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ILC108: GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers' Rights in Bahrain

ILC108: GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers' Rights in Bahrain

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2019 01:47 AM

On the Eve of the International Domestic Workers Day commemorating the adoption of the International Labour Convention 189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) on June 16, 2011, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote migrant domestic workers’ rights and welfare in Bahrain.

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ILC108: June 16 International Domestic Workers Day in Geneva marks by a strong message to governments to support an ILO Convention to stop gender-based violence against domestic workers

ILC108: June 16 International Domestic Workers Day in Geneva marks by a strong message to governments to support an ILO Convention to stop gender-based violence against domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 14, 2019 11:52 PM

Domestic workers from across the globe will share their stories of resilience and struggle to explain why an ILO convention with a recommendation is critical to help them to put end to gender-based violence. The event will be a great opportunity for all, including governments, employers, trade unionists and advocates, to interact and learn from domestic workers themselves about their victories and challenges from Asia, Latin America, and Africa to Europe.

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ILC108: "Our plea is that we need a Convention but a great Convention with very strong Recommendations!"

ILC108: "Our plea is that we need a Convention but a great Convention with very strong Recommendations!"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 14, 2019 10:38 PM

"We call on all of you, use your mind and hour heart when you debate and let us assure that all lives matter and all need protection in the world of work."

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Informal Economy Podast: Social Protection #05 Domestic Workers and Violence at the workplace

Informal Economy Podast: Social Protection #05 Domestic Workers and Violence at the workplace

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2019 03:30 PM

To help us understand more about the implications of this issue for domestic workers and the intersectionality between gender and work status – and the role of social protection in addressing this problem – we invite Adriana Paz.

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ILC108: "Use your voices, Support the ILO Convention!"

ILC108: "Use your voices, Support the ILO Convention!"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 11, 2019 05:41 PM

Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President spoke at the ILC108 on June 10, 2019.

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ILC108: Vulnerable workers bringing important perspective on violence and harassment to International Labour Conference in Geneva

ILC108: Vulnerable workers bringing important perspective on violence and harassment to International Labour Conference in Geneva

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:28 PM

Over 61% of the world’s workers work in the informal economy, yet they have the least protection against violence and harassment at work. They'll be bringing their important perspective on violence and harassment to this year's International Labour Conference in Geneva.

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Global: Our Support - Stop Gender-based Violence at Work!

Global: Our Support - Stop Gender-based Violence at Work!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 05, 2019 11:10 PM

We support the campaign of "Stop Gender-based Violence at Work, for an ILO convention against Violence and Harassment in the Workplace!"

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 Global: A Worldwide Movement for Domestic Workers

Global: A Worldwide Movement for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified May 24, 2019 12:40 PM

In Hong Kong and throughout the world, domestic workers are creating a political movement to ensure that they can do their important work without sacrificing their rights or human dignity.

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Global: For an ILO Convention Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

Global: For an ILO Convention Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2019 10:20 PM

On the International Women's Day 2019, a letter from the IDWF President and General Secretary addressing the coming key actions on the ILO Convention Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.

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USA: Why Every Woman Should See Roma

USA: Why Every Woman Should See Roma

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 08, 2019 04:21 PM

The film is a win for domestic workers. NDWA's Ai-jen Poo and Alicia Garza reflect on the movie and how it is a must-see for women from all walks of life.

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Global: New year message from Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

Global: New year message from Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

by IDWF Daphne — last modified Dec 31, 2018 12:48 PM

Gratitude to all who contributed to IDWF in 2018 & New year message for 2019

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The IDWF Second Congress – a Snapshot

The IDWF Second Congress – a Snapshot

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 19, 2018 03:40 PM

The four days were packed with speeches, group work (formal and informal), slogans, voting, laughter, singing, dancing, photo-taking and eating, among others. To most of us, it was a great success, as it has filled us with inspiration, spirit and concrete ideas to move on. We thank those who have supported this Congress in their own ways – by taking notes, interpreting into many languages, providing funds and so on. Without this support we would not have come this far.

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Emergency Resolution 1: In support of Central American migrants and condemning the US government border militarization

Emergency Resolution 1: In support of Central American migrants and condemning the US government border militarization

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 25, 2019 12:07 AM

The second Congress of the IDWF passed an emergency resolution in support of the migrants from Central America who have reached the Mexico-US border.

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Congress of International Domestic Workers Elects Its Leaders – Re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President and Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

Congress of International Domestic Workers Elects Its Leaders – Re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President and Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 21, 2018 01:53 PM

As songs of solidarity rang out from Cape Town’s historical building of social justice, Community House, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) elected its leadership for the next five years.

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News: Domestic worker unions urged to organise migrant workers

News: Domestic worker unions urged to organise migrant workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 06:30 PM

Domestic worker unions and organisations have gathered in Cape Town to talk about improving the working and living conditions of domestic workers around the world.

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News: Global Domestic Workers’ Congress Begins in South Africa

News: Global Domestic Workers’ Congress Begins in South Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:37 PM

A four-day global congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation began at Cape Town in South Africa on Friday with call to address discrimination against domestic workers and protect them with developing rights-based framework.

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News: Domestic workers’ congress begins in SA

News: Domestic workers’ congress begins in SA

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:37 PM

Bangladeshi activists to push for protection of domestic workers

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South Africa: "Let us look forward to the next five years. Let us never forget the struggle. Together We will overcome so much more!"

South Africa: "Let us look forward to the next five years. Let us never forget the struggle. Together We will overcome so much more!"

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 19, 2018 03:48 PM

President Address by Myrtle Witbooi on November 16, first day of the 2nd IDWF Congress.

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TV Show: Domestic Workers - Their role in the Economy and Organising

TV Show: Domestic Workers - Their role in the Economy and Organising

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 07:02 PM

Watch our sisters on the Workers’ World Weekly Labour TV Show 2018 (recorded) on Nov 15.

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News: The 2nd Congress of The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Will Take Place Nov 16 to 19 In Cape Town, South Africa

News: The 2nd Congress of The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Will Take Place Nov 16 to 19 In Cape Town, South Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:36 PM

The 2nd Congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) will take place Nov 16 to 19 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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2018 IDWF Congress: Domestic workers from around the globe gather in a united stand for equality

2018 IDWF Congress: Domestic workers from around the globe gather in a united stand for equality

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 14, 2018 02:14 PM

"Our work is decent work, and our work makes all work possible."

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IDWF Congress 2018 is coming to Cape Town, South Africa!

IDWF Congress 2018 is coming to Cape Town, South Africa!

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 14, 2018 01:45 PM

This year we will be convening our second Congress. It will take place from 16 to 19 November in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Introduction to the IDWF 2nd Congress

Introduction to the IDWF 2nd Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 06, 2018 12:31 AM

A short video introducing the IDWF 2nd Congress.

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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 10, 2019 03:34 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 10, 2019 03:32 PM

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

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