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published Sep 20, 2014 05:23 PM
Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Namibia: NDAWU training on leadership workshop Nov 12, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
NDAWU training on leadership workshop
Togo: Members training in SYNADOT-TOGO Nov 12, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Workshop for members training in Togo.
Resource IDWF e-Newsletter #19 - November 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2017 03:09 PM
Towards Better Rights for Migrant Domestic Workers, IDWF Ensures their Voice in the Processes
Story Troff document Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Part Time Administrative Assistant by IDWFED — last modified Nov 02, 2017 10:41 PM
Interested parties please send resume and cover letter, stating your present and expected salary by November 30, 2017 via email to info@idwfed.org.
Story Global: Support IDWF Campaign to Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2017 05:13 PM
We aim to build capacities of our affiliates to stop GBV and address the issues effectively. This will include achieving an ILO Convention and enabling domestic workers to improve the knowledge and skills in this regard.
USA: The NDWA is celebrating the 10th Anniversary for dignity and fairness for domestic workers Nov 14, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM New York, USA,by IDWFED
Over the course of a decade, the National Domestic Workers Alliance has emerged as the leading, unified national voice for dignity and fairness for domestic workers.
Story Philippines: The 10th ASEAN Forum recommends measures for decent work for domestic workers by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2017 02:40 PM
Fish Ip, IDWF Regional Coordinator spoke at the Forum on "Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers in ASEAN”.
Story Asia: "Stand firm against slavery!" - FADWU calls upon ASEAN governments to recognize domestic workers' Freedom of Association by IDWFED — last modified Oct 28, 2017 08:09 AM
"If you don't have a union, there is no way that they can raise up their voice, no way that they can meet with government officials," Nami stressed to the ASEAN governments.
Rwanda: IDWF Africa Training of Trainers Workshop for the French affiliates from Oct 23, 2017 08:00 AM to Oct 27, 2017 07:59 AMby IDWFED
The objective is to build a pool of committed educators who can contribute to building strong democratic domestic workers’ unions.
Philippines: Enhancing Collective Advocacy, Action and Empowerment of Domestic Workers in Asia, an IDWF-MFA regional conference from Oct 22, 2017 08:00 AM to Oct 25, 2017 07:59 AMby IDWFED
Oct 22-24, 2017 IDWF-MFA Regional Conference "Enhancing Collective Advocacy, Action and Empowerment of Domestic Workers in Asia", Manila, Philippines
Story Asia: Recognize us and listen to us: Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers by Fish Ip — last modified Nov 01, 2017 05:42 PM
The IDWF-MFA conference statement of "Enhancing Collective Advocacy, Action and Empowerment of Domestic Workers in Asia", 22-24 Oct 2017, Manila, Philippines.
Story UK: Domestic workers in London celebrated the launch of their own charity by IDWFED — last modified Nov 06, 2017 10:55 PM
"The Voice of Domestic Workers - dignity at work"
Story text/texmacs Global: IDWF calls for Abolition of the Kafala System to Protect Migrant Domestic Workers Rights by IDWFED — last modified Nov 02, 2017 06:20 PM
The IDWF represented half a million domestic workers over the world. Many of them are migrant women. At the panel titled "Decent work and labour mobility," Vicky Kanyoka pointed out that African countries have emerged as new countries of origin for migrant domestic workers going to the Middle East in recent years.
Resource Foreign Domestic Workers In Hong Kong: Can Empowerment Break The Commodification Of A Workforce? by IDWFED — last modified Oct 11, 2017 06:26 PM
The aim of this dissertation is to understand how exclusion and exploitation disempower Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong. Furthermore it aims to show how empowerment organisations and charities can empower the FDW. The final aim is to discuss whether the effort of empowerment organisations and charities actually makes a real difference to the lives of FDWs.
Malawi: Trainer of Trainers Workshop from Oct 05, 2017 08:00 AM to Oct 07, 2017 07:59 AM Malawi,by IDWFED
Trainer of Trainers Workshop for migrant domestic workers in Mzuzu branch in Malawi.
Story Troff document Lebanon: ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 05:03 PM
ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East on October 4-5.
Affiliate Octet Stream Guatemala: Sindicato de Trabajadoras Domesticas Similar y a Cuenta Propia (SITRADOMSA) by IDWFED — last modified Oct 02, 2017 11:14 PM
To be a women's union widely recognized at national and international level, which promotes the respect of the human and labor rights of domestic workers for the improvement of the quality of working life.
Affiliate object code Malaysia: Asosasyon ng mga Makabayang Manggagawang Pilipino Overseas (AMMPO) by IDWFED — last modified Oct 02, 2017 11:00 PM
AMMPO is a domestic workers association.
Story India: Child Domestic Workers - Acting against child labour in domestic work by IDWFED — last modified Sep 27, 2017 06:19 PM
Child domestic workers have to forego education, they often work in exploitative, harmful and hazardous conditions, hidden from the public and far away from their families. Fortunately, a range of actors in Asia including domestic workers and their organizations have taken action to realize decent work for domestic workers and tackle child labour in domestic work.
Story Indonesia: Workers, not helpers - Organizing and empowering domestic workers by IDWFED — last modified Sep 27, 2017 06:21 PM
Two domestic workers in Indonesia, Ludiah and Hesti, share their thoughts and experiences of joining unions.
Ghana: DSWU holds press confab to call for passage of labour (domestic workers) regulations bill Sep 25, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Ghana,by IDWFED
The Domestic Services Workers Union (DSWU) of TUC Ghana holds press confab to call for passage of labour (domestic workers) regulations bill on the occasion of its 2nd anniversary.
Story Global: Modern slavery is disturbingly common - Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers by IDWFED — last modified Sep 21, 2017 06:34 PM
Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers
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).
Story Middle East: IDWF gathered domestic workers leaders to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 03:33 PM
In partnership with the FES, LO-Norway, national trade unions and others, the IDWF gathered domestic workers leaders and other social partners to discuss concrete suggestions to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region.
Resource Planning for Success: a Manual for domestic workers and their organizations by IDWFED — last modified Oct 10, 2017 06:15 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.
Resource Report on the IDWF at the IUF 27th Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 August -1 September 2017 by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2017 05:20 PM
Under article 13 of the IUF, IDWF is a special group of IUF. Hence IDWF was invited to participate in the congress and was represented by the president Myrtle Witbooi, General Secretary Elizabeth Tang, Executive Committee member, Shirley Pryce and Regional Coordinators, Karin Pape and Vicky Kanyoka.
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).
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.