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Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Administrative Assistant

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 17, 2018 05:25 PM

Administrative Assistant of the International Domestic Workers Federation

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Namibia: NDAWU's review for 2017

Namibia: NDAWU's review for 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 12, 2018 09:23 PM

A video review for 2017 by the Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers Union (NDAWU).

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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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Malawi: CIAWU's outreach to local domestic workers for better understanding of their rights

Malawi: CIAWU's outreach to local domestic workers for better understanding of their rights

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2018 06:09 PM

Watch the video from Commercial, Industrial & Allied Workers Union (CIAWU) in Malawi, our sister is having an outreach to a local domestic worker at work and telling him what his rights are as a domestic worker!

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Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Project Manager

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Project Manager

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 03, 2018 01:29 PM

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall management of the projects of the IDWF primarily with its affiliates (project partners) in the countries; to ensure they are implemented according to the agreed objectives, principles and rules, including financial administration. The Project Manager reports directly to the General Secretary.

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Italy: Discussion of domestic work in the National conference on the immigration of the CGIL

Italy: Discussion of domestic work in the National conference on the immigration of the CGIL

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 15, 2017 05:23 PM

One of the themes discussed during the National Conference was DOMESTIC WORK.

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 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.

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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 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!

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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 Jan 17, 2018 05:08 PM

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 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.

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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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UK: Domestic workers in London celebrated the launch of their own charity

UK: Domestic workers in London celebrated the launch of their own charity

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 06, 2017 10:55 PM

"The Voice of Domestic Workers - dignity at work"

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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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Global: IDWF calls for Abolition of the Kafala System to Protect  Migrant Domestic Workers Rights

Global: IDWF calls for Abolition of the Kafala System to Protect Migrant Domestic Workers Rights

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 02, 2017 06:20 PM

The IDWF represented half a million domestic workers over the world. Many of them are migrant women. At the panel titled "Decent work and labour mobility," Vicky Kanyoka pointed out that African countries have emerged as new countries of origin for migrant domestic workers going to the Middle East in recent years.

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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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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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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Latin America: Welcome Adriana Paz, IDWF's new Latin America Regional Coordinator!

Latin America: Welcome Adriana Paz, IDWF's new Latin America Regional Coordinator!

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2017 02:43 PM

Starting September 1, Ms. Adriana Gabriela Paz Ramirez will join our team.

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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.

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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.

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USA: Charlottesville, white supremacists, and NDWA response

USA: Charlottesville, white supremacists, and NDWA response

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

"We are horrified by the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our thoughts and hearts are with the victims, their families and the residents of Charlottesville that are standing up and standing together against hate and violence."

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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.

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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

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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.

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