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by IDWFED published Mar 30, 2017 06:15 PM
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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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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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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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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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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Jordan: Jordanian youth join the My Fair Home youth advocacy network for domestic worker rights

Jordan: Jordanian youth join the My Fair Home youth advocacy network for domestic worker rights

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 26, 2018 05:42 PM

The ILO FAIRWAY project is supporting youth in the Arab States to become change makers for migrant domestic workers’ rights in their communities.

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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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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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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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Lebanon: ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East

Lebanon: ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 05:03 PM

ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East on October 4-5.

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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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Middle East: IDWF gathered  domestic workers leaders to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region

Middle East: IDWF gathered domestic workers leaders to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 03:33 PM

In partnership with the FES, LO-Norway, national trade unions and others, the IDWF gathered domestic workers leaders and other social partners to discuss concrete suggestions to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region.

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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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Lebanon: MENA civil society consultation on the Global Compact on Migration

Lebanon: MENA civil society consultation on the Global Compact on Migration

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 05:28 PM

Marie-José Tayah, Regional Coordinator for MENA participated alongside migrant domestic workers leaders in the country.

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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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Asia & Middle East: IDWF participated in the inter-regional tripartite expert forum

Asia & Middle East: IDWF participated in the inter-regional tripartite expert forum

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

IDWF participated in the inter-regional tripartite expert forum on skills and migration in the South Asia – Middle East corridor on 25-26 July.

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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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