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published Sep 20, 2014 05:23 PM
Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Sri Lanka: DWU annual general meeting and media conference Apr 16, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Sri Lanka,by IDWFED
Sri Lanka Domestic Workers Union's annual general meeting & media conference on April 16 2017.
India: ​Candidates selection for housekeeping training Mar 05, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM India,by IDWFED
​On March 5, meeting of a domestic worker's Cooperative unit in Ranchi for ​​selection of candidates for housekeeping training in Radisson Blu Ranchi to start from March 6 2017.
Story ECMAScript program 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.
Story 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.
Hong Kong: Pilot leadership training with FADWU Apr 02, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Hong Kong,by IDWFED
The title was "Lessons from our past and envisioning our future".
India: NDWF Executive Committee Meeting Apr 02, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM India,by IDWFED
Executive Committee Meeting of the National Domestic Workers Federation (NDWF) in Delhi on April 2 2017.
India: Capacity Building on Enhancing Domestic Workers Knowledge and Skills Apr 01, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM India,by IDWFED
Capacity Building on Enhancing Domestic Workers Knowledge and Skills on Social Protection as Right, Policy Advocacy and Leadership for change in Delhi on April 1 2017 organized by NDWF and NDWM.
Story 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.
Story 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.
Story Octet Stream 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.
Kenya: To raise awareness on the rights of domestic workers Mar 23, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Kenya,by IDWFED
"Domestic workers are workers entitled to decent work, social protection and freedom of association!"
Tanzania: CHODAWU workshop on union & cooperative from Mar 21, 2017 08:00 AM to Mar 23, 2017 07:59 AM Tanzania,by IDWFED
Hosted by the Conservation, Hotel, Domestic and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU), the Informal women workers including domestic workers' leaders have participated in a three days workshop about union and cooperative supported by SEWA from India from March 21 to 22.
Story 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.
Story 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.
Story Global: Domestic workers - The 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner by IDWFED — last modified Mar 23, 2017 05:59 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!
Story Troff document 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.
Ghana: Ratify ILO C189 to give more power to domestic workers Mar 09, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
The 2017 commemoration of International Women’s Day 2017 has been used by domestic workers in Ghana to call on the government to speedily ratify ILO Convention 189 so as to have more power as working women.
Story 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.
Resource IDWF e-Newsletter #15 - March 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Mar 09, 2017 06:58 PM
Happy International Women's Day!
Story application/x-troff-me 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!
Story 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.
Resource Domestic Worker Organizing in the global economy - The Convention 189 Campaign as a Mobilization Model by IDWFED — last modified Mar 21, 2017 04:40 PM
In this study, Jennifer Fish, Chair of the Department of Women’s Studies at Old Dominion University and a key partner of domestic workers’ organizations, takes Convention 189 as a case study to analyze the potential and shortcomings of a UN approach to labor rights.
Story 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!
Resource Safeguarding the Rights of Asian Migrant Workers from Home to the Workplace by IDWFED — last modified Mar 21, 2017 04:38 PM
This report points to the growing number of labor migrants in Asia and examines the policy question of how to best safeguard their rights. Governments and stakeholders in both origin and destination countries have largely recognized their mutual interest in safeguarding labor migrants.
Story 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.
Story 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.
Mexico: Regional Exchange of Domestic Workers from Feb 18, 2017 08:00 AM to Feb 20, 2017 07:59 AM Mexico City,by IDWFED
On 18-19 February 2017, the Regional Exchange of Domestic Workers Experiences: C189 & Social Security takes place in Mexico City.
India: Domestic workers' visit to the cooperative Feb 16, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM India,by IDWFED
Governing Board Members of the Domestic Workers Cooperative in Ranchi visited the outlet of the State Cooperative Board to be introduced to business models.
Story 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!
Story 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.