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.
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.
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!
Caught at the cross-roads: Nepalese domestic worker activists in Lebanon fight kafala's ruthlessness, heartless human traffickers and a network of corrupt officials— by IDWFED — last modified Mar 10, 2017 05:57 PM
The first Woman's Day was observed in 1909 to honour the 1908 International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union strike in New York. Over a century later, the IDWF is marking this day by paying tribute to Shusila Rana and Roja Maya Limbu, two of the very first domestic worker unionists in the Arab region.
Global: Domestic workers around the world will be recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation— by IDWFED — last modified Mar 13, 2017 12:01 PM
Domestic workers around the world will be recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation as the 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner. The award ceremony will be held in Seoul on March 14 2017 and the IDWF is on the CPBC news (in Korean) today!
Watch the whiteboard Animation explaining why we must abolish the practice of charging of recruitment fees on migrant workers!
This course aims to provide a global perspective on care, care work, and care economy. It will enhance awareness, knowledge and understanding on the critical place care work occupies in development, while simultaneously providing skills and tools for analyzing and identifying types of interventions and policies for a fair and equal social organization of care to advance human development, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Congratulations, domestic workers! The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation in South Korea formally announced on January 3 that the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) will be the 20th Justice and Peace Award winner in 2017.
"It's a first victory. But this is just the beginning, we promise to continue the struggle so that all the rights of domestic workers can be respected," Ms Doukouré Asmaou Bah, President of SYNEM promised.
IDWF 2016 Year-end message: "We have grown, we have spoken out, and we have become the voice of the voiceless," says Myrtle Witbooi— by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2016 02:45 PM
"Yes! We are powerful women. We have proven that we as women leaders we can stand firm when the storms of life hit us."
Global: IDWF Statement on International Migrants Day - December 18 2016 - Domestic Workers of the World Unite!— by IDWFED — last modified Feb 14, 2017 05:46 PM
That was the pledge domestic workers made at the founding congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) in Uruguay three years ago. Today, on International Migrants Day, we once again remind ourselves that with unity we have the strength to free ourselves, especially migrant domestic workers, so that we are slaves no more.
Global: IDWF is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon— by IDWFED — last modified Feb 14, 2017 05:47 PM
The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon - Sushila Rana known as Zogana Rana, and Roja Maya Limbu known as Rosie Limbaugh - without formal and clear explanation of the charges levelled against them.
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Nearly 75 per cent of domestic workers 15 and older are estimated to work in informal employment situations, according to a new study by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), which calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.
A new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.
Apps providing domestic cooks, cleaners and care workers are growing rapidly in countries like India, Mexico and South Africa. Research Officer Abigail Hunt explores whether this is likely to be good or bad for the women who use them.
In September, IDWF had a delegation of 9 people participating in the Association of Women in Development Forum in Bahia, Brazil. This conference takes place every four years. The theme of the Forum was ‘Feminist Futures’ and it brought together a diverse array of feminist and women’s rights organisations, workers’ organisations, LBTI groups, and indigenous and peasant organizations.
On June 16 2011, the ILO adopted Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers and its accompanying Recommendation 201. Since then, after a slow start progress has been made: 22 countries have ratified the convention, more than 30 have extended legislative protections to domestic workers.
SYNEM promoting My Fair Home and getting support in the community!
On International Domestic Workers’ Day, we celebrate a growing movement to assert the rights of this vast but hidden workforce. An estimated 67.1 million people are employed in domestic work around the world, most of them women. They cook, clean, and care for children and the elderly. But working behind closed doors in private homes, many have few legal protections and regularly experience exploitation and abuse.
This year, the focus for World Day Against Child Labour – marked on 12 June - is on child labour and supply chains. With 168 million children still in child labour, all supply chains, from agriculture to manufacturing, services to construction, run the risk that child labour may be present.
Global: This June 16, we call upon the employers of domestic workers to support the rights of domestic workers, says Elizabeth Tang— by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2016 05:21 PM
We know there are many people in our communities who respect our work and our dignity as human beings. Let’s all advance the "My Fair Home" campaign. Encourage your members to talk to their employers to make the pledge.
"What we won in 2011 was the road to our freedom. Let us keep on fighting and campaigning for our rights. 16th June is ours, so let us free ourselves."
Global: International Domestic Workers Day 2016 June 16 - International Launch of the My Fair Home Campaign— by IDWFED — last modified Aug 22, 2016 06:38 PM
This year on June 16, the IDWF will launch the My Fair Home campaign internationally jointly with the My Fair Home champions.
Conservation Hotel Domestic and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU-Z) is a champion of My Fair Home!
Conservation, Hotel, Domestic and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU), Tanzania is a champion of My Fair Home!
South African Domestic Services and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU), South Africa is a champion of My Fair Home!
UN Women Training Centre is hosting a series of free online lectures and one of them is "Organizing migrant domestic workers" on June 7 by Elizabeth Tang, IDWF General Secretary.
Sharing good practice and experience in both countries sending and receiving workers is key to improve migrant domestic workers’ rights, says Maria Elena Valenzuela, Project Coordinator, ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their families. outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.
Namaganda Assumpta, Assistant General Secretary of Uganda Hotels, Food, Tourism & Allied Workers Union (UHFTAWU) initiated a communication with the Director Labour in the Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development to seek for government's position on domestic workers especially migrant domestic workers whose situation is so alarming.