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IDWF Annual Report 2015 - Build, Organise, Organise!

IDWF Annual Report 2015 - Build, Organise, Organise!

by IDWFED published Jul 05, 2016 12:00 AM
Build, Organise, Organise! International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Annual Report 2015

Resource Type

Activity or Event Report



  • About the IDWF
  • Key achievements of 2015
  • A stronger federation
  • Better laws, policies, and practice
  • More awareness / more supporters
  • The next steps

From our General Secretary

"I am happy to present you our annual report of 2015. It was an exciting year for the IDWF: our membership reached over 500,000, and some 10,000 domestic workers' organisers were trained. First-ever domestic workers’ unions were formed in Mexico, the Philippines and Ghana, and momentums reached in legal reforms in Tanzania, South Africa, India, Mexico, Argentina, Ireland, Bangladesh, and many others, plus a collective agreement was signed in Argentina.

Thanks to our affiliates – it is their passion and tireless effort that makes the IDWF a growing force everywhere.

In 2015, as we entered the second year since our formation, we did an affiliates survey to understand better how our affiliates stand on the ground, and what the IDWF is and means for them.

Also, we adopted a 5-Year Strategic Plan with concrete and specific outcomes to achieve by 2020 in the fields of federation building, organising migrant domestic workers, capacity-building of domestic workers, effective campaigns and research, and representation of domestic workers at all levels. We believe that achieving these goals will result in a stronger and more united global movement of domestic workers.

This report does not tell the full story of our affiliates and the IDWF at every level, everywhere. I hope, though, that it gives you the essence of what we achieved over the year."

Elizabeth Tang, General Secretary,
International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)



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