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by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 08:55 PM
India: The flip side of development – displacement and migration

India: The flip side of development – displacement and migration

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2017 02:35 PM

More and more of us work on migration or with migrant workers these days. We also know that the migrant workers get the worst deal even in sectors where other local workers may have more decent working conditions.

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Belgium: IDWF receiving the Sr Jeanne Devos Award

Belgium: IDWF receiving the Sr Jeanne Devos Award

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:29 PM

IDWF received the Sr. Jeanne Devos Award 2017 from the ACV-CSC Service Union at its 32nd Congress in June this year.

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USA:  "When there is an extreme power imbalance, people—particularly women—are vulnerable to slavery."

USA: "When there is an extreme power imbalance, people—particularly women—are vulnerable to slavery."

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2017 12:35 AM

Last month an article entitled “My Family's Slave,” published in the magazine The Atlantic, went viral on social media in the US and Philippines. The article was written by a man whose family enslaved a domestic worker for decades.

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India: "Unity is power" - Residents of Mumbai gated complex sack domestic workers who protested "rate card"

India: "Unity is power" - Residents of Mumbai gated complex sack domestic workers who protested "rate card"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 05, 2017 04:28 PM

Around 200 workers staged a three-day strike after residents of a development in Chandivali unilaterally fixed wages at a level they believed was unfair.

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Indonesia:  Respecting the role of Domestic Workers in Indonesia through Legal Protection

Indonesia: Respecting the role of Domestic Workers in Indonesia through Legal Protection

by IDWFED — last modified May 18, 2017 05:22 PM

The perception of domestic work as easy and not valuable must change. The absence of legal protection for DWs allows employers to hire DWs for as low a wage as possible. There is an urgent need to formalize this relationship between employer and domestic worker, and to implement specific laws to protect the rights of DWs, since both employer and DWs are mutually in need of one other.

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IDWF Statement on the May Day 2017: Uniting for a World of Democracy, Human Rights and Social Justice for all

IDWF Statement on the May Day 2017: Uniting for a World of Democracy, Human Rights and Social Justice for all

by IDWFED — last modified May 01, 2017 01:34 AM

International Workers' Day, celebrated on the First of May, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world.

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Asia: IDWF piloted a strategic planning Training-of-Trainers, followed by a 3-month practicum

Asia: IDWF piloted a strategic planning Training-of-Trainers, followed by a 3-month practicum

by IDWFED — last modified May 02, 2017 01:22 PM

IDWF piloted a strategic planning Training-of-Trainers in Asia, followed by a 3-month practicum where participants put what they had learned into practice in their organizations.

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Global: IDWF - Winner of the South Korean TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE AWARD 2017

Global: IDWF - Winner of the South Korean TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE AWARD 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 05:24 PM

IDWF won the 20th TJI HAKSOON Justice & Peace Award, by THE BISHOP TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE FOUNDATION based in S. Korea. IDWF was awarded in recognition of its work to promote Domestic Workers’ right over the world.

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Global: The contradictions of contemporary au pair schemes

Global: The contradictions of contemporary au pair schemes

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 14, 2017 11:30 PM

Not all au pairs are exploited, but they do all carry out domestic work in conditions that have been identified as encouraging maltreatment. Recognising them as workers is a first step towards ensuring their fair treatment, but it is only a first step.

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Lebanon: My Fair Home - Launch at FENASOL

Lebanon: My Fair Home - Launch at FENASOL

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 03, 2017 11:37 PM

In March 2017, the National Federation of Employees' and Workers' Unions in Lebanon (FENASOL) joined the My Fair Home Campaign, an initiative of the International Domestic Workers Federation and the International Labour Organization. FENASOL affiliates from various Lebanese unions took the pledge to respect domestic workers' rights in their own homes.

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Bahrain: Trade Unions joined the My Fair Home campaign

Bahrain: Trade Unions joined the My Fair Home campaign

by IDWFED — last modified May 02, 2017 01:57 PM

In collaboration with the ILO’s FAIRWAY Project, the General Federation of Bahraini Trade Unions joined the My Fair Home campaign.

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Global: IDWF delegates at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017

Global: IDWF delegates at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 29, 2017 11:35 PM

IDWF delegates bringing the voices of domestic workers to the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017.

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Global: Domestic workers - The 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner

Global: Domestic workers - The 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 05:23 PM

Domestic workers around the world are recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation as the 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner. The award ceremony is held in Seoul on March 14 2017. Congratulations, domestic workers!

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Philippines: Save Jennifer Dalquez - Migrant Worker Sentenced to Death by U.A.E Court

Philippines: Save Jennifer Dalquez - Migrant Worker Sentenced to Death by U.A.E Court

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 12:42 AM

Jennifer's family and supporters of the 'Save Jennifer Dalquez Campaign' lodged an appeal against Jennifer's conviction and her sentence. This appeal is scheduled to be heard in court on the 27th of March, 2017.

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Lebanon:  Launch of My Fair Home

Lebanon: Launch of My Fair Home

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 03, 2017 11:20 PM

FENASOL's trade union affiliates signed onto the campaign!

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Caught at the cross-roads: Nepalese domestic worker activists in Lebanon fight kafala's ruthlessness, heartless human traffickers and a network of corrupt officials

Caught at the cross-roads: Nepalese domestic worker activists in Lebanon fight kafala's ruthlessness, heartless human traffickers and a network of corrupt officials

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 10, 2017 05:57 PM

The first Woman's Day was observed in 1909 to honour the 1908 International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union strike in New York. Over a century later, the IDWF is marking this day by paying tribute to Shusila Rana and Roja Maya Limbu, two of the very first domestic worker unionists in the Arab region.

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Hong Kong: Tackling overcharging fees led to a success

Hong Kong: Tackling overcharging fees led to a success

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2017 01:49 PM

FADWU has been fighting against illegal excessive agency fees.

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Global: Domestic workers around the world will be recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation

Global: Domestic workers around the world will be recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 13, 2017 12:01 PM

Domestic workers around the world will be recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation as the 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner. The award ceremony will be held in Seoul on March 14 2017 and the IDWF is on the CPBC news (in Korean) today!

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Global: Zero Fees in the recruitment process!

Global: Zero Fees in the recruitment process!

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 17, 2017 08:34 PM

Watch the whiteboard Animation explaining why we must abolish the practice of charging of recruitment fees on migrant workers!

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Qatar: Qatar approves draft law for domestic workers

Qatar: Qatar approves draft law for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 21, 2017 06:41 PM

Qatar has approved a draft law which would provide legal protection for tens of thousands of female domestic workers for the first time, according to state media.

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Bangladesh:  A Progress of Domestic Workers' Rights

Bangladesh: A Progress of Domestic Workers' Rights

by CDWR-BIPS — last modified Jan 20, 2017 01:52 AM

Bangladesh is one of the developing countries in the twenties. Development of this Country is raging ahead. Poverty due to unemployment, the country's development is hampering day by day. Development of new employment opportunities for the community to create consistency dice unemployed or need to be attached to conventional employment of new manpower.

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Hong Kong: FADWU's response to the 2017 Hong Kong Policy Address - Some good news some bad news

Hong Kong: FADWU's response to the 2017 Hong Kong Policy Address - Some good news some bad news

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 21, 2017 10:02 PM

The 2017 Hong Kong Policy Address brings some good news and bad news for domestic workers. FADWU will explain why.

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Bangladesh: Open Training Program For the Domestic Workers on Organic and Hygienic Cooking

Bangladesh: Open Training Program For the Domestic Workers on Organic and Hygienic Cooking

by Iqbal Mahmud — last modified Jan 20, 2017 01:58 AM

Open Training Program (OTP) is the public awareness, counseling & training program on Organic and Hygienic Cooking to ensure happiness and good governance in the Family.

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Pakistan: Domestic workers asking for justice for a abused child domestic worker

Pakistan: Domestic workers asking for justice for a abused child domestic worker

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 19, 2017 06:13 PM

Domestic workers came out for the justice on Jan 11 for a little child domestic worker Tayyaba under the umbrella of Domestic Workers Union General Secretary Mukhtar Awan and President Arooma Shahzad.

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Global: Why We Care about Care - An online moderated course on Care Economy

Global: Why We Care about Care - An online moderated course on Care Economy

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2017 04:39 PM

This course aims to provide a global perspective on care, care work, and care economy. It will enhance awareness, knowledge and understanding on the critical place care work occupies in development, while simultaneously providing skills and tools for analyzing and identifying types of interventions and policies for a fair and equal social organization of care to advance human development, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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Bangladesh: Domestic Worker Status in Dhaka City (2016)

Bangladesh: Domestic Worker Status in Dhaka City (2016)

by Iqbal Mahmud — last modified Jan 19, 2017 06:24 PM

North-Bengal Research Foundation and Development (NRD) and Bangladesh Institute of Professional Studies (BIPS) jointly conducted a study on ‘Domestic Worker Status in Dhaka City (2016)’. The findings show that the inequitable access, opportunity and resources- as well as repressive cultural traditions and norms – constrain the ability of domestic worker in study area.

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Bangladesh: CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS ON HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY CARE

Bangladesh: CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS ON HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY CARE

by Iqbal Mahmud — last modified Jan 20, 2017 01:54 AM

In Bangladesh North Bengal Reasearch Foundation NRD and Bangladesh Institute of Professional Studies BIPS working for Professional Excellency of Domestic Workers on Household and family care through capacity building training.

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Bangladesh: Workshop on Mindset Development for Domestic Workers and Householder

Bangladesh: Workshop on Mindset Development for Domestic Workers and Householder

by Iqbal Mahmud — last modified Jan 20, 2017 01:54 AM

Bangladesh Institute of Professional Studies and North-Bengal Research Foundation and Development jointly conducting an workshop for Domestic Workers and Householder from 01-01-2017 to 31-01-2017.

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Bangladesh: Defend rights of your domestic workers

Bangladesh: Defend rights of your domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 05, 2017 06:07 PM

Speaking as the chief guest, State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu said the government was determined to stop violence against domestic workers, and his ministry would provide financial support to their school-going kids.

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Global: IDWF will be the 20th Justice and Peace Award winner in 2017

Global: IDWF will be the 20th Justice and Peace Award winner in 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:25 PM

Congratulations, domestic workers! The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation in South Korea formally announced on January 3 that the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) will be the 20th Justice and Peace Award winner in 2017.

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