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Global: Modern slavery is disturbingly common - Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers

Global: Modern slavery is disturbingly common - Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 21, 2017 06:34 PM

Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers

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Switzerland: "We demand the respect and rights that other workers enjoy!" Shirley Pryce's speech at the IUF Congress

Switzerland: "We demand the respect and rights that other workers enjoy!" Shirley Pryce's speech at the IUF Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2017 05:46 PM

Read Shirley Pryce's speech on Aug 31 at the 27th World Congress of the The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF).

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Switzerland: "Our work makes all work possible," Myrtle Witbooi says at the IUF Congress

Switzerland: "Our work makes all work possible," Myrtle Witbooi says at the IUF Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2017 05:44 PM

On Aug 30, Myrtle Witbooi, President of the IDWF speaks at the 27th World Congress of the The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF).

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Latin America: Welcome Adriana Paz, IDWF's new Latin America Regional Coordinator!

Latin America: Welcome Adriana Paz, IDWF's new Latin America Regional Coordinator!

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2017 02:43 PM

Starting September 1, Ms. Adriana Gabriela Paz Ramirez will join our team.

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Global: "Domestic Workers of the World Unite" by Jennifer Fish, tells the first global domestic workers' movement

Global: "Domestic Workers of the World Unite" by Jennifer Fish, tells the first global domestic workers' movement

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 24, 2017 05:50 PM

"Domestic Workers of the World Unite," by Jennifer Fish, tells our story of the first global domestic workers movement and our human rights victory at the International Labour Organization.

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Global: International guidelines are one path to pushing for decent living and working conditions of migrants - report on the Regional Consultation on the UN Compact on Migration

Global: International guidelines are one path to pushing for decent living and working conditions of migrants - report on the Regional Consultation on the UN Compact on Migration

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:36 PM

Updates on the UN Global Compact for Migration - A report on the Asian Regional Consultation, Bangkok-Thailand, August 4 & 5, 2017

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Mexico: SINACTRAHO begins a collective contract campaign

Mexico: SINACTRAHO begins a collective contract campaign

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:40 PM

Collective Agreement Campaign Launched to ensure domestic workers will have minimum wage, social security and other rights.

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Global: Join WIEGO's campaign for quality public child care for all workers

Global: Join WIEGO's campaign for quality public child care for all workers

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 25, 2017 10:14 PM

WIEGO is launching this campaign to draw attention to child care as a workers' rights issue that impacts all workers, but is particularly important for informal women workers. We see quality public child care as a core component of any social protection system.

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Jamaica: Shirley Pryce is CARICOM "Woman of the Year"

Jamaica: Shirley Pryce is CARICOM "Woman of the Year"

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 14, 2017 05:11 PM

Shirley Pryce, also a leader of the IDWF, member of our Executive Committee. She is a fighter and determined leader. She truly deserves this award and our sincere congratulations!

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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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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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Global: Thousands of domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers Day on June 16

Global: Thousands of domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers Day on June 16

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:32 PM

Thousands of domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers Day on June 16

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Nicaragua: LGBTI Labor Inclusion convening

Nicaragua: LGBTI Labor Inclusion convening

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2017 05:06 PM

In June, the First Latin American and Carribean Forum on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Labor Inclusion was held in Managua, Nicaragua.

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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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Latin America: Migrant Domestic Workers in Latin America

Latin America: Migrant Domestic Workers in Latin America

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

International Domestic Workers Day is a celebration of a movement that seeks to secure the rights of this growing but generally hidden workforce. IDWF and its affiliates, together with a global network of organizations that work to protect migrant workers, join forces and develop different actions, services, research and resources in their efforts to guarantee the human rights of all domestic workers; independently of their nationality or immigration status.

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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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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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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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Jamaica: "I slept in the dog house because I wanted to go to school", says Shirley Pryce

Jamaica: "I slept in the dog house because I wanted to go to school", says Shirley Pryce

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 16, 2017 04:06 PM

Shirley Pryce, formerly a domestic worker herself, advocates for domestic workers’ rights in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. Globally The memory of her employers locking her out at night because she wanted to go to evening classes stays haunts her to date. Following Jamaica’s ratification of the ILO Convention on Domestic Workers, Pryce is advocating for a national law to protect the rights of domestic workers.

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Jamaica: Promo audio for the coming interview with Shirley Pryce

Jamaica: Promo audio for the coming interview with Shirley Pryce

by IDWFED — last modified May 11, 2017 01:40 PM

"This Sunday we meet the queen of the pack - MS. SHIRLEY PRYCE, Founder and President of the Jamaica Household Workers Union, and her own story is phenomenal."

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Latin America: IDWF Regional meeting and CONLACTRAHO Congress

Latin America: IDWF Regional meeting and CONLACTRAHO Congress

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

IDWF Regional meeting, Santiago de Chile, March 24-25 and CONLACTRAHO Congress and workshop on GBV, Mar 26-30.

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Jamaica: Domestic workers entitled to eight weeks of maternity leave

Jamaica: Domestic workers entitled to eight weeks of maternity leave

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 07, 2017 06:30 PM

Domestic workers can claim for maternity leave allowance for a maximum period of eight weeks.

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Antigua: Lower House approves amendments to two key labour laws

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 06, 2017 06:19 PM

The Lower House of Parliament has appproved amendments to two critical pieces of law, which speak to the rights of workers and their right to be protected.

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Antigua: Passed law on Workplace Inspection for Domestic Workers

Antigua: Passed law on Workplace Inspection for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 11, 2017 05:34 PM

The Lower House of Parliament has appproved amendments to two critical pieces of law, which speak to the rights of workers and their right to be protected.

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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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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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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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