You are here: Home / Updates / Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 08:55 PM
 Global: IDWF is hiring - Fundraising Officer

Global: IDWF is hiring - Fundraising Officer

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 06, 2017 10:04 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.

Read More…

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

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

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 10, 2017 12:22 AM

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!

Read More…

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Part Time Administrative Assistant

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Part Time Administrative Assistant

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 06, 2017 05:53 PM

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

Read More…

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 Oct 31, 2017 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.

Read More…

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”.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

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.

Read More…

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

Read More…

Middle East: IDWF gathered  domestic workers leaders to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region

Middle East: IDWF gathered domestic workers leaders to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 03:33 PM

In partnership with the FES, LO-Norway, national trade unions and others, the IDWF gathered domestic workers leaders and other social partners to discuss concrete suggestions to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region.

Read More…

Switzerland: "We demand the respect and rights that other workers enjoy!" Shirley Pryce's speech at the IUF Congress

Switzerland: "We demand the respect and rights that other workers enjoy!" Shirley Pryce's speech at the IUF Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2017 05:46 PM

Read Shirley Pryce's speech on Aug 31 at the 27th World Congress of the The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF).

Read More…

Switzerland: "Our work makes all work possible," Myrtle Witbooi says at the IUF Congress

Switzerland: "Our work makes all work possible," Myrtle Witbooi says at the IUF Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2017 05:44 PM

On Aug 30, Myrtle Witbooi, President of the IDWF speaks at the 27th World Congress of the The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF).

Read More…

Lebanon: MENA civil society consultation on the Global Compact on Migration

Lebanon: MENA civil society consultation on the Global Compact on Migration

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 05:28 PM

Marie-José Tayah, Regional Coordinator for MENA participated alongside migrant domestic workers leaders in the country.

Read More…

Global: "Domestic Workers of the World Unite" by Jennifer Fish, tells the first global domestic workers' movement

Global: "Domestic Workers of the World Unite" by Jennifer Fish, tells the first global domestic workers' movement

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 24, 2017 05:50 PM

"Domestic Workers of the World Unite," by Jennifer Fish, tells our story of the first global domestic workers movement and our human rights victory at the International Labour Organization.

Read More…

Nepal: Domestic worker is included in newly adopted Labor Act

Nepal: Domestic worker is included in newly adopted Labor Act

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2017 04:57 PM

The New Labor Act was adopted by the parliament on August 13. HUN, an affiliated in Nepal, has put enormous effort to lobby for it, together with its union center, GEFONT. This law covers all of workers who work at least one hour, so domestic workers, even part time basis, are included in new labor Act.

Read More…

India: "Decent Work for Domestic Workers": All India Jingle Writing Competition

India: "Decent Work for Domestic Workers": All India Jingle Writing Competition

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 09, 2017 11:40 PM

ILO launches a jingle competition to recognize ‘Domestic Work is Work”. This competition is organized by the ‘Work in Freedom Programme’ of the International Labour Organization.

Read More…

Global: International guidelines are one path to pushing for decent living and working conditions of migrants - report on the Regional Consultation on the UN Compact on Migration

Global: International guidelines are one path to pushing for decent living and working conditions of migrants - report on the Regional Consultation on the UN Compact on Migration

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:36 PM

Updates on the UN Global Compact for Migration - A report on the Asian Regional Consultation, Bangkok-Thailand, August 4 & 5, 2017

Read More…

Asia & Middle East: IDWF participated in the inter-regional tripartite expert forum

Asia & Middle East: IDWF participated in the inter-regional tripartite expert forum

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2017 05:23 PM

IDWF participated in the inter-regional tripartite expert forum on skills and migration in the South Asia – Middle East corridor on 25-26 July.

Read More…

India: Justice for Sabina

India: Justice for Sabina

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2017 03:28 PM

On January 29, 2014, a gruesome and shocking incident took place in Gurugram, where a 14-year-old domestic worker named Sabina Khatun’s body was found hanging in her employer's house. Gharelu Kamgar Sanghatan is determined to bring justice to Sabina and challenge the habitual practice of miscarriage of justice in rape cases in Haryana.

Read More…

India: A domestic worker was allegedly beaten up by her employer, leading to protests by her villagers

India: A domestic worker was allegedly beaten up by her employer, leading to protests by her villagers

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 17, 2017 05:51 PM

Residents of an apartment complex in Noida woke up to a riot-like situation on Wednesday morning, when a mob stormed its gates and vandalised the premises alleging that one of its residents had assaulted a domestic worker.

Read More…

Global: Join WIEGO's campaign for quality public child care for all workers

Global: Join WIEGO's campaign for quality public child care for all workers

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 25, 2017 10:14 PM

WIEGO is launching this campaign to draw attention to child care as a workers' rights issue that impacts all workers, but is particularly important for informal women workers. We see quality public child care as a core component of any social protection system.

Read More…

Global: Thousands of domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers Day on June 16

Global: Thousands of domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers Day on June 16

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:32 PM

Thousands of domestic workers celebrated the International Domestic Workers Day on June 16

Read More…

Global: Domestic Workers Speak - A global struggle for rights and recognition (video)

Global: Domestic Workers Speak - A global struggle for rights and recognition (video)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 06:07 PM

International Domestic Workers Rights Day – June 16 – celebrates the 67 million mainly women workers who do the behind the scenes work to keep our lives, societies and economies functioning.

Read More…

Global: International Domestic Workers Day June 16 2017, the IDWF calls for "All for one, One for all: Dignity and Decent Work for all National, Migrant and Refugee Domestic Workers"

Global: International Domestic Workers Day June 16 2017, the IDWF calls for "All for one, One for all: Dignity and Decent Work for all National, Migrant and Refugee Domestic Workers"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 17, 2017 10:20 PM

In 2017, 21.3 million people worldwide are refugees displaced from their homelands. One of the few employment options available to women (and girl) refugees, who account for 50 per cent of this population, is domestic work. The sector – loosely regulated and with limited barriers to entry – attracts many refugees who otherwise find it difficult to obtain work permits and to have their degrees and qualifications recognized.

Read More…

Global: 2017 June 16 Resources Highlight

Global: 2017 June 16 Resources Highlight

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2017 06:08 PM

In honor of International Domestic Workers Day (IDWD) we want to share these resources:

Read More…

India: The flip side of development – displacement and migration

India: The flip side of development – displacement and migration

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2017 02:35 PM

More and more of us work on migration or with migrant workers these days. We also know that the migrant workers get the worst deal even in sectors where other local workers may have more decent working conditions.

Read More…

Belgium: IDWF receiving the Sr Jeanne Devos Award

Belgium: IDWF receiving the Sr Jeanne Devos Award

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 28, 2017 06:29 PM

IDWF received the Sr. Jeanne Devos Award 2017 from the ACV-CSC Service Union at its 32nd Congress in June this year.

Read More…

USA:  "When there is an extreme power imbalance, people—particularly women—are vulnerable to slavery."

USA: "When there is an extreme power imbalance, people—particularly women—are vulnerable to slavery."

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2017 12:35 AM

Last month an article entitled “My Family's Slave,” published in the magazine The Atlantic, went viral on social media in the US and Philippines. The article was written by a man whose family enslaved a domestic worker for decades.

Read More…