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Story Cyprus: Letter to President Nicos Anastasiades - Murder of Migrant Domestic Workers and Girls in Cyprus
by IDWFED published Jun 12, 2019 last modified Jun 20, 2019 09:39 PM — filed under: ,
"Mr. President, we ask you to take concrete action to recognize domestic workers including migrant domestic workers as full-fledged workers and protect them with legal rights, ratify the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers and take concrete measures to stop all acts of violence, discrimination and xenophobia against migrants and against women."
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Story Forced labour laws need more than lip service to be effective
by IDWFED published May 29, 2014 last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:36 PM — filed under:
In 1930, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) established a Forced Labour Convention, an attempt to address such practices in what was then still a colonial world. Over the decades the manifestations of forced labour have changed, whereas international law has remains rooted in the past. Beginning this week, and running until 12 June, the International Labour Conference (ILC) is meeting to try to address the gaps in the convention that have emerged over the past 80 years. The conference represents an opportunity to advance the eradication of forced labour, updating legislation in the areas of prevention, victim protection and compensation, and including new forms of forced labour such as trafficking.
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Resource Troff document Gender-Based Violence in Paid Domestic Work in Latin America and the Caribbean: Experiences, Voices, Actions and Recommendations of Workers' Organizations to Eliminate It
by IDWFED published Apr 30, 2019 last modified Feb 10, 2020 05:32 PM — filed under: , ,
This research has as its first objective to reveal the best practices and progressive legislative frameworks in the matter of prevention and protection from harassment and gender-based violence in the world of work after the voices of the DW.
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Story Global: Myrtle Witbooi speaks at the Standards Committee, ILC 2014
by IDWFED published Jun 03, 2014 last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:32 PM — filed under:
Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, speaks at the Standards Committee, ILC 2014 on June 3
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Story Global: Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, speaks at the ILC 2014 on May 29
by IDWFED published May 29, 2014 last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:32 PM — filed under:
Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, speaks at the ILC 2014 on May 29
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Story ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation
by IDWFED published Jun 08, 2018 last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:34 PM — filed under: ,
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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Story ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers!
by IDWFED published May 31, 2018 last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:32 PM — filed under: ,
Speech of Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, at the ILC 2018 plenary.
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Story ILC108: "Our plea is that we need a Convention but a great Convention with very strong Recommendations!"
by IDWFED published Jun 13, 2019 last modified Jun 19, 2019 05:40 PM — filed under: ,
"We call on all of you, use your mind and hour heart when you debate and let us assure that all lives matter and all need protection in the world of work."
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Story ILC108: "Use your voices, Support the ILO Convention!"
by IDWFED published Jun 10, 2019 last modified Jun 19, 2019 05:34 PM — filed under: ,
Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President spoke at the ILC108 on June 10, 2019.
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Story ILC108: GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers' Rights in Bahrain
by IDWFED published Jun 15, 2019 last modified Jun 19, 2019 05:53 PM — filed under: ,
On the Eve of the International Domestic Workers Day commemorating the adoption of the International Labour Convention 189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) on June 16, 2011, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote migrant domestic workers’ rights and welfare in Bahrain.
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