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USA: Matahari Women Workers' Center Condemns Au Pair Industry Efforts to Remove Labor Protections for Domestic Workers— by IDWFED — last modified Sep 07, 2016 11:29 PM
As the U.S. Recognizes Workers on Labor Day, the Matahari Women Workers’ Center Condemns Industry Efforts to Remove Labor Protections From Domestic Workers
IDWF invites affiliates around the world to send messages of solidarity through social media. Use the hashtags #dwdignity and #blacklivesmatter and @IDWFed. Post a photo on facebook saying "Domestic Workers from [your country] in solidarity with black domestic workers in the US #blacklivesmatter."
We are protesting against the deportation of two strong women who have been defending domestic workers' rights!
Support the campaign to end the tied visa system in the UK, which is a campaign also by Justice for domestic workers (J4DW), a membership-based organization of domestic workers in the UK.
Call on your government to ratify the protocol to end forced labour.
India: Petition call to ensure justice for human and labour rights violations against Nepali domestic workers by Saudi diplomatSep 15, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM — by IDWFED
The recent rescue of two Nepali domestic workers from the residence of a Saudi diplomat has again highlighted the human rights abuse and labour rights violation domestic workers face. In light of the gruesome sexual and physical violence reported in the matter, it is crucial that the diplomat and other perpetrators be investigated and prosecuted. The diplomatic immunity being used to shield the diplomat, should not be extended in light of the grave offences committed- the spirit of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961, the instrument granting immunity, goes against such condonation. The Indian government must also bring a statutory framework for domestic workers to curb such abuse.
On World Day against Child Labour National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) is starting an online campaign to seek public support to ban child labor to appeal to the Government to stop the amendment of Child Labour Law to allow children below 14 to help the family based business.
Hours before she was scheduled to be executed by firing squad in Indonesia late on April 28, Mary Jane Veloso's life was saved last minute after a woman who allegedly trafficked her to Indonesia turned herself in to the police in the Philippines. Though Mary Jane is temporarily saved from the death penalty, she still must prove her innocence and there is much more work to be done to save her life and other migrant workers on death row.