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Global: For an ILO Convention Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

Global: For an ILO Convention Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2019 10:20 PM

On the International Women's Day 2019, a letter from the IDWF President and General Secretary addressing the coming key actions on the ILO Convention Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.

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Brazil: Letter of support and solidarity from IDWF to President Lula

Brazil: Letter of support and solidarity from IDWF to President Lula

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 25, 2019 01:47 PM

"Reaffirming our commitment to solidarity with your struggle, the struggle of the Brazilian people, and particularly with our domestic workers comrades, we send this message of strength and solidarity to remind you that neither you nor the working people of Brazil are alone."

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USA: Why Every Woman Should See Roma

USA: Why Every Woman Should See Roma

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 08, 2019 04:21 PM

The film is a win for domestic workers. NDWA's Ai-jen Poo and Alicia Garza reflect on the movie and how it is a must-see for women from all walks of life.

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Global: New year message from Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

Global: New year message from Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

by IDWF Daphne — last modified Dec 31, 2018 12:48 PM

Gratitude to all who contributed to IDWF in 2018 & New year message for 2019

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The IDWF Second Congress – a Snapshot

The IDWF Second Congress – a Snapshot

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 19, 2018 03:40 PM

The four days were packed with speeches, group work (formal and informal), slogans, voting, laughter, singing, dancing, photo-taking and eating, among others. To most of us, it was a great success, as it has filled us with inspiration, spirit and concrete ideas to move on. We thank those who have supported this Congress in their own ways – by taking notes, interpreting into many languages, providing funds and so on. Without this support we would not have come this far.

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Emergency Resolution 2: On Solidarity with the Working Class in Brazil

Emergency Resolution 2: On Solidarity with the Working Class in Brazil

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 29, 2019 04:11 PM

The second Congress of the IDWF passed an emergency resolution on solidarity with the working class in Brazil.

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Emergency Resolution 1: In support of Central American migrants and condemning the US government border militarization

Emergency Resolution 1: In support of Central American migrants and condemning the US government border militarization

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 25, 2019 12:07 AM

The second Congress of the IDWF passed an emergency resolution in support of the migrants from Central America who have reached the Mexico-US border.

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Congress of International Domestic Workers Elects Its Leaders – Re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President and Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

Congress of International Domestic Workers Elects Its Leaders – Re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President and Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 21, 2018 01:53 PM

As songs of solidarity rang out from Cape Town’s historical building of social justice, Community House, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) elected its leadership for the next five years.

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News: Domestic worker unions urged to organise migrant workers

News: Domestic worker unions urged to organise migrant workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 06:30 PM

Domestic worker unions and organisations have gathered in Cape Town to talk about improving the working and living conditions of domestic workers around the world.

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Interview with Judith Hinds, Vice-President of NUDE, Trinidad & Tobago

Interview with Judith Hinds, Vice-President of NUDE, Trinidad & Tobago

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 20, 2018 01:47 PM

Interview with Judith Hinds, Vice-President of NUDE, Trinidad & Tobago

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News: Global Domestic Workers’ Congress Begins in South Africa

News: Global Domestic Workers’ Congress Begins in South Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:37 PM

A four-day global congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation began at Cape Town in South Africa on Friday with call to address discrimination against domestic workers and protect them with developing rights-based framework.

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News: Domestic workers’ congress begins in SA

News: Domestic workers’ congress begins in SA

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:37 PM

Bangladeshi activists to push for protection of domestic workers

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South Africa: "Let us look forward to the next five years. Let us never forget the struggle. Together We will overcome so much more!"

South Africa: "Let us look forward to the next five years. Let us never forget the struggle. Together We will overcome so much more!"

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 19, 2018 03:48 PM

President Address by Myrtle Witbooi on November 16, first day of the 2nd IDWF Congress.

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TV Show: Domestic Workers - Their role in the Economy and Organising

TV Show: Domestic Workers - Their role in the Economy and Organising

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 07:02 PM

Watch our sisters on the Workers’ World Weekly Labour TV Show 2018 (recorded) on Nov 15.

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News: The 2nd Congress of The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Will Take Place Nov 16 to 19 In Cape Town, South Africa

News: The 2nd Congress of The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Will Take Place Nov 16 to 19 In Cape Town, South Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:36 PM

The 2nd Congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) will take place Nov 16 to 19 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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2018 IDWF Congress: Domestic workers from around the globe gather in a united stand for equality

2018 IDWF Congress: Domestic workers from around the globe gather in a united stand for equality

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 14, 2018 02:14 PM

"Our work is decent work, and our work makes all work possible."

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IDWF Congress 2018 is coming to Cape Town, South Africa!

IDWF Congress 2018 is coming to Cape Town, South Africa!

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 14, 2018 01:45 PM

This year we will be convening our second Congress. It will take place from 16 to 19 November in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Introduction to the IDWF 2nd Congress

Introduction to the IDWF 2nd Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 06, 2018 12:31 AM

A short video introducing the IDWF 2nd Congress.

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Honduras: Justice for Maribel! Stop Violence against Domestic Workers!

Honduras: Justice for Maribel! Stop Violence against Domestic Workers!

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2018 11:53 AM

"We demand that states put an end to these precarious working conditions where violence and discrimination are perpetuated by historical social inequalities. We ask for justice to the feminicide of Maribel Flores."

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Global: 2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world

Global: 2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 16, 2018 04:02 PM

2018 June 16 - Events and activities of domestic workers around the world

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Global: 2018 June 16 - Support ILO Convention to Stop Gender-based Violence - Equal Rights, Respect & Justice for Domestic Workers

Global: 2018 June 16 - Support ILO Convention to Stop Gender-based Violence - Equal Rights, Respect & Justice for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 06:32 PM

Everyone, including governments and employers in our communities need to know this process and be supportive of our call. A workplace which is free of abuse and violence is good for everyone.

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Peru: Congress approved the ratification of C189 for the rights of domestic workers

Peru: Congress approved the ratification of C189 for the rights of domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2018 10:32 PM

After 7 years of unattainable struggle of the Domestic Workers, today the Ratification of ILO Convention 189, and its recommendation 201, was debated and approved in the Plenary of the Congress of the Republic.

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ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation

ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 09, 2018 08:30 PM

Wrapping up their annual meeting in Geneva, members of the International Labour Organisation agreed on the need to "adopt standards on violence and harassment in the world of work".

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Global:  Myrtle Witbooi has been chosen as a Finalist for the Challenging Norms, Powering Economies challenge

Global: Myrtle Witbooi has been chosen as a Finalist for the Challenging Norms, Powering Economies challenge

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 18, 2018 10:00 PM

Myrtle’s proposal was chosen from an incredibly strong field of over 150 nominees across Africa and the Middle East.

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ILC107: We continue to fight with alongside our partners and allies in unity and solidarity

ILC107: We continue to fight with alongside our partners and allies in unity and solidarity

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 10:01 PM

We all know well that domestic workers and other workers in the informal sector are subjected to violence and harassment because of lack of protective measures that renders them vulnerable and unprotected. The following days will be fundamental, and the battle of the amendments is already under way.

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ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers!

ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 09:52 PM

Speech of Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, at the ILC 2018 plenary.

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Switzerland: IDWF delegation at the International Labour Conference in Geneva

Switzerland: IDWF delegation at the International Labour Conference in Geneva

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 09:48 PM

Domestic workers are ready to fight for an instrument that gives them the voice and freedom they deserve.

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Switzerland: The International Domestic Workers Federation is back at the International Labour Conference - Support ILO Convention Stop Gender-based Violence

Switzerland: The International Domestic Workers Federation is back at the International Labour Conference - Support ILO Convention Stop Gender-based Violence

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:03 PM

“We, domestic workers are back again, this time for another ILO Convention to protect us against violence and harassment in the workplace. The invisible violence that we must bear in our work places as women and as workers is one of the most pervasive injustices inflicted into our sector but we are here to make sure this will come to an end”, said Myrtle Witbooi.

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Americas: Racial Equality Tops Domestic Workers Meeting in Brazil

Americas: Racial Equality Tops Domestic Workers Meeting in Brazil

by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2018 04:17 PM

In one of the most powerful moments of the conference, migrant domestic workers and Afro-descendent domestic workers shared their strategies during a panel on racial equality and, in the process, "restored dignity back to themselves and to the work they do," says Adriana Paz, IDWF Latin America regional coordinator.

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