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Global: Why We Care about Care - An online moderated course on Care Economy

Global: Why We Care about Care - An online moderated course on Care Economy

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2017 04:39 PM

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.

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Global: IDWF will be the 20th Justice and Peace Award winner in 2017

Global: IDWF will be the 20th Justice and Peace Award winner in 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:25 PM

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.

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Guinea: Guinea parliament approved ratification of C189 on December 26

Guinea: Guinea parliament approved ratification of C189 on December 26

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 28, 2016 05:23 PM

"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.

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IDWF 2016 Year-end message: "We have grown, we have spoken out, and we have become the voice of the voiceless," says Myrtle Witbooi

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."

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Global: IDWF Statement on International Migrants Day - December 18 2016 - Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

Global: IDWF Statement on International Migrants Day - December 18 2016 - Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 18, 2016 05:28 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.

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Global: IDWF is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon

Global: IDWF is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent detention of two Nepali domestic workers in Lebanon

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 14, 2016 01:18 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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Global: IDWF is hiring - Regional Coordinator, Latin America

Global: IDWF is hiring - Regional Coordinator, Latin America

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 13, 2016 05:31 PM

To apply, please send your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter by email to info@idwfed.org no later than the 23 December 2016.

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Global: Regulations, incentives can reduce high levels of informality in domestic work

Global: Regulations, incentives can reduce high levels of informality in domestic work

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 08, 2016 04:40 PM

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.

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Global: New strategies to reduce informality in domestic work

Global: New strategies to reduce informality in domestic work

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 21, 2016 03:58 PM

A new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.

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Global: What the "Uber-isation" of domestic work means for women

Global: What the "Uber-isation" of domestic work means for women

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 16, 2016 05:14 PM

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.

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Brazil: IDWF at the AWID Forum 2016

Brazil: IDWF at the AWID Forum 2016

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 02, 2016 09:01 PM

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.

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Global: Today is International #DomesticWorkersDay – 5 years after the convention

Global: Today is International #DomesticWorkersDay – 5 years after the convention

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 28, 2016 03:51 PM

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.

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Guinea: SYNEM promoting My Fair Home and getting support in the community

Guinea: SYNEM promoting My Fair Home and getting support in the community

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 23, 2016 04:48 PM

SYNEM promoting My Fair Home and getting support in the community!

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Global: On International Domestic Workers' Day, Turn Rights into Reality

Global: On International Domestic Workers' Day, Turn Rights into Reality

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 28, 2016 04:41 PM

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.

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Global: End child labour in supply chains - It's everyone's business!

Global: End child labour in supply chains - It's everyone's business!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2016 11:32 PM

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.

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Global: This June 16, we call upon the employers of domestic workers to support the rights of domestic workers, says Elizabeth Tang

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.

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Global: Let us keep on fighting and campaigning for our rights, says Myrtle Witbooi

Global: Let us keep on fighting and campaigning for our rights, says Myrtle Witbooi

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2016 05:22 PM

"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."

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Global: International Domestic Workers Day 2016 June 16 - International Launch of the My Fair Home Campaign

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.

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Zanzibar: CHODAWU-Z is a champion of My Fair Home!

Zanzibar: CHODAWU-Z is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2016 11:58 PM

Conservation Hotel Domestic and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU-Z) is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Tanzania: CHODAWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

Tanzania: CHODAWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2016 03:45 PM

Conservation, Hotel, Domestic and Allied Workers Union (CHODAWU), Tanzania is a champion of My Fair Home!

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South Africa: SADSAWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

South Africa: SADSAWU is a champion of My Fair Home!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 18, 2016 08:08 PM

South African Domestic Services and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU), South Africa is a champion of My Fair Home!

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Global: Free online lecture on "Organizing migrant domestic workers"

Global: Free online lecture on "Organizing migrant domestic workers"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 07, 2016 04:32 PM

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.

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Global: International cooperation is essential to promote migrant domestic workers' rights

Global: International cooperation is essential to promote migrant domestic workers' rights

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 07, 2016 09:22 PM

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.

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Uganda: UHFTAWU meeting with the Director Labour to discuss rights of domestic workers

Uganda: UHFTAWU meeting with the Director Labour to discuss rights of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2016 09:09 PM

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.

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Global: "Let us work together and make life for domestic workers change for the better."

Global: "Let us work together and make life for domestic workers change for the better."

by IDWFED — last modified May 16, 2016 06:50 PM

The Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families seeks to promote the human and labour rights of migrant domestic workers worldwide by addressing the challenges that make migrant domestic workers particularly vulnerable to the risks of exploitation and abuse.

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Tanzania: East African domestic workers union demands more protection for its workers in the Gulf

Tanzania: East African domestic workers union demands more protection for its workers in the Gulf

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 29, 2016 03:26 PM

Leaders from East African domestic worker unions assembled in Tanzania this week to demand their governments do more to safeguard the rights of migrant domestic workers going to the GCC.

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Tanzania: Domestic Worker Unions Assemble - Ratify C189 to safeguard the rights of migrant domestic workers

Tanzania: Domestic Worker Unions Assemble - Ratify C189 to safeguard the rights of migrant domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 22, 2016 04:51 PM

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) has called on East African and Gulf Arab countries to ratify International Labour Convention 189 of 2011 to improve the conditions of domestic workers including migrants.

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Namibia: Some domestic workers yet to benefit from minimum wage

Namibia: Some domestic workers yet to benefit from minimum wage

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 11, 2016 04:36 PM

Exactly one year since the minimum wage for domestic workers was introduced, some of domestic employees are yet to reap the fruits of the legally prescribed minimum wage.

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CSW60: Investment in social protections for care work will make our societies more just, equal, and healthy, says Jill Shenker

CSW60: Investment in social protections for care work will make our societies more just, equal, and healthy, says Jill Shenker

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 11, 2016 06:06 PM

Remarks by Jill Shenker, North America Coordinator for the International Domestic Workers Federation, who spoke about the need to value care work.

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CSW60: Human trafficking must be called by its true name - modern slavery - a dishonor of our common humanity, says Shirley Pryce

CSW60: Human trafficking must be called by its true name - modern slavery - a dishonor of our common humanity, says Shirley Pryce

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 28, 2016 12:10 PM

Shirley Pryce (Jamaica Household Workers Union, Caribbean Domestic Workers Network, International Domestic Workers Federation) spoke at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 60 (2016) panel on Combatting the Trafficking of Women and Girls: What Role Can the Private Sector Play in Addressing and Preventing Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery?

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