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IDWF Calendar 2022

by IDWFED published Sep 02, 2021 11:01 AM


About the IDWF Calendar 2022

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Convention 189, we are presenting the "IDWF Calendar of Domestic Workers Movements 2022 - Domestic Workers of the World Unite!" : the first-ever Calendar we have for domestic workers!

It features:

  • Winning art submissions from domestic worker unions around the world,
  • Dates to remember C189 ratifications, legal victories, international celebrations, and domestic worker superstars,
  • Monthly themes, for domestic work is intertwined with so many causes,
  • And finally: a manifesto for our movement!

Every single day, domestic workers fight multiple battles, being workers, women, people of color, migrants, and so much more.

During the pandemic, we are at the forefront of the crisis, performing the labor that makes all other labor possible, yet receiving very little recognition and almost no protection.

Today, we tell our story through the Calendar of Domestic Workers Movements:

This is a calendar produced by us, for us, featuring our artwork, victories, and stories.


Stories of domestic workers

  • Type: Wall Calendar
  • Size: 33cm x 33cm (13 inches x 13 inches)
  • Binding: Saddles Stitched
  • Language available: English, Spanish, French

As part of our initiative, we will share the Domestic Workers' stories behind the illustrations in the calendar.

Follow us below for links. We will publish one story every week in English, Spanish and French. 

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Meet the Domestic Workers Behind the Art


Lucía Guevara, SINTTRAHOL Peru

"Working in a household taking care of an older person is far beyond a simple equation of a salary and job responsibility. It is a matter of mutual trust that goes through the heart."  

In the IDWF Calendar, Lucia's photo was taken during the 106th birthday celebration of the woman she cared for until she passed away in July 2021. She received this photo as a gift, as a token of appreciation for her work and dedication.  

The Union of Domestic Workers of the Lima Region (SINTTRAHOL) objectives are to defend and promote domestic workers' rights and eradicate discrimination, exploitation, and violence towards the sector.

Read Lucía story here:      ENGLISH   ///    ESPAÑOL  ///       FRANÇAIS

Nour*, DWSN Jordan

“There is safety in numbers. If we unite, we can do the impossible!”

Nour arrived in the Middle East from Ethiopia 20 years ago. After her arrival, she had to work as a domestic worker to be able to survive. Nour encouraged fellow members to draw the image in the IDWF Calendar to better shed light on domestic workers rights, the colours represent various nationalities, and the candle the many sacrifices they have.

The Domestic Workers Solidarity Network (DWSN)  in Jordan aims to serve and support domestic workers through awareness-raising activities, legal assistance and defense of human rights.

Read Nour's journey here:     ENGLISH      ///    ESPAÑOL    ///      FRANÇAIS


Kanyarat Panya, NDWT Thailand

“Join unions and organizations to share your issues and get advice. A friend can always help you out and hear you out.”

The photo in the IDWF Calendar was taken in 2018 in Thailand during a celebration of International Women’s Day. Kanyarat Panya, an Executive Committee member from the Network of Domestic Workers in Thailand (NDWT), made the banner to encourage people to stop violence in the workplace while reminding everyone that domestic work is work.  

The Network of Domestic Workers in Thailand (NDWT) organizes domestic workers in Thailand and advocates for increased legal and social protection of the sector.  

Read Kanyarat story here: ENGLISH /// ESPAÑOL. //// FRANÇAISE 

Stay tuned for our next story release: 27 Sept.

This IDWF Calendar is sold for fundraising purposes. At the same time, we hope that the calendar is not only a fundraising tool, but also a tool that helps us understand the ways in which our advocacy work intersects with yours.

You can get involved and support the sustainability of our 590,000 strong movement.

We hope you see yourself reflected in these pages so we can envision a world where we are cared for.