Jala PRT

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 03, 2016 05:01 PM

National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT) assess the atrocity that often do employers of domestic workers is evidence of the absence of the state's role in providing protection.

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Indonesia: JALA PRT Statement on Occurrence of Violence against domestic workers

Indonesia: JALA PRT Statement on Occurrence of Violence against domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 03, 2016 05:00 PM

Cases of violence above is one of a row of cases of domestic workers in the country. These cases show how inhumane treatment of domestic workers, as well as the absence of State protection to domestic workers. Cases of torture, confinement - Recurrent slavery continues. But there is no legal process or mild punishment of the perpetrators so it does not become a permanent lesson can be free and repeated actions.

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India: There's no reason I should be ashamed of what work I do, says a domestic worker

India: There's no reason I should be ashamed of what work I do, says a domestic worker

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 03, 2016 09:52 PM

Previously I was known as a domestic worker—I was embarrassed to tell my fellow classmates. But my trainers and classmates treated me equally once they found out my role of work. There’s no reason I should be ashamed of what work I do—I am much more than just what I am employed as. I am a daughter. I am proud. I am encouraged. I am a sister.

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Singapore: NTUC launches centre to help domestic workers

Singapore: NTUC launches centre to help domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 25, 2016 09:59 PM

It will give advice on employment issues, provide mediation and run helpline too.

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Global: ITC-ILO Training on "Decent Work for Domestic Workers" in 2016

Global: ITC-ILO Training on "Decent Work for Domestic Workers" in 2016

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 24, 2016 04:04 PM

Do you want to know how to make decent work a reality for domestic workers in your country? Apply now for ITC-ILO Training on "Decent Work for Domestic Workers".

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Singapore: New minimum wage for Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers

Singapore: New minimum wage for Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 02, 2016 04:58 PM

Employers will have to pay at least $550 a month to employ a Filipino domestic worker, up from $500 - the first rise in three years.

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Lebanon: Employers have inaccurate and incorrect knowledge about the regulations governing their work relationship

Lebanon: Employers have inaccurate and incorrect knowledge about the regulations governing their work relationship

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 21, 2016 06:27 PM

The latest nationwide survey with employers of domestic workers in Lebanon (2015) revealed that many employers have inaccurate and incorrect knowledge about the regulations governing their work relationship, and this also influences their behavior with the worker.

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