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IDWF Congress 2013

IDWF Congress 2013

by IDWFED published Sep 22, 2014 05:55 PM

The launching of the IDWF has wider implications because it marks an important moment in the history of the Labour Movement. For the first time a global union organisation has been formed by women from the poorest sections of society, with an all-women elected leadership.

The transformation from a network to a global federation was decided upon by representatives of 48 domestic workers’ organisations, from 42 countries.


  1. Domestic workers of the World Unite - Report of The founding Congress of the IDWF
  2. Yes, we did it! Domestic Workers Launch an International Federation (PDF)
  3. "Yes, We Did It!" How the Worlds Domestic Workers Won Their International Rights and Recognition


  1. Opening Address by Anna Biondi, Deputy Director, ILO at the IDWN Founding Congress
  2. Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General address the Founding Congress of IDWN
  3. Solidarity Speech from Sharon Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC
  4. Solidarity Speech from Shawna Bader-Blau, Executive Director of Solidarity Center
  5. Speech of the President of Women Committee of Latin America, IUF, Ms Patricia Alonzo
  6. Uruguay President Mujica's Speech at IDWN Founding Congress
  7. The Future of the Domestic Workers' Movement, Speech by Dan Gallin
  8. Solidarity message by the German Commission for Justice and Peace Bishop Dr. Stephan Ackermann


  1. IDWF Constitution (2014) -
    English 2014 (PDF)
    Spanish 2014 (PDF)
    French 2014 (PDF)
    Portuguese 2014 (PDF)
  2. IDWF 5-year Action Plan
  3. IDWF - Our World
  4. Standing Orders
  5. Credentials Committee - Terms of Reference
  6. Election Procedure
  7. Report of Activities from the International Coordinator, Elizabeth Tang
  8. Report from the Regional Coordinators:
    1. Africa Region - Vicky Kanyoka, IDWN Africa Regional Coordinator
    2. Asia Region - Fish Ip Pui Yu, IDWN Asia Regional Coordinator
    3. Caribbean Region - Ida le Blanc, IDWN Carribbean Regional Coordinator
    4. Europe Region - Karin Pape, IDWN Europe Regional Coordinator
    5. Latin America Region - Marcelina Bautista Bautista, IDWN Latin America Regional Coordinator
    6. North America Region - Jill Shenker, IDWN North America Regional Coordinator