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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 - 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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Italy: Stop violence at work - Filcams supports the campaign for the ILO Convention

Italy: Stop violence at work - Filcams supports the campaign for the ILO Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2018 03:41 PM

On the International Domestic Workers' Day, Filcams Cgil Nazionale supports the #StopGBVatWork campaign against violence at work and gender harassment.

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Peru: Congress approved the ratification of C189 for the rights of domestic workers

Peru: Congress approved the ratification of C189 for the rights of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2018 10:32 PM

After 7 years of unattainable struggle of the Domestic Workers, today the Ratification of ILO Convention 189, and its recommendation 201, was debated and approved in the Plenary of the Congress of the Republic.

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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 Jun 08, 2018 06:57 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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Americas: Racial Equality Tops Domestic Workers Meeting in Brazil

Americas: Racial Equality Tops Domestic Workers Meeting in Brazil

by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2018 04:17 PM

In one of the most powerful moments of the conference, migrant domestic workers and Afro-descendent domestic workers shared their strategies during a panel on racial equality and, in the process, "restored dignity back to themselves and to the work they do," says Adriana Paz, IDWF Latin America regional coordinator.

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USA: Our Work, Our Dignity: Making Rights A Reality

USA: Our Work, Our Dignity: Making Rights A Reality

by IDWFED — last modified May 05, 2018 09:15 PM

This 2018, in response to the current political climate of escalated attacks on immigrant communities and the ongoing pattern of under-compliance with labor laws in the domestic work industry, California’s domestic workers are rising above the fear and uniting to protect and assert their rights both as immigrants and as workers.

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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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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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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 May 31, 2018 05:05 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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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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Kenya: Domestic Workers Push for Convention Ratification

Kenya: Domestic Workers Push for Convention Ratification

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 22, 2018 11:19 PM

Domestic workers rally for ratification of ILO Convention 189 on February 21, 2018 on Parliament grounds.

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Brazil: Following years of campaigning by domestic workers, the government in recent days ratified the ILO C189

Brazil: Following years of campaigning by domestic workers, the government in recent days ratified the ILO C189

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 13, 2018 06:23 PM

In a statement celebrating ratification, FENATRAD also vows to continue in the “daily struggle for dignity, valorization and recognition of domestic work, work that moves and creates conditions for other workers to dedicate themselves to productive activities.”

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Brazil: Brazil became the 25th member State of the ILO to ratify Convention No. 189

Brazil: Brazil became the 25th member State of the ILO to ratify Convention No. 189

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 05, 2018 10:59 PM

Brazil promotes decent work for an estimated 7 million domestic workers.

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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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Namibia: NDAWU's review for 2017

Namibia: NDAWU's review for 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 12, 2018 09:23 PM

A video review for 2017 by the Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers Union (NDAWU).

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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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Malawi: CIAWU's outreach to local domestic workers for better understanding of their rights

Malawi: CIAWU's outreach to local domestic workers for better understanding of their rights

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2018 05:38 PM

Watch the video from Commercial, Industrial & Allied Workers Union (CIAWU) in Malawi, our sister is having an outreach to a local domestic worker at work and telling him what his rights are as a domestic worker!

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