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published Sep 20, 2014 05:23 PM
Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Story Global: 2018 June 16 - Support ILO Convention to Stop Gender-based Violence - Equal Rights, Respect & Justice for Domestic Workers by IDWFED — last modified Jun 17, 2018 09:44 PM
Everyone, including governments and employers in our communities need to know this process and be supportive of our call. A workplace which is free of abuse and violence is good for everyone.
Story Italy: Stop violence at work - Filcams supports the campaign for the ILO Convention by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2018 03:41 PM
On the International Domestic Workers' Day, Filcams Cgil Nazionale supports the #StopGBVatWork campaign against violence at work and gender harassment.
Story ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation by IDWFED — last modified Jun 09, 2018 08:30 PM
Wrapping up their annual meeting in Geneva, members of the International Labour Organisation agreed on the need to "adopt standards on violence and harassment in the world of work".
Story Global: Myrtle Witbooi has been chosen as a Finalist for the Challenging Norms, Powering Economies challenge by IDWFED — last modified Jun 08, 2018 06:57 PM
Myrtle’s proposal was chosen from an incredibly strong field of over 150 nominees across Africa and the Middle East.
Story ECMAScript program Myanmar: Stop all Human Rights Violations and Abuses against Rohingya Women and Young Girls; Ensure safe return and citizenship of all Rohingya refugees by IDWFED — last modified Jun 15, 2018 07:45 PM
Thousands of Rohingya women and young girls have been raped and killed since August 2017. Reports reveal that they are committed by the army and police of your government. This is outrageous, shameful and must be stopped immediately.
Italy: General assembly of Filcams Cgil in Rome from Jun 05, 2018 08:00 AM to Jun 07, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Adriana Cretu - Filcams Torino was representing the IDWF in the domestic work table (live in care and future with the platforms).
Story ILC107: We continue to fight with alongside our partners and allies in unity and solidarity by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 10:01 PM
We all know well that domestic workers and other workers in the informal sector are subjected to violence and harassment because of lack of protective measures that renders them vulnerable and unprotected. The following days will be fundamental, and the battle of the amendments is already under way.
Story ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers! by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 09:52 PM
Speech of Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, at the ILC 2018 plenary.
Story Octet Stream Switzerland: IDWF delegation at the International Labour Conference in Geneva by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 09:48 PM
Domestic workers are ready to fight for an instrument that gives them the voice and freedom they deserve.
Story Switzerland: The International Domestic Workers Federation is back at the International Labour Conference - Support ILO Convention Stop Gender-based Violence by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:03 PM
“We, domestic workers are back again, this time for another ILO Convention to protect us against violence and harassment in the workplace. The invisible violence that we must bear in our work places as women and as workers is one of the most pervasive injustices inflicted into our sector but we are here to make sure this will come to an end”, said Myrtle Witbooi.
Resource IDWF Annual Report 2017 - STRONG, UNITED and GROWING by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2018 09:09 PM
There is no stopping us. Let us continue until each and every domestic worker is valued and all of us are free.
Resource World of Work magazine: Violence at work by IDWFED — last modified Jun 14, 2018 04:20 PM
Special 2018 issue - This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights the themes discussed by the ILO’s 107th International Labour Conference (ILC).
Resource Platform of Demands - Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 10:13 PM
In this document we set out why domestic workers, our workplace, and clear definitions of who we need protecting from are among the issues that must be specifically included for this new Standard to be effective and bring about significant and lasting change for the better. Only then might domestic workers and indeed other marginalised workers be optimistic that we can provide our highly valuable services in the safe and secure conditions that we deserve and are entitled to.
Resource Support Campaign to End Gender-based Violence at Work! by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:21 PM
Gender-based violence is one of the most common human rights violations in the world--it can affect any worker, but women most of all because of unequal power relations.
Story Americas: Racial Equality Tops Domestic Workers Meeting in Brazil by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2018 04:17 PM
In one of the most powerful moments of the conference, migrant domestic workers and Afro-descendent domestic workers shared their strategies during a panel on racial equality and, in the process, "restored dignity back to themselves and to the work they do," says Adriana Paz, IDWF Latin America regional coordinator.
Brazil: Day 4 - IDWF Continental Meeting for affiliates in Americas May 06, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Theme: Gender Based Violence: Sharing Organizing Experiences, Planning and Strategizing Nationally and Regionally & International Advocacy
Brazil: Day 3 - IDWF Continental Meeting for affiliates in Americas May 05, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Themes: Black Workers Organizing, Constitutional Amendments, Resolutions, Regional Elections
Brazil: Day 2 - IDWF Continental Meeting for affiliates in Americas May 04, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Themes: Regional & global reports; Regional Evaluations & Congress Preparation
Brazil: Day 1 - IDWF Continental Meeting for affiliates in Americas May 03, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Themes: Opening, Implementation of C189, Best Practices in Social Dialogue & Successful Models on Trade Union Training Schools
Brazil: IDWF Continental Meeting for affiliates in Americas from May 03, 2018 08:00 AM to May 07, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
In preparation for the 2nd International Congress of the International Federation of Domestic Workers (IDWF) in November 2018, all the organizations affiliated to the IDWF in America meet from May 3 to 6 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Story USA: Our Work, Our Dignity: Making Rights A Reality by IDWFED — last modified May 05, 2018 09:15 PM
This 2018, in response to the current political climate of escalated attacks on immigrant communities and the ongoing pattern of under-compliance with labor laws in the domestic work industry, California’s domestic workers are rising above the fear and uniting to protect and assert their rights both as immigrants and as workers.
Resource D source code A Guide on Labour Inspection Intervention in the Informal Economy - A participatory method by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2018 12:33 AM
The publication and implementation of this guide will contribute towards improving the working conditions of workers in the informal economy and ensuring compliance with standards (national and international), in particular fundamental principles and rights at work as well as regulations governing occupational safety and health.
Belgium: EFFAT - IDWF Domestic Workers meeting Apr 24, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
One of the tasks of the meeting is to prepare for the coming IDWF Congress in November.
Sri Lanka: IDWF Regional Workshop and Pre-congress Regional Meeting from Apr 21, 2018 08:00 AM to Apr 24, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
IDWF Regional Workshop on Supporting ILO Convention & Stopping Violence Against Domestic Workers and IDWF Pre-congress Regional Meeting
Resource Diplomacy Training Program - Migrant Worker International Law Reference Tool by IDWFED — last modified Apr 23, 2018 09:16 PM
Currently, this application is limited to international law applicable to migrant workers working in Malaysia, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Oman (Countries of Destination) and who are from Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Cambodia and Myanmar (Countries of Origin).​"
Story Bangladesh: Domestic workers urged the government to immediately implement protection and welfare policy by IDWFED — last modified Mar 29, 2018 05:31 PM
Domestic workers, trade union leaders and legal experts on Wednesday urged the government to immediately implement the domestic workers’ protection and welfare policy which has been adopted in 2015 to protect their rights.
Affiliate D source code Brazil: Federación Nacional de Trabajadoras Domésticas (FENATRAD) by IDWFED — last modified May 07, 2018 04:51 PM
Organize and represent the class of female workers in Brazil, to be recognized as workers and have full access to labor rights granted to other sectors within the labor code.
Tanzania: IDWF Conference for Africa Region from Mar 24, 2018 08:00 AM to Mar 27, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
One of the objectives of the conference was to prepare for the Region's contributions to the IDWF second congress that will be held in November 16-19, 2018.
Story Hong Kong: Sundays in the Park With Bagoong by IDWFED — last modified Apr 10, 2018 04:08 PM
Once a week, Hong Kong’s domestic workers, many from the Philippines and Indonesia, take to public spaces for adobo-scented picnics and a quiet act of rebellion.
Story text/texmacs Jordan: Jordanian youth join the My Fair Home youth advocacy network for domestic worker rights by IDWFED — last modified Mar 26, 2018 05:42 PM
The ILO FAIRWAY project is supporting youth in the Arab States to become change makers for migrant domestic workers’ rights in their communities.