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published Sep 20, 2014 05:23 PM
Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Mozambique: Awareness raising woship on domestic workers' rights from Sep 16, 2017 08:00 AM to Sep 18, 2017 07:59 AM Mozambique,by IDWFED
Malawi: Domestic workers Training of Trainers from Sep 16, 2017 08:00 AM to Sep 18, 2017 07:59 AM Malawi,by IDWFED
Domestic workers Training of Trainers being conducted in Zomba district in Malawi by Commercial, Industrial & Allied Workers Union (CIAWU).
Resource Planning for Success: a Manual for domestic workers and their organizations by IDWFED — last modified Sep 12, 2017 06:44 PM
This manual will inspire domestic workers, their organizations, and their supporters to build strong organizations of domestic workers. As it is only through organizing and collective action in the labour, economic and social spheres that domestic workers will obtain respect and the rights afforded to other workers to decent jobs that earn a decent living, and to access labour and social protection throughout their lives.
Bahrain: Domestic workers' leaders shared their experiences on organizing and action planning in the interregional workshop from Sep 10, 2017 08:00 AM to Sep 13, 2017 07:59 AM Bahrain,by IDWFED
"Interregional Workshop - Migrant domestic workers in the Arab Gulf: Promoting cooperation mechanisms among workers’ organizations in Asia, Africa and the Arab Gulf" - Workshop on health and safety for migrant domestic workers", 10 -12 September 2017.
Story Switzerland: "We demand the respect and rights that other workers enjoy!" Shirley Pryce's speech at the IUF Congress by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2017 05:46 PM
Read Shirley Pryce's speech on Aug 31 at the 27th World Congress of the The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF).
Story Switzerland: "Our work makes all work possible," Myrtle Witbooi says at the IUF Congress by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2017 05:44 PM
On Aug 30, Myrtle Witbooi, President of the IDWF speaks at the 27th World Congress of the The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF).
Resource ILO What Works Research Brief No. 9 - Implementation of international labour standards for domestic workers by IDWFED — last modified Sep 20, 2017 04:07 PM
Since the adoption of Convention No. 189, over 70 ILO member States have acted to ensure decent working conditions for domestic workers.
Story Latin America: Welcome Adriana Paz, IDWF's new Latin America Regional Coordinator! by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2017 02:43 PM
Starting September 1, Ms. Adriana Gabriela Paz Ramirez will join our team.
Resource IDWF e-Newsletter #18 - August 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 09:58 PM
Stop Gender-based Violence at Work!
Story chemical/x-pdb Global: "Domestic Workers of the World Unite" by Jennifer Fish, tells the first global domestic workers' movement by IDWFED — last modified Aug 24, 2017 05:50 PM
"Domestic Workers of the World Unite," by Jennifer Fish, tells our story of the first global domestic workers movement and our human rights victory at the International Labour Organization.
Resource Octet Stream Decent Work for Domestic Workers - Eight Good Practices from Asia by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 09:09 PM
The eight good practices demonstrate successful initiatives to combat child labour in India and Nepal; to establish strong and sustainable domestic workers organizations in the form of trade unions, cooperatives or associations in Indonesia, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea; on skills development and organizing in Hong Kong, China, and on the global online IDWF communication network.
Mexico: "Violence at Work and Collective Contracts" workshop Aug 20, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Mexico,by IDWFED
Along the Collective Agreement Campaign, a series of workshops have been carried out aimed at empowering domestic workers. This month’s workshop on Aug 20 focused on “Violence at Work and Collective Contracts” .
Story Troff document Nepal: Domestic worker is included in newly adopted Labor Act by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2017 04:57 PM
The New Labor Act was adopted by the parliament on August 13. HUN, an affiliated in Nepal, has put enormous effort to lobby for it, together with its union center, GEFONT. This law covers all of workers who work at least one hour, so domestic workers, even part time basis, are included in new labor Act.
Story USA: Charlottesville, white supremacists, and NDWA response by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2017 06:03 PM
"We are horrified by the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our thoughts and hearts are with the victims, their families and the residents of Charlottesville that are standing up and standing together against hate and violence."
Story India: "Decent Work for Domestic Workers": All India Jingle Writing Competition by IDWFED — last modified Aug 09, 2017 11:40 PM
ILO launches a jingle competition to recognize ‘Domestic Work is Work”. This competition is organized by the ‘Work in Freedom Programme’ of the International Labour Organization.
Story Global: International guidelines are one path to pushing for decent living and working conditions of migrants - report on the Regional Consultation on the UN Compact on Migration by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:36 PM
Updates on the UN Global Compact for Migration - A report on the Asian Regional Consultation, Bangkok-Thailand, August 4 & 5, 2017
Story Asia & Middle East: IDWF participated in the inter-regional tripartite expert forum by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2017 05:23 PM
IDWF participated in the inter-regional tripartite expert forum on skills and migration in the South Asia – Middle East corridor on 25-26 July.
Story Mexico: SINACTRAHO begins a collective contract campaign by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:40 PM
Collective Agreement Campaign Launched to ensure domestic workers will have minimum wage, social security and other rights.
Affiliate audio/x-realaudio Niger : Syndicat National des Travailleurs des Hotels, Bars, Restaurants et Assimiles du Niger (SYNTHOBRA) by IDWFED — last modified Jul 21, 2017 03:08 PM
Niger: Syndicat National des Travailleurs des Hotels, Bars, Restaurants et Assimiles du Niger (SYNTHOBRA)
Campaign Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:26 PM
From 2017 to 2020, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is working towards a standard on "ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work", through what is known as a "standard-setting" process. The eventual standard(s) adopted by the ILO may be a binding instrument, known as a Convention; non-binding guidance, known as a Recommendation; or a Convention accompanied by a Recommendation.
India: Protest at Gurgaon about Sabina Case-rape and murder of a minor domestic worker case Jul 20, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Under the aegis of Gharelu Kaamgar Sangathan, Gurgaon and with the support of National Platform for Domestic Workers (NPDW) - Delhi group, Domestic Workers Forum, Chetnalaya, Nirmala Niketan, NDWM, SEWA and other civil society groups organised a protest at Gurgaon.
Story Octet Stream India: Justice for Sabina by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2017 03:28 PM
On January 29, 2014, a gruesome and shocking incident took place in Gurugram, where a 14-year-old domestic worker named Sabina Khatun’s body was found hanging in her employer's house. Gharelu Kamgar Sanghatan is determined to bring justice to Sabina and challenge the habitual practice of miscarriage of justice in rape cases in Haryana.
Story Spain: Grupo Turin delivered 100,000 signatures urging for ratification of C189 by IDWFED — last modified Jul 14, 2017 05:33 PM
On July 13, the Grupo Turin delivered 100,000 signatures collected to the Ministry of Employment and Social Security collected online.
Story India: A domestic worker was allegedly beaten up by her employer, leading to protests by her villagers by IDWFED — last modified Jul 17, 2017 05:51 PM
Residents of an apartment complex in Noida woke up to a riot-like situation on Wednesday morning, when a mob stormed its gates and vandalised the premises alleging that one of its residents had assaulted a domestic worker.
Nepal: HUN second congress and new leaders are elected Jul 08, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Nepal,by IDWFED
It was held at the Bagbazzar Hotel, Hardik in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Story Global: Join WIEGO's campaign for quality public child care for all workers by IDWFED — last modified Aug 25, 2017 10:14 PM
WIEGO is launching this campaign to draw attention to child care as a workers' rights issue that impacts all workers, but is particularly important for informal women workers. We see quality public child care as a core component of any social protection system.
Namibia: NDAWU Shop-stewards training on conditions of employment and dispute resolutions from Jul 01, 2017 08:00 AM to Jul 03, 2017 07:59 AM Namibia,by IDWFED
On July 1, The Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers Union (NDAWU) began a workshop of shop-steward on conditions of employment and dispute resolutions.
Malawi: Training of trainers workshop in Blanytre from Jun 30, 2017 08:00 AM to Jul 02, 2017 07:59 AM Blantyre, Malawi,by IDWFED
IDWF affiliate Commercial, Industrial & Allied Workers Union (CIAWU) in Malawi had a training of trainers workshop in Blantyre from June 30 to July 1, 2017.
Hong Kong: FADWU sisters took part in the July 1 demonstration in support of democracy Jul 01, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Hong Kong,by IDWFED
Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU) took part in the July 1 demonstration to promote latest works of the union and show support to the Hong Kong people.
Story Jamaica: Shirley Pryce is CARICOM "Woman of the Year" by IDWFED — last modified Jul 14, 2017 05:11 PM
Shirley Pryce, also a leader of the IDWF, member of our Executive Committee. She is a fighter and determined leader. She truly deserves this award and our sincere congratulations!