Watch the whiteboard Animation explaining why we must abolish the practice of charging of recruitment fees on migrant workers!
Trinidad and Tobago: "Respect, Cherish and Appreciate" - video testimonial featuring domestic workers and domestic work— by IDWFED — last modified Feb 14, 2017 04:46 PM
A campaign to urge the public to respect, cherish and appreciate the contribution of the domestic workers.
The 2017 Hong Kong Policy Address brings some good news and bad news for domestic workers. FADWU will explain why.
Domestic workers came out for the justice on Jan 11 for a little child domestic worker Tayyaba under the umbrella of Domestic Workers Union General Secretary Mukhtar Awan and President Arooma Shahzad.
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.
North-Bengal Research Foundation and Development (NRD) and Bangladesh Institute of Professional Studies (BIPS) jointly conducted a study on ‘Domestic Worker Status in Dhaka City (2016)’. The findings show that the inequitable access, opportunity and resources- as well as repressive cultural traditions and norms – constrain the ability of domestic worker in study area.
Speaking as the chief guest, State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu said the government was determined to stop violence against domestic workers, and his ministry would provide financial support to their school-going kids.
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.
Gharelu Mahila Kamgar Union protest to labour commissioner's office Kanpur.
"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.
Contracts with wages starting at 250 pesos daily in effect in five states.
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The Lebanese General Security recently deported a domestic worker and is holding another, both from the Nepalese community, two women Sushila Rana known as Zogana Rana, Ms. Roja Maya Limbu known as Rosie Limbaugh, after they were detained a week ago.
Japan: International Symposium on "Migrant/Domestic Workers' Rights and ILO 189: Case Studies from Asia, Europe, USA and Japan"— by IDWFED — last modified Dec 21, 2016 08:49 PM
International Symposium on "Migrant/Domestic Workers' Rights and ILO 189: Case Studies from Asia, Europe, USA and Japan" was held at Hitotsubashi University on Dec 10-11.
Call for Solidarity for the immediate release of Sujana and Rose - two courageous migrant domestic workers in Lebanon who were arrested because of their trade union activities.
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.
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.
Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Union (FADWU) sisters had a meeting with Assistant Commissioner of Labor Department this morning. We welcome the new article put into standard employment contract regarding external window cleaning for domestic workers. However, it is still unclear that what is the consequence if the article is violated.
Employees' State Insurance (ESI) to domestic workers was a long standing demand raised by the domestic workers to the ESI commission and to all concerned departments. Finally it is announced.
Hong Kong: Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Philippine and Hong Kong governments fail to stop agencies from charging migrant domestic workers illegal fees— by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2016 02:05 PM
Filipino migrant domestic workers are charged illegal fees by unscrupulous employment agencies in both the Philippines and Hong Kong. The practice is widespread and government systems to prevent such illegal activities are not fit for purpose. As a result, many migrant domestic workers have little choice but to pay these exorbitant fees and are heavily indebted, making it difficult to leave exploitative and abusive employers.
From Saturday, Oct 1, all new contracts with Filipino domestic workers will state that they will not clean the exterior of windows under a unilateral move by the Philippine secretary for labour and employment - a move in response to workers' calls after at least four deaths this year.
It's official! On October 11, JAMAICA became the 23rd country to officially ratify ILO Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers!
A CAMPAIGN to promote the rights of domestic workers across the region was launched in Bahrain.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an “opinion” paper, to which IDWF provided input, on "the rights of live-in care workers, which we hope will be a good contribution to the discussion on how European societies should address home care workers.
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.
In September, the National Federation of Domestic Workers (FENATRAD) in Brazil held its XI National Congress in Rio de Janeiro with the theme "Ratification of Convention 189, Equal Rights and Organization of Domestic Workers in World." 13 unions of domestic workers from different parts of the country make up this Federation.