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published Sep 20, 2014 05:23 PM
Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Story Hong Kong: "We Organize, We Fight, We Win!" - FADWU Achievements in 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2018 05:24 PM
The year of 2017 means a lot to the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU), watch this summary video to see what they have achieved.
Story Troff document Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Administrative Assistant by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2018 05:08 PM
Administrative Assistant of the International Domestic Workers Federation
Story Namibia: NDAWU's review for 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Jan 12, 2018 09:23 PM
A video review for 2017 by the Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers Union (NDAWU).
Story Global: Vote for Project 189 in the Walk Together Prize for Courage by IDWFED — last modified Jan 10, 2018 04:41 PM
Project 189, a group for domestic workers in Kuwait, has been chosen as 1 of 10 finalist for the Grassroots Justice Prize in the category the Elder's #Walktogether Prize for Courage. Go to vote: http://bit.ly/courage189 and vote for Project 189.
Story text/texmacs Malawi: CIAWU's outreach to local domestic workers for better understanding of their rights by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2018 05:38 PM
Watch the video from Commercial, Industrial & Allied Workers Union (CIAWU) in Malawi, our sister is having an outreach to a local domestic worker at work and telling him what his rights are as a domestic worker!
Story Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Project Manager by IDWFED — last modified Jan 03, 2018 01:29 PM
The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall management of the projects of the IDWF primarily with its affiliates (project partners) in the countries; to ensure they are implemented according to the agreed objectives, principles and rules, including financial administration. The Project Manager reports directly to the General Secretary.
Story Italy: Discussion of domestic work in the National conference on the immigration of the CGIL by IDWFED — last modified Dec 15, 2017 05:23 PM
One of the themes discussed during the National Conference was DOMESTIC WORK.
Story Global: IDWF is hiring - Fundraising Officer by IDWFED — last modified Dec 06, 2017 10:04 PM
We are looking for a co-worker with commitment and strong interest to expand the IDWF organizational capacities to support domestic workers everywhere to organize, to achieve rights and gender equality.
Resource IDWF Communication Network – Manual for Registered members & Public users by IDWFED — last modified Dec 12, 2017 04:04 PM
This manual will teach the basic steps for using the communication network for registered members and non-members.
Story Global: Stop Violence Against Women, Stop Violence Against Domestic Workers! by IDWFED — last modified Dec 10, 2017 12:22 AM
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November, let us show our solidarity to end violence against women and domestic workers!
South Africa: IDWF Exco Meeting 2017 planning for the coming year from Nov 20, 2017 08:00 AM to Nov 24, 2017 07:59 AM Cape Town, South Africa,by IDWFED
IDWF Exco Meeting 2017 planning for the coming year
USA: Meetings of domestic workers' leaders from Kenya and Jamaica with the NDWA from Nov 12, 2017 08:00 AM to Nov 15, 2017 07:59 AM USA,by IDWFED
A mission report written by Ruth Khakame, a domestic worker's leader from KUDHEIHA .
Namibia: NDAWU training on leadership workshop Nov 12, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
NDAWU training on leadership workshop
Togo: Members training in SYNADOT-TOGO Nov 12, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Workshop for members training in Togo.
Resource IDWF e-Newsletter #19 - November 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2017 03:09 PM
Towards Better Rights for Migrant Domestic Workers, IDWF Ensures their Voice in the Processes
Story Troff document Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Part Time Administrative Assistant (CLOSED) by IDWFED — last modified Jan 17, 2018 05:08 PM
Interested parties please send resume and cover letter, stating your present and expected salary by November 30, 2017 via email to info@idwfed.org.
Resource Global Estimates of Modern Slavery - Forced Labour and Forced Marriage by IDWFED — last modified Dec 12, 2017 05:23 PM
New figures show that more than 40 million people globally are under modern slavery situation. Among them, 25 million are in forced labour and 15 million in forced marriage. 16 million in forced labour are in the private sector with one fourth of them are domestic workers.
Story Global: Support IDWF Campaign to Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2017 05:13 PM
We aim to build capacities of our affiliates to stop GBV and address the issues effectively. This will include achieving an ILO Convention and enabling domestic workers to improve the knowledge and skills in this regard.
USA: The NDWA is celebrating the 10th Anniversary for dignity and fairness for domestic workers Nov 14, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM New York, USA,by IDWFED
Over the course of a decade, the National Domestic Workers Alliance has emerged as the leading, unified national voice for dignity and fairness for domestic workers.
Rwanda: IDWF Africa Training of Trainers Workshop for the French affiliates from Oct 23, 2017 08:00 AM to Oct 27, 2017 07:59 AMby IDWFED
The objective is to build a pool of committed educators who can contribute to building strong democratic domestic workers’ unions.
Story Philippines: The 10th ASEAN Forum recommends measures for decent work for domestic workers by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2017 02:40 PM
Fish Ip, IDWF Regional Coordinator spoke at the Forum on "Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers in ASEAN”.
Story Asia: "Stand firm against slavery!" - FADWU calls upon ASEAN governments to recognize domestic workers' Freedom of Association by IDWFED — last modified Oct 28, 2017 08:09 AM
"If you don't have a union, there is no way that they can raise up their voice, no way that they can meet with government officials," Nami stressed to the ASEAN governments.
Philippines: Enhancing Collective Advocacy, Action and Empowerment of Domestic Workers in Asia, an IDWF-MFA regional conference from Oct 22, 2017 08:00 AM to Oct 25, 2017 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Oct 22-24, 2017 IDWF-MFA Regional Conference "Enhancing Collective Advocacy, Action and Empowerment of Domestic Workers in Asia", Manila, Philippines
Story UK: Domestic workers in London celebrated the launch of their own charity by IDWFED — last modified Nov 06, 2017 10:55 PM
"The Voice of Domestic Workers - dignity at work"
Story Asia: Recognize us and listen to us: Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers by Fish Ip — last modified Nov 01, 2017 05:42 PM
The IDWF-MFA conference statement of "Enhancing Collective Advocacy, Action and Empowerment of Domestic Workers in Asia", 22-24 Oct 2017, Manila, Philippines.
Story text/texmacs Global: IDWF calls for Abolition of the Kafala System to Protect Migrant Domestic Workers Rights by IDWFED — last modified Nov 02, 2017 06:20 PM
The IDWF represented half a million domestic workers over the world. Many of them are migrant women. At the panel titled "Decent work and labour mobility," Vicky Kanyoka pointed out that African countries have emerged as new countries of origin for migrant domestic workers going to the Middle East in recent years.
Resource Foreign Domestic Workers In Hong Kong: Can Empowerment Break The Commodification Of A Workforce? by IDWFED — last modified Oct 11, 2017 06:26 PM
The aim of this dissertation is to understand how exclusion and exploitation disempower Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong. Furthermore it aims to show how empowerment organisations and charities can empower the FDW. The final aim is to discuss whether the effort of empowerment organisations and charities actually makes a real difference to the lives of FDWs.
Malawi: Trainer of Trainers Workshop from Oct 05, 2017 08:00 AM to Oct 07, 2017 07:59 AM Malawi,by IDWFED
Trainer of Trainers Workshop for migrant domestic workers in Mzuzu branch in Malawi.
Story Troff document Lebanon: ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 05:03 PM
ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East on October 4-5.
Affiliate Octet Stream Guatemala: Sindicato de Trabajadoras Domesticas Similar y a Cuenta Propia (SITRADOMSA) by IDWFED — last modified Oct 02, 2017 11:14 PM
To be a women's union widely recognized at national and international level, which promotes the respect of the human and labor rights of domestic workers for the improvement of the quality of working life.