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IDWF e-Newsletter #10 - January 2016

IDWF e-Newsletter #10 - January 2016

by IDWFED published Jan 25, 2016 12:00 AM
Let's continue to fight until we are recognized!

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Newsletter, Journal


In this issue:

IDWF NEWS: The last year was an extremely important year for IDWF. It was a year of rapid growth, both in terms of membership size & leadership formation. January is the Human Trafficking Awareness month, so this IDWF e-newsletter highlights some work in our fight to end the worst forms of abuse that too many domestic workers face. Read more >>>

IDWF NEWS: What has changed after the C189? We are keeping a watch on the 22 countries who ratified C189 on implementation. Read the governments' report on implementation of C189 and find out how the governments are doing with the Convention >>> 

AFRICA: Forty domestic workers participated in the second Africa regional capacity building workshop for English- speaking affiliates from December 12 to 14, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more >>>

ASIA: In a major victory of the Domestic Workers Rights Network, which includes the National Domestic Women Workers Union, an IDWF affiliate, the government of Bangladesh passed the Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy on December 21, 2015. Read more >>> 

EUROPE: There are good news from Valencia, Spain. On January 9 2016, "The Corts" of Valencia, which is the main legislative body of Valencia, decided to ratify the ILO domestic workers Convention 189. Read more >>>

LATIN AMERICA: The national domestic workers federation of Brazil met in to do strategic planning from December 4 to 6, 2015. Priority goals were identified under 4 key areas: union building, leadership formation, communication and political actions. Read the report >>>

NORTH AMERICA: Beyond Survival focuses on lifting up the experience and vision of trafficked domestic workers. On January 10 2016, NDWA Director, Ai-jen Poo and Beyond Survival Director, Sameera Hafiz, published this op-ed about the leadership of trafficking survivors. Read more >>>

RESOURCES: Do you want to know how to make decent work a reality for domestic workers in your country? Apply now for ITC-ILO Training on "Decent Work for Domestic Workers". Details >>>


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