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published Sep 20, 2014 05:23 PM
Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Story Lebanon: My Fair Home - Launch at FENASOL by IDWFED — last modified Mar 26, 2017 12:10 AM
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.
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!"
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 Mar 23, 2017 10:56 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 Mar 16, 2017 10:27 PM
FENASOL's trade union affiliates signed onto the campaign!
Story Kazakhstan: Domestic workers union needs help SIGN PETITION TODAY! by IDWFED — last modified Mar 20, 2017 10:24 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.
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.
Story 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.
El Salvador: Central America Convening on Migration and Domestic Work from Jan 28, 2017 08:00 AM to Jan 31, 2017 07:59 AM El Salvador,by IDWFED
IDWF co-sponsored convening in El Salvador on Migration and Domestic Work that brought together domestic worker unions/organizations and migrant rights organizations from Central America, Mexico, and the US.
Story C header 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.
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.
Story 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.
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.