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published Sep 20, 2014 05:23 PM
Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Story 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.
Resource Resources on care work by IDWFED — last modified Jan 16, 2017 05:44 PM
Care, whilst associated with unpaid, though often rewarding, forms of labouring has become increasingly commodified. We are increasingly paying for care services and these care services are frequently ‘bought in’ from other parts of the world.
Story 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.
Story 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.
Story 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.
Story 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.
Story 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.
Global: Women 4 Justice - Stand together for women's rights Jan 21, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
On January 21, 2017, women will unite in Washington, DC and across the United States for the Women’s March on Washington. We will stand together for women’s rights, human security, social justice and peace.
Story 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.
Story 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.
Bangladesh: DWRN organised an Inauguration event on month long Campaign programme observing the anniversary of the enactment of "Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy, 2015" Jan 04, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Bangladesh,by IDWFED
The main objectives of this campaign programme are to create awareness about “Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy, 2015”, to take recommendations for future activities and to prepare programme plan and strategy.
Story 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.
Story 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).
Story 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.
Story Guinea: Guinea parliament approved ratification of C189 on December 26 by IDWFED — last modified Dec 28, 2016 05:23 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.
Story 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."
Resource An Essay Collection on Care Economy: Three Years of Collective and Global Learning About Care by IDWFED — last modified Dec 21, 2016 03:31 PM
The Booklet Why we care about care? A collection of essays on Care Economy came about within the framework of the learning activities implemented by the UN Women Training Centre with the objective of developing a body of work on the ‘Care Economy.’
Hong Kong: FADWU sisters rally on the International Migrants Day 2016 Dec 18, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Hong Kong,by IDWFED
Sisters from the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU) bring their call to Hong Kong Government on to put an end to agency exploitation and recognise migrant workers' rights. They also show their support to the Nepali sisters in Lebanon and urged the government to free Rosie!
Story text/texmacs Global: IDWF Statement on International Migrants Day - December 18 2016 - Domestic Workers of the World Unite! by IDWFED — last modified Dec 18, 2016 05:28 PM
That was the pledge domestic workers made at the founding congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) in Uruguay three years ago. Today, on International Migrants Day, we once again remind ourselves that with unity we have the strength to free ourselves, especially migrant domestic workers, so that we are slaves no more.
Story Global: IDWF is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon by IDWFED — last modified Dec 14, 2016 01:18 PM
The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon - Sushila Rana known as Zogana Rana, and Roja Maya Limbu known as Rosie Limbaugh - without formal and clear explanation of the charges levelled against them.
Resource Octet Stream Worker, helper, auntie, maid? : Working conditions and attitudes experienced by migrant domestic workers in Thailand and Malaysia by IDWFED — last modified Dec 13, 2016 09:27 PM
The study provides important insights on domestic workers’ perceived role as both family members and workers, and how this affects everything from working hours to wages, freedom of movement and association, and access to social protection. The report concludes with recommendations for policy makers, employers, civil society and the media on how they can contribute to improving the situation of migrant domestic workers in Thailand and Malaysia.
Resource A good gig? The rise of on-demand domestic work by IDWFED — last modified Jan 16, 2017 05:19 PM
This report proposes that urgent action be taken to ensure that the 'Uberisation' of domestic work evolves to the benefit of all.
Story Mexico: Union winning fight for domestic workers by IDWFED — last modified Dec 21, 2016 04:07 PM
Contracts with wages starting at 250 pesos daily in effect in five states.
Story Citrix ICA settings file Global: IDWF is hiring - Regional Coordinator, Latin America by IDWFED — last modified Dec 13, 2016 05:31 PM
To apply, please send your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter by email to info@idwfed.org no later than the 23 December 2016.
Story Lebanon: Lebanon deports a domestic worker and holds another by IDWFED — last modified Dec 11, 2016 11:59 PM
The Lebanese General Security recently deported a domestic worker and is holding another, both from the Nepalese community, two women Sushila Rana known as Zogana Rana, Ms. Roja Maya Limbu known as Rosie Limbaugh, after they were detained a week ago.
Story Japan: International Symposium on "Migrant/Domestic Workers' Rights and ILO 189: Case Studies from Asia, Europe, USA and Japan" by IDWFED — last modified Dec 21, 2016 08:49 PM
International Symposium on "Migrant/Domestic Workers' Rights and ILO 189: Case Studies from Asia, Europe, USA and Japan" was held at Hitotsubashi University on Dec 10-11.
Bangladesh: NDWWU rally on the Human Rights Day Dec 10, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Bangladesh,by IDWFED
NDWWU rally on the Human Rights Day Dec 10.
Story Octet Stream Lebanon: Stop the Deportation of the Domestic Workers & Activists: Sujana and Rosa by IDWFED — last modified Dec 13, 2016 10:01 PM
Call for Solidarity for the immediate release of Sujana and Rose - two courageous migrant domestic workers in Lebanon who were arrested because of their trade union activities.
Bangladesh: NDWWU-IDWF seminar on protect rights of migrant domestic workers Dec 07, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Bangladesh,by IDWFED
NDWWU-IDWF seminar on protecting rights of Bangladeshi migrant domestic workers.
Story Global: Regulations, incentives can reduce high levels of informality in domestic work by IDWFED — last modified Dec 08, 2016 04:40 PM
Nearly 75 per cent of domestic workers 15 and older are estimated to work in informal employment situations, according to a new study by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), which calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.