We are a membership-based global organization of domestic and household workers. A domestic or household worker is any person engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship. Since its inception as a network in 2006 (the Federation was officially formed in 2013), the IDWF has evolved into a key advocate for the rights of domestic workers globally. We believe domestic work is work, and all domestic and household workers deserve to enjoy the same rights as all other workers.
As of March 2022, the IDWF has 85 affiliates from 66 countries, representing over 590,000 domestic/household workers’ members. Most are organized in trade unions and others in associations, networks and workers’ cooperatives.