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published Sep 20, 2014 05:23 PM
Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Story Indonesia: Respecting the role of Domestic Workers in Indonesia through Legal Protection by IDWFED — last modified May 18, 2017 05:22 PM
The perception of domestic work as easy and not valuable must change. The absence of legal protection for DWs allows employers to hire DWs for as low a wage as possible. There is an urgent need to formalize this relationship between employer and domestic worker, and to implement specific laws to protect the rights of DWs, since both employer and DWs are mutually in need of one other.
Resource Tackling child labour in domestic work: a handbook for action for domestic workers and their organizations by IDWFED — last modified May 10, 2017 04:38 PM
The handbook will inspire domestic workers and their organizations to eliminate exploitative, harmful and hazardous child domestic work, promote decent work for domestic workers, and help domestic workers to reach their full potential in work and in life.
Story IDWF Statement on the May Day 2017: Uniting for a World of Democracy, Human Rights and Social Justice for all by IDWFED — last modified May 01, 2017 01:34 AM
International Workers' Day, celebrated on the First of May, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world.
Resource IDWF e-Newsletter #16 - May 2017 by IDWFED — last modified May 02, 2017 02:49 PM
Domestic Workers Unite on May Day 2017!
Affiliate object code Mexico: Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras del Hogar (SINACTRAHO) by IDWFED — last modified Apr 27, 2017 06:07 PM
IDWF affiliate in Mexico
Resource Octet Stream Domestic Workers Practicum in Asia by IDWFED — last modified Apr 26, 2017 04:27 PM
The IDWF has included in its 5 years strategic plan (2016 – 2020) the goal to train 950 domestic workers leaders. In 2016 with support of the ILO-Promote, SASK in Finland and ACVCSC Service Union in Belgium, it launched its Leadership Formation Program. It consists 3 activities: to produce education & training manuals on planning and political education, conduct training of trainers’ workshops and lastly implement Practicum in the countries.
Story Asia: IDWF piloted a strategic planning Training-of-Trainers, followed by a 3-month practicum by IDWFED — last modified May 02, 2017 01:22 PM
IDWF piloted a strategic planning Training-of-Trainers in Asia, followed by a 3-month practicum where participants put what they had learned into practice in their organizations.
Resource Octet Stream Practicum for Domestic Workers in Asia - India by IDWFED — last modified Apr 26, 2017 04:02 PM
In 2016, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) launched a Train the Trainers (ToT) regional workshop and brought 14 domestic worker leaders from 6 countries to Jakarta, Indonesia for a 4-day intensive training on strategic planning. The rationale for such training is a reflection of the ongoing commitment that IDWF holds in building its affiliates’ organizational and leadership capacity from the ground up.
Story Global: IDWF - Winner of the South Korean TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE AWARD 2017 by IDWFED — last modified May 23, 2017 03:04 PM
IDWF won the 20th TJI HAKSOON Justice & Peace Award, by THE BISHOP TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE FOUNDATION based in S. Korea. IDWF was awarded in recognition of its work to promote Domestic Workers’ right over the world.
Story USA: Kids to Trump: Stop Deportations! by IDWFED — last modified May 02, 2017 02:08 PM
The National Domestic Workers Alliance was one of the main organizers for a kids caravan and week of action for immigrant rights.
Europe: IDWF affiliates first ever face-to-face meeting Apr 19, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
On 19 April 2017 we had the first ever face-to-face meeting of almost all IDWF Europe affiliates.
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.
Story Jamaica: Promo audio for the coming interview with Shirley Pryce by IDWFED — last modified May 11, 2017 01:40 PM
"This Sunday we meet the queen of the pack - MS. SHIRLEY PRYCE, Founder and President of the Jamaica Household Workers Union, and her own story is phenomenal."
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 Latin America: IDWF Regional meeting and CONLACTRAHO Congress by IDWFED — last modified Apr 29, 2017 11:11 PM
IDWF Regional meeting, Santiago de Chile, March 24-25 and CONLACTRAHO Congress and workshop on GBV, Mar 26-30.
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!"
Story Bahrain: Trade Unions joined the My Fair Home campaign by IDWFED — last modified May 02, 2017 01:57 PM
In collaboration with the ILO’s FAIRWAY Project, the General Federation of Bahraini Trade Unions joined the My Fair Home campaign.
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: IDWF delegates at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Apr 29, 2017 11:35 PM
IDWF delegates bringing the voices of domestic workers to the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017.
Story Global: Domestic workers - The 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner by IDWFED — last modified May 23, 2017 03:06 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!