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by IDWFED published Mar 08, 2019 06:02 PM
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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Ghana: Ratify ILO C189 to give more power to domestic workers

Ghana: Ratify ILO C189 to give more power to domestic workers

Mar 09, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

The 2017 commemoration of International Women’s Day 2017 has been used by domestic workers in Ghana to call on the government to speedily ratify ILO Convention 189 so as to have more power as working women.

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IDWF e-Newsletter #15 - March 2017

IDWF e-Newsletter #15 - March 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 09, 2017 06:58 PM

Happy International Women's Day!

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Ghana: "Strengthening Maternity and Paternity Protection for All: The role of Stakeholders"

Ghana: "Strengthening Maternity and Paternity Protection for All: The role of Stakeholders"

Mar 16, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Ghana,by IDWFED

Domestic workers celebrated the International Women's Day on March 16. The aim was to advocate for the ratification of ILO C183. The theme was "Strengthening Maternity and Paternity Protection for All: The role of Stakeholders".

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Tanzania: CHODAWU celebrated Women's Day in Iringa, where many domestic workers are recruited to migrate and work

Mar 08, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Tanzania,by IDWFED

In Tanzania, CHODAWU celebrated Women’s Day in one of the rural districts, Iringa, where many domestic workers and child domestic workers are recruited to migrate and work.

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Global: We celebrate domestic worker leaders around the world on International Women's Day

Global: We celebrate domestic worker leaders around the world on International Women's Day

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2016 05:32 PM

This year, in celebration of March 8th International Women’s Day, we’re excited to introduce you to some of our new leaders across the IDWF. The IDWF is proud to be led by them. With such organizing, our future is hopeful. On this International Women’s Day, we salute these leaders and the many contributions they are bringing to the movement.

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India: Gharelu Kamgar Union - IWD rally in Kanpur

India: Gharelu Kamgar Union - IWD rally in Kanpur

Mar 08, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Kanpur, India,by IDWFED

Gharelu Kamgar Union's rally on International Women's Day in Kanpur.

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Global: 2016 March 8 - Domestic workers celebrate International Women's Day

Global: 2016 March 8 - Domestic workers celebrate International Women's Day

from Mar 01, 2016 08:00 AM to Mar 16, 2016 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Domestic workers are going to celebrate the International Women's Day (IWD) 2016.

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2015 International Women's Day: Women for Peace - Make Domestic Workers Workplace Safe

2015 International Women's Day: Women for Peace - Make Domestic Workers Workplace Safe

Mar 08, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

2015 International Women's Day: Women for Peace - Make Domestic Workers Workplace Safe

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USA: Stand up for the women who make our economy work

USA: Stand up for the women who make our economy work

Mar 06, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM USA,by IDWFED

Celebrate International Women's Day by standing up for the women whose contributions support the very foundations of our economy and communities. Signing up for the day of action is easy: just text DIGNITY to 97779 and you'll get a text message with instructions about how to take part in the day of action on Monday.

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South Africa: SADSAWU launched a campaign on International Women's Day

South Africa: SADSAWU launched a campaign on International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

SADSAWU launched a campaign on International Women's Day against the abuse of domestic workers.

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Guinea: SYNTRAD participated in the festival of International Women's Day

Guinea: SYNTRAD participated in the festival of International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

On the International Women's Day, the SYNTRAD - Guinea (National Union of Workers / Domestic Workers) actively participated in the festival organized by the Ministry of Social Action and Women in the People's Palace in Conakry.

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Togo: Celebration the International Women's Day

Togo: Celebration the International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Celebration the International Women's Day in Togo.

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Zimbabwe: ZDAWU on International Women's Day Commemoration

Zimbabwe: ZDAWU on International Women's Day Commemoration

Mar 08, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Domestic workers in Zimbabwe were able to observe and commemorate the International Women's Day organised by the national centre under the theme of "Women Unite and Inspire Change".

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Uganda: Domestic workers celebrating the International Women's Day

Uganda: Domestic workers celebrating the International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Domestic workers participated in the event of celebration of the International Women's Day.

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Trinidad & Tobago: NUDE commemorating the International Women's Day

Trinidad & Tobago: NUDE commemorating the International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) and Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) commemorating International Women's Day.

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Burkina Faso: Domestic workers on the International Women's Day

Burkina Faso: Domestic workers on the International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Domestic workers in Burkina Faso on the International Women's Day.

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Tanzania: CHODAWU's Commemoration of the International Women's Day

Tanzania: CHODAWU's Commemoration of the International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Tanzania,by IDWFED

CHODAWU's Commemoration of the International Women's Day

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Sri Lanka: Domestic Workers Launch signature campaign for Legal Act

Sri Lanka: Domestic Workers Launch signature campaign for Legal Act

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 03, 2015 03:47 PM

The Domestic Workers Union, jointly with other unions and women’s movement, launched a public signature campaign in Colombo on June 16 2013, International Domestic Workers’ Day. It is a campaign to get support from the public to press the government to establish a domestic workers act. Several signature collection points were set up in Colombo: in Maradana (opposite of railway station), in front of a supermarket in Nugegoda and Fort Railway station. Members of the unions and women’s movement started to collect signatures from the passer by at 10.00 to 12.30 pm.

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Global: Domestic Workers Mobilized on the International Women's Day

Global: Domestic Workers Mobilized on the International Women's Day

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 02:49 PM

Domestic Workers Mobilized on the International Women's Day!

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Caribbean: The CDWN collecting signatures to ask the governments to ratify C189

Caribbean: The CDWN collecting signatures to ask the governments to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 06:16 PM

In about a week's time, we will be celebrating the International Women's Day. The Caribbean Domestic Workers' Network is collecting signatures to ask the governments to ratify C189 to protect rights of all domestic workers. All signatures will be submitted to Ministers of Labor on March 8, 2013.

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Spain: It is necessary that the Spanish Government ratifies Convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 06:26 PM

The Women's Secretary of the Working Commissions in the Valencian Community (CCOO-PV) and the Federation of Diverse Activities of CCOO-PV emphasize the benefits of the new regulation, concerning protection, benefits and wages. In spite of this, the union animates the employers to regularize the labor relation. The group of domestic workers of the CCOO, greets the International Day of Domestic Workers, the 30 of March. After almost 30 years of vindication organized by the unions CCOO and the General Workers Union UGT, it was obtained that in the Reformation of the Social Security (Law 27/2011), the Special Regime of Domestic Workers was integrated in the General Regime of the Social Security.

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Ireland: Migrant Domestic Workers Call on Government to Ratify ILO Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 06:05 PM

Hundreds of migrant women employed as domestic workers in Ireland are demanding their dignity on International Women’s Day.

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Antigua and Barbuda: Union calls on government to ratify convention 189

Antigua and Barbuda: Union calls on government to ratify convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 02:27 PM

On the occasion of International Women's day commemorated today, a trade unionist here has called on government to ratify the ILO Convention 189, which speaks to decent work and domestic workers.

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Kenya: Unions Celebrate International Women's Day by Advocating for Domestic Workers Rights

Kenya: Unions Celebrate International Women's Day by Advocating for Domestic Workers Rights

Mar 08, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Kenya,by IDWFED

The Kenyan Trade Unions under the national umbrella body COTU, held a colorful celebration of International Women’s day on 8th March 2012. Women drawn from all affiliates from various industries gathered in Nairobi to mark the day.

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Guinea: Domestic workers sang and danced for C189 Ratification at the International Women's Day

Guinea: Domestic workers sang and danced for C189 Ratification at the International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Guinea,by IDWFED

During the International Women's Day celebration held in the People's Palace in Conakry, the domestic workers union of Guinea (SYNTRAD) showed its existance by a strong mobilization with songs, dance and drama.

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8 March 2015 Domestic Workers Rally

8 March 2015 Domestic Workers Rally

by murshida akter — last modified May 16, 2015 05:56 PM

On International women's Day Domestic Workers Rights Network Bangladesh organised Rally in Dhaka

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8 March 2015 Domestic Workers Rally

8 March 2015 Domestic Workers Rally

by murshida akter — last modified May 16, 2015 05:42 PM

On International women's Day Domestic Workers Rights Network Bangladesh organised Rally in Dhaka

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