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Lebanon: My Fair Home - Launch at FENASOL

Lebanon: My Fair Home - Launch at FENASOL

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 26, 2017 12:10 AM

In March 2017, the National Federation of Employees' and Workers' Unions in Lebanon (FENASOL) joined the My Fair Home Campaign, an initiative of the International Domestic Workers Federation and the International Labour Organization. FENASOL affiliates from various Lebanese unions took the pledge to respect domestic workers' rights in their own homes.

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Uzbekistan: International campaign wins release for Uzbekistan rights defender Elena Urlaeva

Uzbekistan: International campaign wins release for Uzbekistan rights defender Elena Urlaeva

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 28, 2017 06:01 PM

Elena Urlaeva was released on March 24 after 23 days of forced psychiatric "treatment", a success for the international campaign.

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Guinea: President signed the Ratification of the Convention 189

Guinea: President signed the Ratification of the Convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 28, 2017 05:17 PM

On March 22, 2017, the President of the Republic of Guinea, His Excellency Professor ALPHA CONDÉ, Head of State, signed the Ratification of the Convention 189 relating to Domestic Workers pursuant to Law / 2016 / N ° 073 / AN of December 30, 2016.

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Global: Domestic workers - The 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner

Global: Domestic workers - The 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 23, 2017 05:59 PM

Domestic workers around the world are recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation as the 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner. The award ceremony is held in Seoul on March 14 2017. Congratulations, domestic workers!

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Philippines: Save Jennifer Dalquez - Migrant Worker Sentenced to Death by U.A.E Court

Philippines: Save Jennifer Dalquez - Migrant Worker Sentenced to Death by U.A.E Court

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 27, 2017 10:36 PM

Jennifer's family and supporters of the 'Save Jennifer Dalquez Campaign' lodged an appeal against Jennifer's conviction and her sentence. This appeal is scheduled to be heard in court on the 27th of March, 2017.

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Caught at the cross-roads: Nepalese domestic worker activists in Lebanon fight kafala's ruthlessness, heartless human traffickers and a network of corrupt officials

Caught at the cross-roads: Nepalese domestic worker activists in Lebanon fight kafala's ruthlessness, heartless human traffickers and a network of corrupt officials

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 10, 2017 05:57 PM

The first Woman's Day was observed in 1909 to honour the 1908 International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union strike in New York. Over a century later, the IDWF is marking this day by paying tribute to Shusila Rana and Roja Maya Limbu, two of the very first domestic worker unionists in the Arab region.

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Lebanon:  Launch of My Fair Home

Lebanon: Launch of My Fair Home

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 16, 2017 10:27 PM

FENASOL's trade union affiliates signed onto the campaign!

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Kazakhstan: Domestic workers union needs help SIGN PETITION TODAY!

Kazakhstan: Domestic workers union needs help SIGN PETITION TODAY!

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 20, 2017 10:24 PM

Please support our domestic workers and other workers in Kazakhstan to campaign for the right to organize.

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Global: Domestic workers around the world will be recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation

Global: Domestic workers around the world will be recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 13, 2017 12:01 PM

Domestic workers around the world will be recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation as the 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner. The award ceremony will be held in Seoul on March 14 2017 and the IDWF is on the CPBC news (in Korean) today!

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Hong Kong: Tackling overcharging fees led to a success

Hong Kong: Tackling overcharging fees led to a success

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2017 01:49 PM

FADWU has been fighting against illegal excessive agency fees.

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Switzerland: Approved regularization of 590 undocumented migrant workers

Switzerland: Approved regularization of 590 undocumented migrant workers

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 16, 2017 11:10 PM

On Feb 21, the canton of Geneva approved regularization of 590 undocumented migrant workers, among them many domestic workers.

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Global: Zero Fees in the recruitment process!

Global: Zero Fees in the recruitment process!

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 17, 2017 08:34 PM

Watch the whiteboard Animation explaining why we must abolish the practice of charging of recruitment fees on migrant workers!

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Trinidad and Tobago: "Respect, Cherish and Appreciate" - video testimonial featuring domestic workers and domestic work

Trinidad and Tobago: "Respect, Cherish and Appreciate" - video testimonial featuring domestic workers and domestic work

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 21, 2017 09:43 PM

A campaign to urge the public to respect, cherish and appreciate the contribution of the domestic workers.

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Qatar: Qatar approves draft law for domestic workers

Qatar: Qatar approves draft law for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 21, 2017 06:41 PM

Qatar has approved a draft law which would provide legal protection for tens of thousands of female domestic workers for the first time, according to state media.

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USA: Domestic workers at the Women's March

USA: Domestic workers at the Women's March

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 16, 2017 11:13 PM

On Saturday January 21, more than 100 domestic workers from all over the US marched, and IDWF took action along with millions of women all over the world to stand up to fear and hate, and create a future that cares for us all.

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Bangladesh:  A Progress of Domestic Workers' Rights

Bangladesh: A Progress of Domestic Workers' Rights

by CDWR-BIPS — last modified Jan 20, 2017 01:52 AM

Bangladesh is one of the developing countries in the twenties. Development of this Country is raging ahead. Poverty due to unemployment, the country's development is hampering day by day. Development of new employment opportunities for the community to create consistency dice unemployed or need to be attached to conventional employment of new manpower.

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Hong Kong: FADWU's response to the 2017 Hong Kong Policy Address - Some good news some bad news

Hong Kong: FADWU's response to the 2017 Hong Kong Policy Address - Some good news some bad news

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 21, 2017 10:02 PM

The 2017 Hong Kong Policy Address brings some good news and bad news for domestic workers. FADWU will explain why.

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Bangladesh: Open Training Program For the Domestic Workers on Organic and Hygienic Cooking

Bangladesh: Open Training Program For the Domestic Workers on Organic and Hygienic Cooking

by Iqbal Mahmud — last modified Jan 20, 2017 01:58 AM

Open Training Program (OTP) is the public awareness, counseling & training program on Organic and Hygienic Cooking to ensure happiness and good governance in the Family.

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Pakistan: Domestic workers asking for justice for a abused child domestic worker

Pakistan: Domestic workers asking for justice for a abused child domestic worker

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 19, 2017 06:13 PM

Domestic workers came out for the justice on Jan 11 for a little child domestic worker Tayyaba under the umbrella of Domestic Workers Union General Secretary Mukhtar Awan and President Arooma Shahzad.

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Global: Why We Care about Care - An online moderated course on Care Economy

Global: Why We Care about Care - An online moderated course on Care Economy

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2017 04:39 PM

This course aims to provide a global perspective on care, care work, and care economy. It will enhance awareness, knowledge and understanding on the critical place care work occupies in development, while simultaneously providing skills and tools for analyzing and identifying types of interventions and policies for a fair and equal social organization of care to advance human development, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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Bangladesh: Domestic Worker Status in Dhaka City (2016)

Bangladesh: Domestic Worker Status in Dhaka City (2016)

by Iqbal Mahmud — last modified Jan 19, 2017 06:24 PM

North-Bengal Research Foundation and Development (NRD) and Bangladesh Institute of Professional Studies (BIPS) jointly conducted a study on ‘Domestic Worker Status in Dhaka City (2016)’. The findings show that the inequitable access, opportunity and resources- as well as repressive cultural traditions and norms – constrain the ability of domestic worker in study area.

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Bangladesh: CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS ON HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY CARE

Bangladesh: CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS ON HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY CARE

by Iqbal Mahmud — last modified Jan 20, 2017 01:54 AM

In Bangladesh North Bengal Reasearch Foundation NRD and Bangladesh Institute of Professional Studies BIPS working for Professional Excellency of Domestic Workers on Household and family care through capacity building training.

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Bangladesh: Workshop on Mindset Development for Domestic Workers and Householder

Bangladesh: Workshop on Mindset Development for Domestic Workers and Householder

by Iqbal Mahmud — last modified Jan 20, 2017 01:54 AM

Bangladesh Institute of Professional Studies and North-Bengal Research Foundation and Development jointly conducting an workshop for Domestic Workers and Householder from 01-01-2017 to 31-01-2017.

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Bangladesh: Defend rights of your domestic workers

Bangladesh: Defend rights of your domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 05, 2017 06:07 PM

Speaking as the chief guest, State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu said the government was determined to stop violence against domestic workers, and his ministry would provide financial support to their school-going kids.

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Global: IDWF will be the 20th Justice and Peace Award winner in 2017

Global: IDWF will be the 20th Justice and Peace Award winner in 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:25 PM

Congratulations, domestic workers! The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation in South Korea formally announced on January 3 that the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) will be the 20th Justice and Peace Award winner in 2017.

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Bangladesh: Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Project

Bangladesh: Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Project

by Iqbal Mahmud — last modified Jan 20, 2017 01:54 AM

In Bangladesh on January 02, 2017, a project for Domestic Workers entitle "Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Project " was inaugurated by Children Women's Foundations (CWF).

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Thailand: NDWT promoting the My Fair Home Campaign

Thailand: NDWT promoting the My Fair Home Campaign

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 21, 2017 06:04 PM

The NDWT is continuously working on the project in order to improve the quality of life for domestic workers in Thailand.

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India: Domestic workers protest at the labour commissioner's office in Kanpur

India: Domestic workers protest at the labour commissioner's office in Kanpur

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 04, 2017 09:12 PM

Gharelu Mahila Kamgar Union protest to labour commissioner's office Kanpur.

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Guinea: Parliament approved ratification of C189 on December 26

Guinea: Parliament approved ratification of C189 on December 26

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2017 04:53 PM

"It's a first victory. But this is just the beginning, we promise to continue the struggle so that all the rights of domestic workers can be respected," Ms Doukouré Asmaou Bah, President of SYNEM promised.

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IDWF 2016 Year-end message: "We have grown, we have spoken out, and we have become the voice of the voiceless," says Myrtle Witbooi

IDWF 2016 Year-end message: "We have grown, we have spoken out, and we have become the voice of the voiceless," says Myrtle Witbooi

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2016 02:45 PM

"Yes! We are powerful women. We have proven that we as women leaders we can stand firm when the storms of life hit us."

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