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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 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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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

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Full Time Administrative Assistant

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 12, 2018 05:05 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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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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Italy: Discussion of domestic work in the National conference on the immigration of the CGIL

Italy: Discussion of domestic work in the National conference on the immigration of the CGIL

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 15, 2017 05:23 PM

One of the themes discussed during the National Conference was DOMESTIC WORK.

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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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Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Part Time Administrative Assistant (CLOSED)

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Part Time Administrative Assistant (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 02, 2018 12:12 AM

Interested parties please send resume and cover letter, stating your present and expected salary by November 30, 2017 via email to info@idwfed.org.

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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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Philippines: The 10th ASEAN Forum recommends measures for decent work for domestic workers

Philippines: The 10th ASEAN Forum recommends measures for decent work for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2017 02:40 PM

Fish Ip, IDWF Regional Coordinator spoke at the Forum on "Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers in ASEAN”.

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Asia: "Stand firm against slavery!" -  FADWU calls upon ASEAN governments to recognize domestic workers' Freedom of Association

Asia: "Stand firm against slavery!" - FADWU calls upon ASEAN governments to recognize domestic workers' Freedom of Association

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 28, 2017 08:09 AM

"If you don't have a union, there is no way that they can raise up their voice, no way that they can meet with government officials," Nami stressed to the ASEAN governments.

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UK: Domestic workers in London celebrated the launch of their own charity

UK: Domestic workers in London celebrated the launch of their own charity

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 06, 2017 10:55 PM

"The Voice of Domestic Workers - dignity at work"

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Asia: Recognize us and listen to us: Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Asia: Recognize us and listen to us: Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers

by Fish Ip — last modified Nov 01, 2017 05:42 PM

The IDWF-MFA conference statement of "Enhancing Collective Advocacy, Action and Empowerment of Domestic Workers in Asia", 22-24 Oct 2017, Manila, Philippines.

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Global: IDWF calls for Abolition of the Kafala System to Protect  Migrant Domestic Workers Rights

Global: IDWF calls for Abolition of the Kafala System to Protect Migrant Domestic Workers Rights

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 02, 2017 06:20 PM

The IDWF represented half a million domestic workers over the world. Many of them are migrant women. At the panel titled "Decent work and labour mobility," Vicky Kanyoka pointed out that African countries have emerged as new countries of origin for migrant domestic workers going to the Middle East in recent years.

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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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