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Global: 2018 June 16 - Support ILO Convention to Stop Gender-based Violence - Equal Rights, Respect & Justice for Domestic Workers

Global: 2018 June 16 - Support ILO Convention to Stop Gender-based Violence - Equal Rights, Respect & Justice for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 06:32 PM

Everyone, including governments and employers in our communities need to know this process and be supportive of our call. A workplace which is free of abuse and violence is good for everyone.

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ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation

ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 09, 2018 08:30 PM

Wrapping up their annual meeting in Geneva, members of the International Labour Organisation agreed on the need to "adopt standards on violence and harassment in the world of work".

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Global:  Myrtle Witbooi has been chosen as a Finalist for the Challenging Norms, Powering Economies challenge

Global: Myrtle Witbooi has been chosen as a Finalist for the Challenging Norms, Powering Economies challenge

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 08, 2018 06:57 PM

Myrtle’s proposal was chosen from an incredibly strong field of over 150 nominees across Africa and the Middle East.

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ILC107: We continue to fight with alongside our partners and allies in unity and solidarity

ILC107: We continue to fight with alongside our partners and allies in unity and solidarity

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 10:01 PM

We all know well that domestic workers and other workers in the informal sector are subjected to violence and harassment because of lack of protective measures that renders them vulnerable and unprotected. The following days will be fundamental, and the battle of the amendments is already under way.

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ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers!

ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 09:52 PM

Speech of Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, at the ILC 2018 plenary.

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Switzerland: IDWF delegation at the International Labour Conference in Geneva

Switzerland: IDWF delegation at the International Labour Conference in Geneva

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 09:48 PM

Domestic workers are ready to fight for an instrument that gives them the voice and freedom they deserve.

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Switzerland: The International Domestic Workers Federation is back at the International Labour Conference - Support ILO Convention Stop Gender-based Violence

Switzerland: The International Domestic Workers Federation is back at the International Labour Conference - Support ILO Convention Stop Gender-based Violence

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:03 PM

“We, domestic workers are back again, this time for another ILO Convention to protect us against violence and harassment in the workplace. The invisible violence that we must bear in our work places as women and as workers is one of the most pervasive injustices inflicted into our sector but we are here to make sure this will come to an end”, said Myrtle Witbooi.

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Kenya: Domestic Workers Push for Convention Ratification

Kenya: Domestic Workers Push for Convention Ratification

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 22, 2018 11:19 PM

Domestic workers rally for ratification of ILO Convention 189 on February 21, 2018 on Parliament grounds.

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Global: IDWF Priorities in the Regions, 2018

Global: IDWF Priorities in the Regions, 2018

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 06, 2018 04:52 PM

What are IDWF priorities for action in 2018? Below we look at the priority issues we have identified in each region.

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Global: Beyond "maids and madams": Can employers be allies in new policies for domestic workers’ rights?

Global: Beyond "maids and madams": Can employers be allies in new policies for domestic workers’ rights?

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 15, 2018 10:02 PM

Workers have led significant campaigns the fight for domestic workers rights. But what about employers? How can they contribute to the fight?

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Global: 2018 IDWF Congress

Global: 2018 IDWF Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 21, 2018 05:55 PM

This year we will be convening our second Congress. It will take place from 16 to 18 November in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Namibia: NDAWU's review for 2017

Namibia: NDAWU's review for 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 12, 2018 09:23 PM

A video review for 2017 by the Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers Union (NDAWU).

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Global: Vote for Project 189 in the Walk Together Prize for Courage

Global: Vote for Project 189 in the Walk Together Prize for Courage

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 10, 2018 04:41 PM

Project 189, a group for domestic workers in Kuwait, has been chosen as 1 of 10 finalist for the Grassroots Justice Prize in the category the Elder's #Walktogether Prize for Courage. Go to vote: http://bit.ly/courage189 and vote for Project 189.

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Malawi: CIAWU's outreach to local domestic workers for better understanding of their rights

Malawi: CIAWU's outreach to local domestic workers for better understanding of their rights

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2018 05:38 PM

Watch the video from Commercial, Industrial & Allied Workers Union (CIAWU) in Malawi, our sister is having an outreach to a local domestic worker at work and telling him what his rights are as a domestic worker!

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Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Project Manager (CLOSED)

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Project Manager (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:21 PM

We are a global organization of domestic workers. We are hiring a Project Manager to be responsible for the overall project management to support domestic workers to organize and advocate for their rights.

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 Global: IDWF is hiring - Fundraising Officer (CLOSED)

Global: IDWF is hiring - Fundraising Officer (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:17 PM

We are looking for a co-worker with commitment and strong interest to expand the IDWF organizational capacities to support domestic workers everywhere to organize, to achieve rights and gender equality.

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Global: Stop Violence Against Women, Stop Violence Against Domestic Workers!

Global: Stop Violence Against Women, Stop Violence Against Domestic Workers!

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:19 PM

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November, let us show our solidarity to end violence against women and domestic workers!

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Global: Support IDWF Campaign to Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention

Global: Support IDWF Campaign to Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:13 PM

We aim to build capacities of our affiliates to stop GBV and address the issues effectively. This will include achieving an ILO Convention and enabling domestic workers to improve the knowledge and skills in this regard.

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Global: IDWF calls for Abolition of the Kafala System to Protect  Migrant Domestic Workers Rights

Global: IDWF calls for Abolition of the Kafala System to Protect Migrant Domestic Workers Rights

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 02, 2017 06:20 PM

The IDWF represented half a million domestic workers over the world. Many of them are migrant women. At the panel titled "Decent work and labour mobility," Vicky Kanyoka pointed out that African countries have emerged as new countries of origin for migrant domestic workers going to the Middle East in recent years.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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