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USA: "Violence and Harassment against Women in the World of Work" Expert Group Workshop

USA: "Violence and Harassment against Women in the World of Work" Expert Group Workshop

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 22, 2018 06:27 PM

In the context of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the IDWF was invited by Care International to an Expert Group Workshop on "Violence and Harassment against Women in the World of Work" on 13 March 2018.

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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

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Project Manager

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 02, 2018 03:16 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

Global: IDWF is hiring - Fundraising Officer

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 02, 2018 03:10 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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USA: "Care and Decent Work: Preparing Caregivers for the Future of Work" by Ida le Blanc

USA: "Care and Decent Work: Preparing Caregivers for the Future of Work" by Ida le Blanc

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 06, 2018 05:47 PM

Ida le Blanc, General Secretary of National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) participated the Expert Group Meeting on "Care and Older Persons: Links to Decent Work, Migration and Gender" held in New York during December 5 to 7, 2017 and shared her thoughts on "Care and Decent Work: Preparing Caregivers for the Future of Work".

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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 Dec 10, 2017 12:22 AM

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 Oct 31, 2017 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: 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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USA: Charlottesville, white supremacists, and NDWA response

USA: Charlottesville, white supremacists, and NDWA response

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2017 06:03 PM

"We are horrified by the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our thoughts and hearts are with the victims, their families and the residents of Charlottesville that are standing up and standing together against hate and violence."

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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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Canada: Caregivers Speak Out! International Domestic Workers Day 2017

Canada: Caregivers Speak Out! International Domestic Workers Day 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 29, 2017 06:13 PM

Since the early 1900s when women began migrating to Canada to work as caregivers, we have been organizing. And we will continue organizing until Canada ratifies ILO Convention 189, until caregivers have permanent residency status upon arrival, and until all caregivers are treated with respect and dignity.

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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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USA: Nevada Becomes the 8th State to Pass a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

USA: Nevada Becomes the 8th State to Pass a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 25, 2017 09:43 PM

On June 12, 2017, Nevada passed Domestic Worker Bill of Rights SB 232 into law!

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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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USA:  "When there is an extreme power imbalance, people—particularly women—are vulnerable to slavery."

USA: "When there is an extreme power imbalance, people—particularly women—are vulnerable to slavery."

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2017 12:35 AM

Last month an article entitled “My Family's Slave,” published in the magazine The Atlantic, went viral on social media in the US and Philippines. The article was written by a man whose family enslaved a domestic worker for decades.

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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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USA: Kids to Trump: Stop Deportations!

USA: Kids to Trump: Stop Deportations!

by IDWFED — last modified May 02, 2017 02:08 PM

The National Domestic Workers Alliance was one of the main organizers for a kids caravan and week of action for immigrant rights.

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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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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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