Executive Committee

We the members of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) commit ourselves to unite into a powerful force to overcome the exploitation and abuse experienced by domestic/household workers across the World. (IDWF Constitution)

The Executive Committee shall be composed of one representative from each of six regions: Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe, and North America, including the elected Office Bearers – President, Vice-President. Following the relocation to Geneva, the constitution amendment was approved on 29 January 2023, and the General Secretary became ex-offico.

IDWF Executive Committee



Myrtle Witbooi

SADSAWU South Africa, Africa


Ernestina Ochoa



Elizabeth Tang

IDWF Hong Kong, Asia

EXCO Members - Titular

Shirley Pryce

JHWU Jamaica, Caribbean

Juanita Flores

(since 2021 Sep 1) NDWA U.S.A.

Phobsuk Gasing (Dang)

FADWU Hong Kong

Wendy Paula Galarza

(since Mar 2016) FILCAMS CGIL Italy, Europe

Giuliana Mesina (Oct 2013 to Feb 2016) (until 2021 Aug 30) FILCAMS CGIL Italy

EXCO Members - Alternate

Asmaou Bah

SYNEM-GUINEE Guinea, Africa

Elena Perez

ATH Dominican Republic

Grace Papa

(since Mar 2016) ACV-CSC Belgium

Gillian Atwell

National Union of Domestic Employees Trinidad & Tobago

Gyanu Maya Kshastri

(since Sep 2017) HUN Nepal

Sonu Danuwar (until Aug 2017) HUN Nepal

Antonia Pena

National Domestic Workers Alliance U.S.A.

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