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by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 08:55 PM
India: NPDW Signature Campaign for the cause of domestic workers

India: NPDW Signature Campaign for the cause of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 02, 2018 06:07 PM

NPDW is calling for endorsement of the Signature Campaign for the cause of domestic workers.

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Malaysia: Chronicles of My Geneva Experience at the 107th International Labour Conference

Malaysia: Chronicles of My Geneva Experience at the 107th International Labour Conference

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 05, 2018 06:28 PM

By Liezl Galdo - Head of the Organizing Committee of AMMPO, a Filipino migrant domestic workers in Malaysia

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Lebanon: Join IDWF and ARM in calling for Justice for Shamila

Lebanon: Join IDWF and ARM in calling for Justice for Shamila

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 11, 2018 06:04 PM

Following the racist mob assault of two Kenyan women migrant workers in Beirut, the Lebanese government threatened to deport one of the women, Shamila.

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Malaysia: Response from Migrant Worker Communities and Migrant Rights’ Civil Society Organizations With Regards To Ongoing Raids on Undocumented Migrants

Malaysia: Response from Migrant Worker Communities and Migrant Rights’ Civil Society Organizations With Regards To Ongoing Raids on Undocumented Migrants

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 11, 2018 05:54 PM

Recent raid against migrant workers - Many migrants are domestic workers - 250,000 registered and many more irregular ones. According to AMMPO, IDWF affiliate in Malaysia, the immigration officers are very rude - yelling at the migrants, workers got handcuffed, tied and brought to lobby treating them like animals, restrictions from water nor toilets.

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Kuwait: Domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers' Day for the first time

Kuwait: Domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers' Day for the first time

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 25, 2018 10:50 PM

It was a very significant occasion because it's the first time that this day was celebrated in the country.

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NDWF - Jharkhand Domestic Workers Union press release

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 09:24 PM

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Hong Kong: Migrant domestic workers continue to face exploitation as employment agencies fail to comply with government’s new Code of Practice

Hong Kong: Migrant domestic workers continue to face exploitation as employment agencies fail to comply with government’s new Code of Practice

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2018 03:32 PM

The new report, Agents of Change? Assessing agency compliance with the Code of Practice, is based on interviews with 452 migrant domestic workers between July 2017 and March 2018. It shows that the Hong Kong government’s Code of Practice for Employment Agencies* is being widely flouted by agencies, leaving migrant domestic workers at risk of abuse and exploitation.

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Global: 2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world

Global: 2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 16, 2018 04:02 PM

2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world

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India: Domestic workers urge the government to ratify C189

India: Domestic workers urge the government to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 09:36 PM

NDWF - Jharkhand Domestic Workers Union 500 domestic workers from five districts came together in an assembly to celebrate June 16. They demand for C189 ratification, law for domestic workers, Minimum wages of domestic workers and BPL. Guests include parliament member, member of Legislative Assembly.

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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 Jul 18, 2018 10:00 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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Myanmar: Stop all Human Rights Violations and Abuses against Rohingya Women and Young Girls; Ensure safe return and citizenship of all Rohingya refugees

Myanmar: Stop all Human Rights Violations and Abuses against Rohingya Women and Young Girls; Ensure safe return and citizenship of all Rohingya refugees

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 11:31 AM

Thousands of Rohingya women and young girls have been raped and killed since August 2017. Reports reveal that they are committed by the army and police of your government. This is outrageous, shameful and must be stopped immediately.

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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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Bangladesh: Domestic workers urged the government to immediately implement protection and welfare policy

Bangladesh: Domestic workers urged the government to immediately implement protection and welfare policy

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 29, 2018 05:31 PM

Domestic workers, trade union leaders and legal experts on Wednesday urged the government to immediately implement the domestic workers’ protection and welfare policy which has been adopted in 2015 to protect their rights.

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Hong Kong: Sundays in the Park With Bagoong

Hong Kong: Sundays in the Park With Bagoong

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 10, 2018 04:08 PM

Once a week, Hong Kong’s domestic workers, many from the Philippines and Indonesia, take to public spaces for adobo-scented picnics and a quiet act of rebellion.

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Nepal: Film about the life of domestic workers - "In Safe Hands"

Nepal: Film about the life of domestic workers - "In Safe Hands"

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2018 10:49 PM

Through Sonu Danuwar Chaudhary's rare, poignant and sometimes painful journey, this film portrays the millions of workers internationally who pick up the care deficit to ensure that more privileged portions of the global population remain "In Safe Hands".

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Middle East & North Africa: Welcome Mariela Elizabeth Acuña, IDWF's new MENA Regional Coordinator!

Middle East & North Africa: Welcome Mariela Elizabeth Acuña, IDWF's new MENA Regional Coordinator!

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 05, 2018 09:04 PM

Starting February 1, Mariela Elizabeth Acuña will join our team.

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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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Hong Kong: "We Organize, We Fight, We Win!" - FADWU Achievements in 2017

Hong Kong: "We Organize, We Fight, We Win!" - FADWU Achievements in 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2018 05:24 PM

The year of 2017 means a lot to the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU), watch this summary video to see what they have achieved.

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Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Full Time Administrative Assistant (CLOSED)

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Full Time Administrative Assistant (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:22 PM

Administrative Assistant of the International Domestic Workers Federation

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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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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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