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by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 09:01 PM
IDWF Statement on the May Day 2017: Uniting for a World of Democracy, Human Rights and Social Justice for all

IDWF Statement on the May Day 2017: Uniting for a World of Democracy, Human Rights and Social Justice for all

by IDWFED — last modified May 01, 2017 01:34 AM

International Workers' Day, celebrated on the First of May, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world.

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Global: IDWF - Winner of the South Korean TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE AWARD 2017

Global: IDWF - Winner of the South Korean TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE AWARD 2017

by IDWFED — last modified May 23, 2017 03:04 PM

IDWF won the 20th TJI HAKSOON Justice & Peace Award, by THE BISHOP TJI HAKSOON JUSTICE & PEACE FOUNDATION based in S. Korea. IDWF was awarded in recognition of its work to promote Domestic Workers’ right over the world.

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Global: The contradictions of contemporary au pair schemes

Global: The contradictions of contemporary au pair schemes

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 14, 2017 11:30 PM

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.

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Jamaica: "I slept in the dog house because I wanted to go to school", says Shirley Pryce

Jamaica: "I slept in the dog house because I wanted to go to school", says Shirley Pryce

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 14, 2017 10:11 PM

Shirley Pryce, formerly a domestic worker herself, advocates for domestic workers’ rights in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. Globally The memory of her employers locking her out at night because she wanted to go to evening classes stays haunts her to date. Following Jamaica’s ratification of the ILO Convention on Domestic Workers, Pryce is advocating for a national law to protect the rights of domestic workers.

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Jamaica: Promo audio for the coming interview with Shirley Pryce

Jamaica: Promo audio for the coming interview with Shirley Pryce

by IDWFED — last modified May 11, 2017 01:40 PM

"This Sunday we meet the queen of the pack - MS. SHIRLEY PRYCE, Founder and President of the Jamaica Household Workers Union, and her own story is phenomenal."

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Jamaica: Domestic workers entitled to eight weeks of maternity leave

Jamaica: Domestic workers entitled to eight weeks of maternity leave

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 07, 2017 06:30 PM

Domestic workers can claim for maternity leave allowance for a maximum period of eight weeks.

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Antigua: Passed law on Workplace Inspection for Domestic Workers

Antigua: Passed law on Workplace Inspection for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 11, 2017 05:34 PM

The Lower House of Parliament has appproved amendments to two critical pieces of law, which speak to the rights of workers and their right to be protected.

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Global: IDWF delegates at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017

Global: IDWF delegates at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 29, 2017 11:35 PM

IDWF delegates bringing the voices of domestic workers to the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017.

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Global: Domestic workers - The 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner

Global: Domestic workers - The 20th Justice and Peace Award Winner

by IDWFED — last modified May 23, 2017 03:06 PM

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!

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Caught at the cross-roads: Nepalese domestic worker activists in Lebanon fight kafala's ruthlessness, heartless human traffickers and a network of corrupt officials

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.

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Global: Domestic workers around the world will be recognized by The Bishop Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation

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!

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Global: Zero Fees in the recruitment process!

Global: Zero Fees in the recruitment process!

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 17, 2017 08:34 PM

Watch the whiteboard Animation explaining why we must abolish the practice of charging of recruitment fees on migrant workers!

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Trinidad and Tobago: "Respect, Cherish and Appreciate" - video testimonial featuring domestic workers and domestic work

Trinidad and Tobago: "Respect, Cherish and Appreciate" - video testimonial featuring domestic workers and domestic work

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 21, 2017 09:43 PM

A campaign to urge the public to respect, cherish and appreciate the contribution of the domestic workers.

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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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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 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.

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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 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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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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Trinidad & Tobago: Formalizing informal employment of domestic workers through cooperatives

Trinidad & Tobago: Formalizing informal employment of domestic workers through cooperatives

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 04, 2017 12:19 AM

Trinidad and Tobago has an estimated 30, 000 domestic workers, who remain amongst the most undervalued, underpaid and under protected group of workers in the country.

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Jamaica: On October 11, Jamaica became the 23rd country to officially ratify ILO Convention 189

Jamaica: On October 11, Jamaica became the 23rd country to officially ratify ILO Convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 04, 2017 12:19 AM

It's official! On October 11, JAMAICA became the 23rd country to officially ratify ILO Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers!

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Jamaica: GraceKennedy lauds Holness for ratifying Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention

Jamaica: GraceKennedy lauds Holness for ratifying Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 16, 2016 04:46 PM

Jamaican conglomerate GraceKennedy has applauded Prime Minister Andrew Holness for signing the instrument of ratification for ILO Convention C 189 during the recently-held 71st session of the United Nation’s (UN) General Assembly.

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Jamaica: Jamaica Ratifies Domestic Workers Convention

Jamaica: Jamaica Ratifies Domestic Workers Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 23, 2016 10:29 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that the government on Thursday, September 22, due to its commitment to empower women economically has signed the instrument of ratification of ILO Convention C 189 (also known as the Domestic Workers Convention).

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Jamaica: Government in Final Stages of Ratifying Domestic Workers Convention

Jamaica: Government in Final Stages of Ratifying Domestic Workers Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 23, 2016 10:35 PM

Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says Government is in the final stages of ratifying the Convention for Decent Work for Domestic Workers, 2011.

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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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Jamaica: To Prime Minister Andrew Holness: Yes! We look forward to Jamaica becoming the 23rd country to ratify C189!

Jamaica: To Prime Minister Andrew Holness: Yes! We look forward to Jamaica becoming the 23rd country to ratify C189!

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 23, 2016 06:46 PM

Please add your name to this sign-on letter encouraging him and the Jamaican government to take quick action to become the 13th country in Latin America and the Caribbean (out of 22 internationally) to ratify the ILO’s Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189).

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Trinidad and Tobago: Domestic workers law coming, says Baptiste-Primus, Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development

Trinidad and Tobago: Domestic workers law coming, says Baptiste-Primus, Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 22, 2016 08:39 PM

Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, says she is fully supportive of the inclusion of domestic workers under labour legislation and the measure will be in “the first package” of forthcoming amendments to the Industrial Relations Act (IRA).

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