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by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 08:55 PM
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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Bangladesh: Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Project

Bangladesh: Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Project

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

In Bangladesh on January 02, 2017, a project for Domestic Workers entitle "Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Project " was inaugurated by Children Women's Foundations (CWF).

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Global: Summary List of international conferences where IDWF was represented in 2016

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 01, 2017 05:04 PM

Summary List of international conferences where IDWF was represented in 2016

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Thailand: NDWT promoting the My Fair Home Campaign

Thailand: NDWT promoting the My Fair Home Campaign

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:00 PM

The NDWT is continuously working on the project in order to improve the quality of life for domestic workers in Thailand.

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India: Domestic workers protest at the labour commissioner's office in Kanpur

India: Domestic workers protest at the labour commissioner's office in Kanpur

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 04, 2017 09:12 PM

Gharelu Mahila Kamgar Union protest to labour commissioner's office Kanpur.

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IDWF 2016 Year-end message: "We have grown, we have spoken out, and we have become the voice of the voiceless," says Myrtle Witbooi

IDWF 2016 Year-end message: "We have grown, we have spoken out, and we have become the voice of the voiceless," says Myrtle Witbooi

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2016 02:45 PM

"Yes! We are powerful women. We have proven that we as women leaders we can stand firm when the storms of life hit us."

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Global: IDWF Statement on International Migrants Day - December 18 2016 - Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

Global: IDWF Statement on International Migrants Day - December 18 2016 - Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 14, 2017 05:46 PM

That was the pledge domestic workers made at the founding congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) in Uruguay three years ago. Today, on International Migrants Day, we once again remind ourselves that with unity we have the strength to free ourselves, especially migrant domestic workers, so that we are slaves no more.

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Global: IDWF is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon

Global: IDWF is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 14, 2017 05:47 PM

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon - Sushila Rana known as Zogana Rana, and Roja Maya Limbu known as Rosie Limbaugh - without formal and clear explanation of the charges levelled against them.

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Global: IDWF is hiring - Regional Coordinator, Latin America (CLOSED)

Global: IDWF is hiring - Regional Coordinator, Latin America (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 29, 2017 06:51 PM

To apply, please send your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter by email to info@idwfed.org no later than the 23 December 2016.

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Japan: International Symposium on "Migrant/Domestic Workers' Rights and ILO 189: Case Studies from Asia, Europe, USA and Japan"

Japan: International Symposium on "Migrant/Domestic Workers' Rights and ILO 189: Case Studies from Asia, Europe, USA and Japan"

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 21, 2016 08:49 PM

International Symposium on "Migrant/Domestic Workers' Rights and ILO 189: Case Studies from Asia, Europe, USA and Japan" was held at Hitotsubashi University on Dec 10-11.

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Lebanon: Lebanon deports a domestic worker and holds another

Lebanon: Lebanon deports a domestic worker and holds another

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 11, 2016 11:59 PM

The Lebanese General Security recently deported a domestic worker and is holding another, both from the Nepalese community, two women Sushila Rana known as Zogana Rana, Ms. Roja Maya Limbu known as Rosie Limbaugh, after they were detained a week ago.

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Lebanon: Stop the Deportation of the Domestic Workers & Activists: Sujana and Rosa

Lebanon: Stop the Deportation of the Domestic Workers & Activists: Sujana and Rosa

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 13, 2016 10:01 PM

Call for Solidarity for the immediate release of Sujana and Rose - two courageous migrant domestic workers in Lebanon who were arrested because of their trade union activities.

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Global: Regulations, incentives can reduce high levels of informality in domestic work

Global: Regulations, incentives can reduce high levels of informality in domestic work

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 08, 2016 04:40 PM

Nearly 75 per cent of domestic workers 15 and older are estimated to work in informal employment situations, according to a new study by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), which calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.

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Global: New strategies to reduce informality in domestic work

Global: New strategies to reduce informality in domestic work

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 21, 2016 03:58 PM

A new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.

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