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Belgium: EFFAT is a champion of My Fair Home!

Belgium: EFFAT is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 02, 2017 09:54 PM

European Federation of Trade Unions in the Food, Agriculture and Tourism (EFFAT), Belgium is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Philippines: UNITED is a champion of My Fair Home!

Philippines: UNITED is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 30, 2017 04:39 PM

UNITED Domestic Workers of the Philippines (UNITED), Philippines is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Philippines: SENTRO is a champion of My Fair Home!

Philippines: SENTRO is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 11, 2016 12:01 AM

Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO), Philippines is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Indonesia: KSPI is a champion of My Fair Home!

Indonesia: KSPI is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Indonesia (KSPI), Indonesia is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Hong Kong: FADWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

Hong Kong: FADWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2016 06:13 PM

FADWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Hong Kong: HKCTU is a champion of My Fair Home!

Hong Kong: HKCTU is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2016 06:14 PM

Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), Hong Kong is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Zanzibar: CHODAWU-Z is a champion of My Fair Home!

Zanzibar: CHODAWU-Z is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2016 11:58 PM

Conservation Hotel Domestic and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU-Z) is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Tanzania: CHODAWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

Tanzania: CHODAWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2016 03:45 PM

Conservation, Hotel, Domestic and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU), Tanzania is a champion of My Fair Home!

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South Africa: SADSAWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

South Africa: SADSAWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 18, 2016 08:08 PM

South African Domestic Services and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU), South Africa is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Global: Celebrate and organize for the ratification of C189 and labor law reforms!

Global: Celebrate and organize for the ratification of C189 and labor law reforms!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 15, 2016 10:27 PM

Flyer by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) - Celebrate and organize for the ratification of C189 and labor law reforms!

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Global: Free online lecture on "Organizing migrant domestic workers"

Global: Free online lecture on "Organizing migrant domestic workers"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 07, 2016 04:32 PM

UN Women Training Centre is hosting a series of free online lectures and one of them is "Organizing migrant domestic workers" on June 7 by Elizabeth Tang, IDWF General Secretary.

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Global: International cooperation is essential to promote migrant domestic workers' rights

Global: International cooperation is essential to promote migrant domestic workers' rights

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 07, 2016 09:22 PM

Sharing good practice and experience in both countries sending and receiving workers is key to improve migrant domestic workers’ rights, says Maria Elena Valenzuela, Project Coordinator, ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their families. outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

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Uganda: UHFTAWU meeting with the Director Labour to discuss rights of domestic workers

Uganda: UHFTAWU meeting with the Director Labour to discuss rights of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2016 09:09 PM

Namaganda Assumpta, Assistant General Secretary of Uganda Hotels, Food, Tourism & Allied Workers Union (UHFTAWU) initiated a communication with the Director Labour in the Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development to seek for government's position on domestic workers especially migrant domestic workers whose situation is so alarming.

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Peru: Vote for Ernestina Ochoa - In Merit to a Life Dedicated to the Promotion of Women's Rights and access to Real Gender Equality

Peru: Vote for Ernestina Ochoa - In Merit to a Life Dedicated to the Promotion of Women's Rights and access to Real Gender Equality

by IDWFED — last modified May 19, 2016 05:25 PM

Ernestina Ochoa, IDWF Vice President, is currently as one of candidates of the XIII Award to the "Order of Merit to Women 2016" - In Merit to a Life Dedicated to the Promotion of Women's Rights and access to Real Gender Equality, hosted by The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP), Peru.

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Netherlands: Request to donate money to undocumented domestic workers activists

Netherlands: Request to donate money to undocumented domestic workers activists

by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2016 02:02 PM

We are protesting against the deportation of two strong women who have been defending domestic workers' rights!

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USA: The Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights passed out of the Senate with bi-partisan support

USA: The Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights passed out of the Senate with bi-partisan support

by IDWFED — last modified May 13, 2016 02:53 PM

On May 11, the struggle of Illinois domestic workers took a major step forward with an overwhelmingly bipartisan Senate vote of 53 to 0 to pass the Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (HB 1288).

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Germany: "Working in private households - decent work is possible"

Germany: "Working in private households - decent work is possible"

by IDWFED — last modified May 13, 2016 06:24 PM

The German unions recently presented a position paper: "Working in private households - decent work is possible". They propose concrete policies how to ensure rights and protection for all categories of domestic workers and thus implementing C189 - which has not happened until now.

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India: In India's slums, domestic workers' daughters campaign for their rights

India: In India's slums, domestic workers' daughters campaign for their rights

by IDWFED — last modified May 11, 2016 05:01 PM

Led by the National Domestic Workers Movement, the campaign aims to help children of informal sector workers such as maids, nannies and drivers recognize threats and equip them to better protect themselves.

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Global: "Let us work together and make life for domestic workers change for the better."

Global: "Let us work together and make life for domestic workers change for the better."

by IDWFED — last modified May 16, 2016 06:50 PM

The Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families seeks to promote the human and labour rights of migrant domestic workers worldwide by addressing the challenges that make migrant domestic workers particularly vulnerable to the risks of exploitation and abuse.

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Europe: IDWF representatives at the EFFAT Women's Committee

Europe: IDWF representatives at the EFFAT Women's Committee

by IDWFED — last modified May 04, 2016 08:59 PM

IDWF Europe Coordinator Karin Pape; Executive Members Grace Papa and Wendy Paula Garlaza Quinonez were representing the IDWF to talk about the rights of domestic workers at the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) Women's Committee on May 2.

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Europe: Recognizing rights of domestic workers and carers in the EU

Europe: Recognizing rights of domestic workers and carers in the EU

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 29, 2016 04:32 PM

Domestic workers and carers, most of whom are migrant women, should be given an official status in the EU. Recognizing their work as "real" jobs would discourage exploitation, forced labour and human trafficking, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. MEPs recommend establishing easy-to-manage models for legal employer-worker relationships, citing examples in Belgium and France, to end precariousness and undeclared domestic work.

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Tanzania: East African domestic workers union demands more protection for its workers in the Gulf

Tanzania: East African domestic workers union demands more protection for its workers in the Gulf

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 29, 2016 03:26 PM

Leaders from East African domestic worker unions assembled in Tanzania this week to demand their governments do more to safeguard the rights of migrant domestic workers going to the GCC.

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Tanzania: Domestic Worker Unions Assemble - Ratify C189 to safeguard the rights of migrant domestic workers

Tanzania: Domestic Worker Unions Assemble - Ratify C189 to safeguard the rights of migrant domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 22, 2016 04:51 PM

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) has called on East African and Gulf Arab countries to ratify International Labour Convention 189 of 2011 to improve the conditions of domestic workers including migrants.

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India: acknowledgement letters from the Prime Minister Office (PMO) on addressing the issues of domestic workers

India: acknowledgement letters from the Prime Minister Office (PMO) on addressing the issues of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified May 09, 2016 04:15 PM

IDWF affiliate, National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) received acknowledgement letters from the Prime Minister of India's Office (PMO), New Delhi, Ministry of Women & Child Development and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for submitting the memorandum addressing the issues of domestic workers in India and the need for a comprehensive legislation for their social protection and labour rights.

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Namibia: Some domestic workers yet to benefit from minimum wage

Namibia: Some domestic workers yet to benefit from minimum wage

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 11, 2016 04:36 PM

Exactly one year since the minimum wage for domestic workers was introduced, some of domestic employees are yet to reap the fruits of the legally prescribed minimum wage.

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USA: SB1015 passes the Senate Labor Committee

USA: SB1015 passes the Senate Labor Committee

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 11, 2016 05:14 PM

California SB 1015, the 2016 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, just passed out of labor committee 4 to 1! Congratulations to domestic workers!

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Belgium: The legalized Belgian domestic workers sector will organize social elections in their companies

Belgium: The legalized Belgian domestic workers sector will organize social elections in their companies

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 13, 2016 03:52 PM

This year, the sector of the ‘dienstencheques’, which is the legalized Belgian domestic workers sector, will organize social elections in their companies. The social elections are a process for the ‘dienstencheques’ workers to elect their job stewards for the next 4 years.

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Nepal: Plight of domestic work - Few rights, little freedom and meagre pay

Nepal: Plight of domestic work - Few rights, little freedom and meagre pay

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 20, 2016 04:56 PM

An estimated 200,000 people, mostly women, are employed as domestic workers in private households across the country, according to reports prepared by various organisations. And most of them share similar plight: few rights, little freedom and frequent abuse. Law for house workers has been amended, but Nepal is yet to ratify ILO C89 Convention.

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CSW60: Investment in social protections for care work will make our societies more just, equal, and healthy, says Jill Shenker

CSW60: Investment in social protections for care work will make our societies more just, equal, and healthy, says Jill Shenker

by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2017 10:31 PM

Remarks by Jill Shenker, North America Coordinator for the International Domestic Workers Federation, who spoke about the need to value care work.

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CSW60: Human trafficking must be called by its true name - modern slavery - a dishonor of our common humanity, says Shirley Pryce

CSW60: Human trafficking must be called by its true name - modern slavery - a dishonor of our common humanity, says Shirley Pryce

by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2017 10:35 PM

Shirley Pryce (Jamaica Household Workers Union, Caribbean Domestic Workers Network, International Domestic Workers Federation) spoke at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 60 (2016) panel on Combatting the Trafficking of Women and Girls: What Role Can the Private Sector Play in Addressing and Preventing Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery?

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