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.
Elena Urlaeva was released on March 24 after 23 days of forced psychiatric "treatment", a success for the international campaign.
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.
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!
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.
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.
FENASOL's trade union affiliates signed onto the campaign!
Please support our domestic workers and other workers in Kazakhstan to campaign for the right to organize.
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!
FADWU has been fighting against illegal excessive agency fees.
On Feb 21, the canton of Geneva approved regularization of 590 undocumented migrant workers, among them many domestic workers.
Watch the whiteboard Animation explaining why we must abolish the practice of charging of recruitment fees on migrant workers!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2017 Hong Kong Policy Address brings some good news and bad news for domestic workers. FADWU will explain why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The NDWT is continuously working on the project in order to improve the quality of life for domestic workers in Thailand.
Gharelu Mahila Kamgar Union protest to labour commissioner's office Kanpur.
"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.
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."