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by IDWFED published Jul 07, 2015 05:39 PM
Asia: IDWF affiliates has celebrated 6th anniversary of the adoption of ILO convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers

Asia: IDWF affiliates has celebrated 6th anniversary of the adoption of ILO convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers

from Jun 15, 2017 08:00 AM to Jun 19, 2017 07:59 AMby IDWFED

We demand for Dignity and Decent work for All in every country.

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Canada: Caregivers Speak Out! International Domestic Workers Day 2017

Canada: Caregivers Speak Out! International Domestic Workers Day 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 29, 2017 06:13 PM

Since the early 1900s when women began migrating to Canada to work as caregivers, we have been organizing. And we will continue organizing until Canada ratifies ILO Convention 189, until caregivers have permanent residency status upon arrival, and until all caregivers are treated with respect and dignity.

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Global: Domestic Workers Speak - A global struggle for rights and recognition (video)

Global: Domestic Workers Speak - A global struggle for rights and recognition (video)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 06:07 PM

International Domestic Workers Rights Day – June 16 – celebrates the 67 million mainly women workers who do the behind the scenes work to keep our lives, societies and economies functioning.

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Domestic workers speak: a global landscape of voices for labour rights and social recognition

Domestic workers speak: a global landscape of voices for labour rights and social recognition

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 06:08 PM

'Domestic workers speak: a global fight for rights and recognition' showcases the diversity and power of the domestic workers' rights movement. Featuring contributions from 23 worker-led groups, it details the struggle of domestic workers, explores their solidarity and methods of resistance, and calls for comprehensive rights for the world's most invisible workforce.

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Dominican Republic: Campaigning for implementation of C189 on June 16

Dominican Republic: Campaigning for implementation of C189 on June 16

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:37 PM

Campaigning for implementation of C189 In Dominican Republic, IDWF affiliate Asociación de Trabajadoras del Hogar (ATH), organized a group of 150 people on 16 June to protest and remind the government of domestic workers rights as set on C189.

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Italy: Myrtle Witbooi's Speech at the DomEQUAL EVENT on Anti-Racist & Feminist Movements

Italy: Myrtle Witbooi's Speech at the DomEQUAL EVENT on Anti-Racist & Feminist Movements

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 29, 2017 06:16 PM

DomEQUAL EVENT SERIES Venice Symposium #2 - The Global Fight For Domestic Workers’ Rights

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Global: International Domestic Workers Day June 16 2017, the IDWF calls for "All for one, One for all: Dignity and Decent Work for all National, Migrant and Refugee Domestic Workers"

Global: International Domestic Workers Day June 16 2017, the IDWF calls for "All for one, One for all: Dignity and Decent Work for all National, Migrant and Refugee Domestic Workers"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 17, 2017 10:20 PM

In 2017, 21.3 million people worldwide are refugees displaced from their homelands. One of the few employment options available to women (and girl) refugees, who account for 50 per cent of this population, is domestic work. The sector – loosely regulated and with limited barriers to entry – attracts many refugees who otherwise find it difficult to obtain work permits and to have their degrees and qualifications recognized.

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Global: 2017 June 16 Resources Highlight

Global: 2017 June 16 Resources Highlight

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 06:08 PM

In honor of International Domestic Workers Day (IDWD) we want to share these resources:

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Cambodia: CDWN & IDEA - petition and forum on domestic workers' right for this June 16

Cambodia: CDWN & IDEA - petition and forum on domestic workers' right for this June 16

from Jun 16, 2016 08:00 AM to Jun 20, 2016 07:59 AM Cambodia,by IDWFED

This year, Cambodia Domestic Workers Network (CDWN) and Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA) had a petition submitting to the Ministry of Labour and National Assembly on June 16. They also did a forum on June 19 to discuss and promote the rights of domestic workers.

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Indonesia: Domestic workers drama in celebration of the 5th anniversary of C189

Indonesia: Domestic workers drama in celebration of the 5th anniversary of C189

by Fish Ip — last modified Jul 22, 2016 08:55 PM

In celebration of the 5th anniversary of adoption of ILO Convention 189, Jala PRT organized a drama which domestic worker tell people about their plight.

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Global: On International Domestic Workers' Day, Turn Rights into Reality

Global: On International Domestic Workers' Day, Turn Rights into Reality

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 28, 2016 04:41 PM

On International Domestic Workers’ Day, we celebrate a growing movement to assert the rights of this vast but hidden workforce. An estimated 67.1 million people are employed in domestic work around the world, most of them women. They cook, clean, and care for children and the elderly. But working behind closed doors in private homes, many have few legal protections and regularly experience exploitation and abuse.

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Australia: Plight of domestic workers must not be overlooked

Australia: Plight of domestic workers must not be overlooked

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 28, 2016 04:09 PM

What we do know is that because of the extreme power imbalance within the employment relationship and isolated working conditions not subject to standard labour inspection, domestic workers are among the most marginalised and exploited workers in the world today. This is particularly true for those working for diplomatic and foreign officials.

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Global: Today is International #DomesticWorkersDay – 5 years after the convention

Global: Today is International #DomesticWorkersDay – 5 years after the convention

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 28, 2016 03:51 PM

On June 16 2011, the ILO adopted Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers and its accompanying Recommendation 201. Since then, after a slow start progress has been made: 22 countries have ratified the convention, more than 30 have extended legislative protections to domestic workers.

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Asia: Asia scores low on labour law protection for domestic workers

Asia: Asia scores low on labour law protection for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 27, 2016 08:58 PM

Over 35% of the domestic workers worldwide are accounted for in Asia where the Philippines remains the only country to ratify international labour standards for their protection. Changes are brewing and support is needed.

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Trinidad and Tobago: A First Step Toward Strengthening Domestic Workers' Cooperatives

Trinidad and Tobago: A First Step Toward Strengthening Domestic Workers' Cooperatives

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 27, 2016 05:51 PM

In Trinidad and Tobago, domestic work (estimated at 30,000 employees by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago) is a growing sector. The members of the National Union of Domestic Workers (NUDE) formed Service Workers Centre Cooperative Society (SWCCS) in 2014 for improved benefits and working conditions and to have a legal entity for domestic workers that is recognized by employers. Domestic workers’ participation in a democratic workplace upholds their rights as workers and as citizens of our society. The work of the ILO on this topic is guided by the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) , which to date has been adopted by 22 countries.

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Nepal: Domestic Workers are also workers! NTUC urges the Government to Ratify ILO Convention 189

Nepal: Domestic Workers are also workers! NTUC urges the Government to Ratify ILO Convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2016 09:22 PM

Nepal Home workers Union affiliates of Nepal Trade Union Congress organized a conference on "Awareness on ILO Convention C189 and My Fair Home Campaign" to observe the 5th Anniversary of C189 and as the International Domestic Workers Day.

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Nepal: GEFONT supports the My Fair Home campaign

Nepal: GEFONT supports the My Fair Home campaign

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2016 09:57 PM

My Fair Home Campaign was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Deputy Secretary General of General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) on the occasion of International Domestic Workers Day, June 16.

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Sweden: Union to Union supports to the campaign of My Fair Home on June 16

Sweden: Union to Union supports to the campaign of My Fair Home on June 16

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 28, 2016 03:51 PM

Union to Union shows support to the campaign of MY FAIR HOME on the International Domestic Workers' Day June 16!

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Jamaica: Jamaica Household Workers Union celebration for IDWD

Jamaica: Jamaica Household Workers Union celebration for IDWD

Jun 16, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Jamaica,by IDWFED

Jamaica Household Workers Union was having a celebration for International Domestic Workers Day on June 16.

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Mozambique: SINED celebration on the International Domestic Workers Day

Mozambique: SINED celebration on the International Domestic Workers Day

Jun 16, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Mozambique,by IDWFED

National Trade Union of Domestic Workers (SINED) had a celebration for International Domestic Workers Day on June 16.

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Ivory Coast: SYTTEID-CI celebration of the IDWD

Ivory Coast: SYTTEID-CI celebration of the IDWD

Jun 16, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Ivory Coast,by IDWFED

IDWF affiliate, Syndicat des Travailleurs/ses Domestiques et des Travailleurs/ses de l’Economie Informelle de Côte d’Ivoire (SYTTEID-CI) had a celebration for International Domestic workers Day on June 16.

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Domestic Workers Unite: A Guide for Building Collective Power to achieve Rights and Protections for Domestic Workers

Domestic Workers Unite: A Guide for Building Collective Power to achieve Rights and Protections for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2016 01:22 PM

A joint Guide by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) & ILO's Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (ILO-GAP).

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Decent work for domestic workers: Achievements since the adoption of Convention C189

Decent work for domestic workers: Achievements since the adoption of Convention C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2016 01:37 PM

On 16 June 2011, workers, employers and governments came together to adopt ILO Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers. In the last five years since its adoption, some 70 countries around the world have taken action to advance decent work for domestic workers.

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IDWF e-Newsletter #12 - June 2016

IDWF e-Newsletter #12 - June 2016

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2016 01:23 PM

2016 June 16 - International Domestic Workers Day - Make "My Fair Home" Every Domestic Worker's Workplace!

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Belgium: ACV-CSC is reaching out to domestic work companies and agencies to seek their commitment to My Fair Home

Belgium: ACV-CSC is reaching out to domestic work companies and agencies to seek their commitment to My Fair Home

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2016 05:37 PM

Grace Papa, IDWF Executive Committee member and leader at IDWF affiliate ACV-CSC in Belgium, is reaching out to domestic work companies and agencies to seek their commitment to My Fair Home.

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Ghana: DSWU celebration of June 16 and signing the My Fair Home pledge

Ghana: DSWU celebration of June 16 and signing the My Fair Home pledge

Jun 16, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Ghana,by IDWFED

Domestic Services Workers Union (DSWU) will celebrate the day with 60 domestic workers, employers, policy makers, trade unionists, and an official from the Department of Labour.

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Tanzania: CHODAWU's public forum for June 16 and launch of My Fair Home

Tanzania: CHODAWU's public forum for June 16 and launch of My Fair Home

Jun 16, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Tanzania,by IDWFED

On June 16th, 45 domestic workers and union leaders from CHODAWU (Conservation, Hotels, Domestic, Social Welfare and Consultancy Union) will meet the Honorable Jenista Joakim Mhagama, Minister of State (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment Youth and Disabled) in Dodoma where the Parliament is in session.

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Global: This June 16, we call upon the employers of domestic workers to support the rights of domestic workers, says Elizabeth Tang

Global: This June 16, we call upon the employers of domestic workers to support the rights of domestic workers, says Elizabeth Tang

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2016 05:21 PM

We know there are many people in our communities who respect our work and our dignity as human beings. Let’s all advance the "My Fair Home" campaign. Encourage your members to talk to their employers to make the pledge.

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Global: Let us keep on fighting and campaigning for our rights, says Myrtle Witbooi

Global: Let us keep on fighting and campaigning for our rights, says Myrtle Witbooi

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2016 05:22 PM

"What we won in 2011 was the road to our freedom. Let us keep on fighting and campaigning for our rights. 16th June is ours, so let us free ourselves."

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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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