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Congress of International Domestic Workers Elects Its Leaders – Re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President and Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

Congress of International Domestic Workers Elects Its Leaders – Re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President and Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 21, 2018 01:53 PM

As songs of solidarity rang out from Cape Town’s historical building of social justice, Community House, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) elected its leadership for the next five years.

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News: Domestic worker unions urged to organise migrant workers

News: Domestic worker unions urged to organise migrant workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 06:30 PM

Domestic worker unions and organisations have gathered in Cape Town to talk about improving the working and living conditions of domestic workers around the world.

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Interview with Judith Hinds, Vice-President of NUDE, Trinidad & Tobago

Interview with Judith Hinds, Vice-President of NUDE, Trinidad & Tobago

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 20, 2018 01:47 PM

Interview with Judith Hinds, Vice-President of NUDE, Trinidad & Tobago

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News: Global Domestic Workers’ Congress Begins in South Africa

News: Global Domestic Workers’ Congress Begins in South Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:37 PM

A four-day global congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation began at Cape Town in South Africa on Friday with call to address discrimination against domestic workers and protect them with developing rights-based framework.

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News: Domestic workers’ congress begins in SA

News: Domestic workers’ congress begins in SA

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:37 PM

Bangladeshi activists to push for protection of domestic workers

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South Africa: "Let us look forward to the next five years. Let us never forget the struggle. Together We will overcome so much more!"

South Africa: "Let us look forward to the next five years. Let us never forget the struggle. Together We will overcome so much more!"

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 21, 2018 02:00 PM

President Address by Myrtle Witbooi on November 16, first day of the 2nd IDWF Congress.

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TV Show: Domestic Workers - Their role in the Economy and Organising

TV Show: Domestic Workers - Their role in the Economy and Organising

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 07:02 PM

Watch our sisters on the Workers’ World Weekly Labour TV Show 2018 (recorded) on Nov 15.

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Ghana: You sing when you wash when there is happiness in the home

Ghana: You sing when you wash when there is happiness in the home

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 16, 2018 01:17 PM

Interview with Esther Kosi, General Secretary of DSWU, Ghana

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News: The 2nd Congress of The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Will Take Place Nov 16 to 19 In Cape Town, South Africa

News: The 2nd Congress of The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Will Take Place Nov 16 to 19 In Cape Town, South Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:36 PM

The 2nd Congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) will take place Nov 16 to 19 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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2018 IDWF Congress: Domestic workers from around the globe gather in a united stand for equality

2018 IDWF Congress: Domestic workers from around the globe gather in a united stand for equality

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 14, 2018 02:14 PM

"Our work is decent work, and our work makes all work possible."

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Asia: Condemn the Execution of Tuti, Indonesia Migrant Domestic Worker

Asia: Condemn the Execution of Tuti, Indonesia Migrant Domestic Worker

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 02, 2018 10:24 PM

No dead penalty against migrant domestic workers in Saudi Arabia!

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Open letter to President Duterte: To investigate now!

Open letter to President Duterte: To investigate now!

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 20, 2018 03:13 PM

On October 16, 2018, a volunteer of the Sandigan network was aggressively threatened (“mugged”) by a group of Filipino nationals occupying the security booths on the premises of the Embassy of the Philippines. He has reported the incident to the Kuwaiti police. We strongly urge you to immediately conduct an in-depth and thorough investigation into the allegations.

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IDWF Congress 2018 is coming to Cape Town, South Africa!

IDWF Congress 2018 is coming to Cape Town, South Africa!

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 14, 2018 01:45 PM

This year we will be convening our second Congress. It will take place from 16 to 19 November in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Introduction to the IDWF 2nd Congress

Introduction to the IDWF 2nd Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 06, 2018 12:31 AM

A short video introducing the IDWF 2nd Congress.

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Malaysia: IDWF is hiring - Training Officer

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 05, 2018 11:10 PM

The IDWF is currently recruiting a part-time training officer to develop and implement educational and training programmes for migrant domestic workers in ASEAN countries, mainly in Malaysia and Singapore.

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Malaysia: IDWF is hiring - Field Organizer

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 05, 2018 11:10 PM

The IDWF is currently recruiting a field organizer to organize Indonesian domestic workers in Malaysia and Singapore.

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Honduras: Justice for Maribel! Stop Violence against Domestic Workers!

Honduras: Justice for Maribel! Stop Violence against Domestic Workers!

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2018 11:53 AM

"We demand that states put an end to these precarious working conditions where violence and discrimination are perpetuated by historical social inequalities. We ask for justice to the feminicide of Maribel Flores."

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India: NPDW Signature Campaign for the cause of domestic workers

India: NPDW Signature Campaign for the cause of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 02, 2018 06:07 PM

NPDW is calling for endorsement of the Signature Campaign for the cause of domestic workers.

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Malaysia: Chronicles of My Geneva Experience at the 107th International Labour Conference

Malaysia: Chronicles of My Geneva Experience at the 107th International Labour Conference

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 05, 2018 06:28 PM

By Liezl Galdo - Head of the Organizing Committee of AMMPO, a Filipino migrant domestic workers in Malaysia

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Lebanon: Join IDWF and ARM in calling for Justice for Shamila

Lebanon: Join IDWF and ARM in calling for Justice for Shamila

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 11, 2018 06:04 PM

Following the racist mob assault of two Kenyan women migrant workers in Beirut, the Lebanese government threatened to deport one of the women, Shamila.

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Malaysia: Response from Migrant Worker Communities and Migrant Rights’ Civil Society Organizations With Regards To Ongoing Raids on Undocumented Migrants

Malaysia: Response from Migrant Worker Communities and Migrant Rights’ Civil Society Organizations With Regards To Ongoing Raids on Undocumented Migrants

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 11, 2018 05:54 PM

Recent raid against migrant workers - Many migrants are domestic workers - 250,000 registered and many more irregular ones. According to AMMPO, IDWF affiliate in Malaysia, the immigration officers are very rude - yelling at the migrants, workers got handcuffed, tied and brought to lobby treating them like animals, restrictions from water nor toilets.

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Kuwait: Domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers' Day for the first time

Kuwait: Domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers' Day for the first time

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 25, 2018 10:50 PM

It was a very significant occasion because it's the first time that this day was celebrated in the country.

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Hong Kong: Migrant domestic workers continue to face exploitation as employment agencies fail to comply with government’s new Code of Practice

Hong Kong: Migrant domestic workers continue to face exploitation as employment agencies fail to comply with government’s new Code of Practice

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2018 03:32 PM

The new report, Agents of Change? Assessing agency compliance with the Code of Practice, is based on interviews with 452 migrant domestic workers between July 2017 and March 2018. It shows that the Hong Kong government’s Code of Practice for Employment Agencies* is being widely flouted by agencies, leaving migrant domestic workers at risk of abuse and exploitation.

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Global: 2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world

Global: 2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 16, 2018 04:02 PM

2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world

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India: Domestic workers urge the government to ratify C189

India: Domestic workers urge the government to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 09:36 PM

NDWF - Jharkhand Domestic Workers Union 500 domestic workers from five districts came together in an assembly to celebrate June 16. They demand for C189 ratification, law for domestic workers, Minimum wages of domestic workers and BPL. Guests include parliament member, member of Legislative Assembly.

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Global: 2018 June 16 - Support ILO Convention to Stop Gender-based Violence - Equal Rights, Respect & Justice for Domestic Workers

Global: 2018 June 16 - Support ILO Convention to Stop Gender-based Violence - Equal Rights, Respect & Justice for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 06:32 PM

Everyone, including governments and employers in our communities need to know this process and be supportive of our call. A workplace which is free of abuse and violence is good for everyone.

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Italy: Stop violence at work - Filcams supports the campaign for the ILO Convention

Italy: Stop violence at work - Filcams supports the campaign for the ILO Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2018 03:41 PM

On the International Domestic Workers' Day, Filcams Cgil Nazionale supports the #StopGBVatWork campaign against violence at work and gender harassment.

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Peru: Congress approved the ratification of C189 for the rights of domestic workers

Peru: Congress approved the ratification of C189 for the rights of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2018 10:32 PM

After 7 years of unattainable struggle of the Domestic Workers, today the Ratification of ILO Convention 189, and its recommendation 201, was debated and approved in the Plenary of the Congress of the Republic.

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ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation

ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 09, 2018 08:30 PM

Wrapping up their annual meeting in Geneva, members of the International Labour Organisation agreed on the need to "adopt standards on violence and harassment in the world of work".

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