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published Sep 20, 2014 05:23 PM
Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
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 Apr 09, 2018 05:25 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.
Lebanon: IDWF launching the "My Fair Home" Campaign at the Sri Lanka Residence in Beirut Mar 22, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Launching of the "My Fair Home" Campaign and Cocktail Reception at the Residence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Lebanon.
Affiliate USA: United Domestic Workers of America (UDW) by IDWFED — last modified Mar 13, 2018 03:47 PM
The mission of UDW is to serve and advocate for our membership. Our work and efforts provide support for providers and others alike for greater public good. Local 3930 will continue to work towards better wages, improved benefits and legislative reform.
Story Pascal source code USA: "Violence and Harassment against Women in the World of Work" Expert Group Workshop by IDWFED — last modified Mar 22, 2018 06:27 PM
In the context of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the IDWF was invited by Care International to an Expert Group Workshop on "Violence and Harassment against Women in the World of Work" on 13 March 2018.
Resource Ending violence and harassment in the world of work by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2018 05:08 PM
The present report and proposed Conclusions were prepared on the basis of the replies received from governments and organizations of employers and workers, the substance of which is given in the following pages. The Office commentary is provided immediately after the replies to each question.
Story Nepal: Film about the life of domestic workers - "In Safe Hands" by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2018 10:49 PM
Through Sonu Danuwar Chaudhary's rare, poignant and sometimes painful journey, this film portrays the millions of workers internationally who pick up the care deficit to ensure that more privileged portions of the global population remain "In Safe Hands".
Zimbabwe: Domestic workers participating a workshop about C189 from Feb 24, 2018 08:00 AM to Feb 26, 2018 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Domestic workers participating a workshop about C189
Kenya: Domestic workers participate in the C189 procession before the Parliament Feb 21, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Nairobi, Kenya,by IDWFED
Domestic workers demonstrate before the Parliament for ratification of ILO C189 with the support from Solidarity Centre.
Story Kenya: Domestic Workers Push for Convention Ratification by IDWFED — last modified Feb 22, 2018 11:19 PM
Domestic workers rally for ratification of ILO Convention 189 on February 21, 2018 on Parliament grounds.
Kenya: KUDHEIHA's preparation of the procession to Parliament and Cabinet Secretary Feb 12, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Nairobi, Kenya,by IDWFED
Domestic workers under the leadership of Ruth Khakame were having a monthly meeting on February 12 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Mozambique: Domestic workers celebrating New Year Feb 11, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Domestic workers from National Trade Union of Domestic Workers (SINED) in Mozambique met on Feb 11 2018 to celebrate on New Year, evaluate the 2017 activities and plan for 2018.
Resource IDWF e-Newsletter #20 - February 2018 by IDWFED — last modified Feb 09, 2018 05:54 PM
2018: Hope & Energy - Together, we are stronger!
Story Brazil: Following years of campaigning by domestic workers, the government in recent days ratified the ILO C189 by IDWFED — last modified Feb 13, 2018 06:23 PM
In a statement celebrating ratification, FENATRAD also vows to continue in the “daily struggle for dignity, valorization and recognition of domestic work, work that moves and creates conditions for other workers to dedicate themselves to productive activities.”
Story Brazil: Brazil became the 25th member State of the ILO to ratify Convention No. 189 by IDWFED — last modified Feb 05, 2018 10:59 PM
Brazil promotes decent work for an estimated 7 million domestic workers.
Story Middle East & North Africa: Welcome Mariela Elizabeth Acuña, IDWF's new MENA Regional Coordinator! by IDWFED — last modified Feb 05, 2018 09:04 PM
Starting February 1, Mariela Elizabeth Acuña will join our team.
Story Global: IDWF Priorities in the Regions, 2018 by IDWFED — last modified Feb 06, 2018 04:52 PM
What are IDWF priorities for action in 2018? Below we look at the priority issues we have identified in each region.
Story text/texmacs Global: Beyond "maids and madams": Can employers be allies in new policies for domestic workers’ rights? by IDWFED — last modified Feb 15, 2018 10:02 PM
Workers have led significant campaigns the fight for domestic workers rights. But what about employers? How can they contribute to the fight?
Story Global: 2018 IDWF Congress by IDWFED — last modified Mar 21, 2018 05:55 PM
This year we will be convening our second Congress. It will take place from 16 to 18 November in Cape Town, South Africa.
Resource Octet Stream Report on IDWF Survey on Gender-Based Violence Against Domestic Workers, Asia by IDWFED — last modified Feb 01, 2018 10:43 PM
Published January 2018, in partnership with the Bread for the World and LEARN, Philippines.
Story Hong Kong: "We Organize, We Fight, We Win!" - FADWU Achievements in 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2018 05:24 PM
The year of 2017 means a lot to the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU), watch this summary video to see what they have achieved.
Caribbean: Training curriculum for domestic workers meeting Jan 18, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Training curriculum for domestic workers meeting
Story Troff document Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Full Time Administrative Assistant by IDWFED — last modified Mar 12, 2018 05:05 PM
Administrative Assistant of the International Domestic Workers Federation
Togo: Planning meeting of domestic workers Jan 14, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Domestic workers were doing session on manual of planning.
Story Namibia: NDAWU's review for 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Jan 12, 2018 09:23 PM
A video review for 2017 by the Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers Union (NDAWU).
Story Global: Vote for Project 189 in the Walk Together Prize for Courage by IDWFED — last modified Jan 10, 2018 04:41 PM
Project 189, a group for domestic workers in Kuwait, has been chosen as 1 of 10 finalist for the Grassroots Justice Prize in the category the Elder's #Walktogether Prize for Courage. Go to vote: http://bit.ly/courage189 and vote for Project 189.