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2018 Stop Gender-based Violence Against Domestic Workers

by IDWFED published Feb 01, 2018 12:00 AM

Stop Gender-based Violence Against Domestic Workers

Not surprisingly, most of our affiliates have received complaints from their members of gender-based violence (GBV) at work. We have found that the domestic workers’ employers are usually the perpetrators of GBV. Unfortunately, both men and women commit GBV against domestic workers.   

GBV must be stopped!

The IDWF plans to take various actions to stop GBV in the world of work. 

We intend to carry out national advocacy in many countries; engage in the ILO’s “standard-setting” process towards adopting a Convention on “ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work”, and to join the International Trade Union Confederation’s “Stop GBV” Campaign.

We are taking part in these activities together with our affiliates to ensure that domestic workers are able to fully participate and have their voices heard in this important struggle.

In 2018, the planned activities are:


  • surveys and reports in Africa and Latin America Regions
  • regional workshops in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean
  • participation at the International Labour Conference
  • global action on the International Domestic Workers Day, June 16
  • national advocacy campaigns in 10 countries


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