Build, Organise, Organise! International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Annual Report 2015
IDWF 5 Year Strategic Plan 2016-2020
In August this year, the Executive Committee met in Bogor, Indonesia for its annual meeting. We used the opportunity of bringing our leaders together to meet with members of IDWF’s Indonesia affiliate, and bring the voices of domestic workers to an important global meeting, “Labor Migration: Who Benefits? Solidarity Center Conference on Worker Rights and Shared Prosperity.”
This report documents the results of the virtual community of practice hosted on the website of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) in August and September 2015, with the support of the International Labour Organization's Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW). The community of practice, which took the form of an e-discussion, aimed to collect the organising experiences of domestic workers' organisations and to provide a forum for the exchange of good practices between the organisations. The experiences collected will feed into a Global Flagship Report on migrant domestic workers currently being prepared by GAP-MDW.
The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) communication network (idwfed.org) was created in 2014, with the help of the International Labor Organization’s PROMOTE, Olaf Palme Centre and FLOW. The goal of the network is to unite domestic workers globally and create a place for them to share updates, news, activities, and resources. The network is also a source of information on domestic workers. Any interested person can join the network, though only affiliate organizations are given their own pages on the website.
This manual will teach the basic steps for using the communication network for registered users, and users with editing privileges.
The leaflet tells about IDWF: who we are, our history, what we do, how we work and our leadership.
Based on the research of Hu Dawu, Professor at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law published in December 2013.
Report on the IUF Executive Committee Meeting and the Women Committee Meeting, Geneva, April 22 – 24, 2015— by IDWFED — last modified May 12, 2015 10:37 PM
Report on the IUF Executive Committee Meeting and the Women Committee Meeting, Geneva, April 22 – 24, 2015, by Elizabeth Tang, IDWF General Secretary
A summary of the updates and activities from IDWF, affiliates, and domestic workers around Asia from December 2014 to January 2015
A summary of news and updates of IDWF and affiliate activities around Latin America from December 2014 to January 2015
November 25 is the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women. To acknowledge the event, the IDWF asked its community to discuss the prevalence of violence in domestic work and how IDWF can work to solve it.
The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), in cooperation with the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a visioning event for its members in Hong Kong SAR. These included domestic workers and organizers from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, and Thailand. The visioning event was organized under the ILO PROMOTE Project ‘Strengthening domestic workers organizations to end child domestic work’ which is supported by the US Department of Labor (DOL).
The founding Congress of the IDWF Uruguay, October 2013
Jill Shenker, IDWN North America Regional Coordinator
Marcelina Bautista Bautista, IDWN Latin America Regional Coordinator
Karin Pape, IDWN Europe Regional Coordinator
Ida le Blanc, IDWN Caribbean Regional Coordinator
Fish Ip Pui Yu, IDWN Asia Regional Coordinator
Vicky Kanyoka, IDWN Africa Regional Coordinator
By Elizbeth Tan, Founding Congress Montevideo, Uruguay, 26th‐28th October 2013
Presentation of the world IDWF works in from population, income.
IDWF 5-Year Action Plan for 2014 - 2018
This booklet outlines the how Convention C189 was achieved and the lessons that can be learnt for others who wish to promote a global society based on equality, justice, respect and rights for all. In particular, this booklet focuses on and celebrates the role of domestic workers themselves and that of their organizations as the fundamental players in making their own history.
In this manual published by IDWN and ILO, we present the voices, experiences and visions of domestic workers. It aims to stimulate reflection and discussion on domestic work and how domestic workers and their allies can work together towards realizing their objectives.
The African domestic workers network exists to promote and achieve decent work conditions for domestic workers in the region, in the view of the reality that the conditions of their work are generally characterized by insecurity, abuse and exploitation. The network recognizes the critical importance of unionization as a tool for the better. It therefore seeks to promote such unionization in all countries in the Africa region to consolidate a strong call for social justice in respect of domestic workers.
"Our mission is to help build strong, democratic domestic workers' organisations to protect domestic workers' rigths everywhere." Empowering more domestic workers to be leaders. Find here a four-page information about the International Domestic Workers Network IDWN.