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Indonesia:  Respecting the role of Domestic Workers in Indonesia through Legal Protection

Indonesia: Respecting the role of Domestic Workers in Indonesia through Legal Protection

by IDWFED — last modified May 18, 2017 05:22 PM

The perception of domestic work as easy and not valuable must change. The absence of legal protection for DWs allows employers to hire DWs for as low a wage as possible. There is an urgent need to formalize this relationship between employer and domestic worker, and to implement specific laws to protect the rights of DWs, since both employer and DWs are mutually in need of one other.

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IDWF Statement on the May Day 2017: Uniting for a World of Democracy, Human Rights and Social Justice for all

IDWF Statement on the May Day 2017: Uniting for a World of Democracy, Human Rights and Social Justice for all

by IDWFED — last modified May 01, 2017 01:34 AM

International Workers' Day, celebrated on the First of May, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world.

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Asia: IDWF piloted a strategic planning Training-of-Trainers, followed by a 3-month practicum

Asia: IDWF piloted a strategic planning Training-of-Trainers, followed by a 3-month practicum

by IDWFED — last modified May 02, 2017 01:22 PM

IDWF piloted a strategic planning Training-of-Trainers in Asia, followed by a 3-month practicum where participants put what they had learned into practice in their organizations.

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Global: IDWF - Winner of the South Korean TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE AWARD 2017

Global: IDWF - Winner of the South Korean TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE AWARD 2017

by IDWFED — last modified May 23, 2017 03:04 PM

IDWF won the 20th TJI HAKSOON Justice & Peace Award, by THE BISHOP TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE FOUNDATION based in S. Korea. IDWF was awarded in recognition of its work to promote Domestic Workers’ right over the world.

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USA: Kids to Trump: Stop Deportations!

USA: Kids to Trump: Stop Deportations!

by IDWFED — last modified May 02, 2017 02:08 PM

The National Domestic Workers Alliance was one of the main organizers for a kids caravan and week of action for immigrant rights.

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Global: The contradictions of contemporary au pair schemes

Global: The contradictions of contemporary au pair schemes

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 14, 2017 11:30 PM

Not all au pairs are exploited, but they do all carry out domestic work in conditions that have been identified as encouraging maltreatment. Recognising them as workers is a first step towards ensuring their fair treatment, but it is only a first step.

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Jamaica: "I slept in the dog house because I wanted to go to school", says Shirley Pryce

Jamaica: "I slept in the dog house because I wanted to go to school", says Shirley Pryce

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 14, 2017 10:11 PM

Shirley Pryce, formerly a domestic worker herself, advocates for domestic workers’ rights in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. Globally The memory of her employers locking her out at night because she wanted to go to evening classes stays haunts her to date. Following Jamaica’s ratification of the ILO Convention on Domestic Workers, Pryce is advocating for a national law to protect the rights of domestic workers.

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Jamaica: Promo audio for the coming interview with Shirley Pryce

Jamaica: Promo audio for the coming interview with Shirley Pryce

by IDWFED — last modified May 11, 2017 01:40 PM

"This Sunday we meet the queen of the pack - MS. SHIRLEY PRYCE, Founder and President of the Jamaica Household Workers Union, and her own story is phenomenal."

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Latin America: IDWF Regional meeting and CONLACTRAHO Congress

Latin America: IDWF Regional meeting and CONLACTRAHO Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 29, 2017 11:11 PM

IDWF Regional meeting, Santiago de Chile, March 24-25 and CONLACTRAHO Congress and workshop on GBV, Mar 26-30.

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Jamaica: Domestic workers entitled to eight weeks of maternity leave

Jamaica: Domestic workers entitled to eight weeks of maternity leave

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 07, 2017 06:30 PM

Domestic workers can claim for maternity leave allowance for a maximum period of eight weeks.

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Lebanon: My Fair Home - Launch at FENASOL

Lebanon: My Fair Home - Launch at FENASOL

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 03, 2017 11:37 PM

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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Bahrain: Trade Unions joined the My Fair Home campaign

Bahrain: Trade Unions joined the My Fair Home campaign

by IDWFED — last modified May 02, 2017 01:57 PM

In collaboration with the ILO’s FAIRWAY Project, the General Federation of Bahraini Trade Unions joined the My Fair Home 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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Antigua: Passed law on Workplace Inspection for Domestic Workers

Antigua: Passed law on Workplace Inspection for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 11, 2017 05:34 PM

The Lower House of Parliament has appproved amendments to two critical pieces of law, which speak to the rights of workers and their right to be protected.

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Global: IDWF delegates at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017

Global: IDWF delegates at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 29, 2017 11:35 PM

IDWF delegates bringing the voices of domestic workers to the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017.

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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 May 23, 2017 03:06 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 Apr 03, 2017 01:57 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 Apr 03, 2017 11:20 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 Apr 03, 2017 11:16 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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