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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 17, 2018 09:44 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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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 Jun 08, 2018 06:57 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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Myanmar: Stop all Human Rights Violations and Abuses against Rohingya Women and Young Girls; Ensure safe return and citizenship of all Rohingya refugees

Myanmar: Stop all Human Rights Violations and Abuses against Rohingya Women and Young Girls; Ensure safe return and citizenship of all Rohingya refugees

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 15, 2018 07:45 PM

Thousands of Rohingya women and young girls have been raped and killed since August 2017. Reports reveal that they are committed by the army and police of your government. This is outrageous, shameful and must be stopped immediately.

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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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Bangladesh: Domestic workers urged the government to immediately implement protection and welfare policy

Bangladesh: Domestic workers urged the government to immediately implement protection and welfare policy

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 29, 2018 05:31 PM

Domestic workers, trade union leaders and legal experts on Wednesday urged the government to immediately implement the domestic workers’ protection and welfare policy which has been adopted in 2015 to protect their rights.

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Hong Kong: Sundays in the Park With Bagoong

Hong Kong: Sundays in the Park With Bagoong

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 10, 2018 04:08 PM

Once a week, Hong Kong’s domestic workers, many from the Philippines and Indonesia, take to public spaces for adobo-scented picnics and a quiet act of rebellion.

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Nepal: Film about the life of domestic workers - "In Safe Hands"

Nepal: Film about the life of domestic workers - "In Safe Hands"

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2018 10:49 PM

Through Sonu Danuwar Chaudhary's rare, poignant and sometimes painful journey, this film portrays the millions of workers internationally who pick up the care deficit to ensure that more privileged portions of the global population remain "In Safe Hands".

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Middle East & North Africa: Welcome Mariela Elizabeth Acuña, IDWF's new MENA Regional Coordinator!

Middle East & North Africa: Welcome Mariela Elizabeth Acuña, IDWF's new MENA Regional Coordinator!

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 05, 2018 09:04 PM

Starting February 1, Mariela Elizabeth Acuña will join our team.

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Global: IDWF Priorities in the Regions, 2018

Global: IDWF Priorities in the Regions, 2018

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 06, 2018 04:52 PM

What are IDWF priorities for action in 2018? Below we look at the priority issues we have identified in each region.

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Global: Beyond "maids and madams": Can employers be allies in new policies for domestic workers’ rights?

Global: Beyond "maids and madams": Can employers be allies in new policies for domestic workers’ rights?

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 15, 2018 10:02 PM

Workers have led significant campaigns the fight for domestic workers rights. But what about employers? How can they contribute to the fight?

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Global: 2018 IDWF Congress

Global: 2018 IDWF Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 21, 2018 05:55 PM

This year we will be convening our second Congress. It will take place from 16 to 18 November in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Hong Kong: "We Organize, We Fight, We Win!" - FADWU Achievements in 2017

Hong Kong: "We Organize, We Fight, We Win!" - FADWU Achievements in 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 18, 2018 05:24 PM

The year of 2017 means a lot to the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU), watch this summary video to see what they have achieved.

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Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Full Time Administrative Assistant (CLOSED)

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Full Time Administrative Assistant (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:22 PM

Administrative Assistant of the International Domestic Workers Federation

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Global: Vote for Project 189 in the Walk Together Prize for Courage

Global: Vote for Project 189 in the Walk Together Prize for Courage

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 10, 2018 04:41 PM

Project 189, a group for domestic workers in Kuwait, has been chosen as 1 of 10 finalist for the Grassroots Justice Prize in the category the Elder's #Walktogether Prize for Courage. Go to vote: http://bit.ly/courage189 and vote for Project 189.

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Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Project Manager (CLOSED)

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Project Manager (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:21 PM

We are a global organization of domestic workers. We are hiring a Project Manager to be responsible for the overall project management to support domestic workers to organize and advocate for their rights.

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 Global: IDWF is hiring - Fundraising Officer (CLOSED)

Global: IDWF is hiring - Fundraising Officer (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:17 PM

We are looking for a co-worker with commitment and strong interest to expand the IDWF organizational capacities to support domestic workers everywhere to organize, to achieve rights and gender equality.

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Global: Stop Violence Against Women, Stop Violence Against Domestic Workers!

Global: Stop Violence Against Women, Stop Violence Against Domestic Workers!

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:19 PM

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November, let us show our solidarity to end violence against women and domestic workers!

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Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Part Time Administrative Assistant (CLOSED)

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Part Time Administrative Assistant (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 02, 2018 12:12 AM

Interested parties please send resume and cover letter, stating your present and expected salary by November 30, 2017 via email to info@idwfed.org.

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Global: Support IDWF Campaign to Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention

Global: Support IDWF Campaign to Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:13 PM

We aim to build capacities of our affiliates to stop GBV and address the issues effectively. This will include achieving an ILO Convention and enabling domestic workers to improve the knowledge and skills in this regard.

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Philippines: The 10th ASEAN Forum recommends measures for decent work for domestic workers

Philippines: The 10th ASEAN Forum recommends measures for decent work for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2017 02:40 PM

Fish Ip, IDWF Regional Coordinator spoke at the Forum on "Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers in ASEAN”.

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Asia: "Stand firm against slavery!" -  FADWU calls upon ASEAN governments to recognize domestic workers' Freedom of Association

Asia: "Stand firm against slavery!" - FADWU calls upon ASEAN governments to recognize domestic workers' Freedom of Association

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 28, 2017 08:09 AM

"If you don't have a union, there is no way that they can raise up their voice, no way that they can meet with government officials," Nami stressed to the ASEAN governments.

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Asia: Recognize us and listen to us: Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Asia: Recognize us and listen to us: Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers

by Fish Ip — last modified Nov 01, 2017 05:42 PM

The IDWF-MFA conference statement of "Enhancing Collective Advocacy, Action and Empowerment of Domestic Workers in Asia", 22-24 Oct 2017, Manila, Philippines.

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Lebanon: ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East

Lebanon: ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 05:03 PM

ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East on October 4-5.

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India: Child Domestic Workers - Acting against child labour in domestic work

India: Child Domestic Workers - Acting against child labour in domestic work

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 27, 2017 06:19 PM

Child domestic workers have to forego education, they often work in exploitative, harmful and hazardous conditions, hidden from the public and far away from their families. Fortunately, a range of actors in Asia including domestic workers and their organizations have taken action to realize decent work for domestic workers and tackle child labour in domestic work.

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Indonesia: Workers, not helpers - Organizing and empowering domestic workers

Indonesia: Workers, not helpers - Organizing and empowering domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 27, 2017 06:21 PM

Two domestic workers in Indonesia, Ludiah and Hesti, share their thoughts and experiences of joining unions.

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Global: Modern slavery is disturbingly common - Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers

Global: Modern slavery is disturbingly common - Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 21, 2017 06:34 PM

Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers

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