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 IDWF leaflet 2019: About the IDWF

IDWF leaflet 2019: About the IDWF

by IDWFED published Apr 17, 2019 12:00 AM
What it is, What it does, IDWF in brief

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The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) is a membership-based global organisation of domestic/household workers. 

It is the first such global union federation to be formed for informal workers for many years, and it is the first one to be led by women.

Its objective is to build a strong, democratic and united domestic/household workers’ global organisation to protect and advance domestic/household workers’ rights everywhere across the world.

We believe that domestic work is work, and that all domestic/household workers must enjoy the same rights as all other workers.
The IDWF grew out of the International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN). It was established as a global federation at its Founding Congress in Montevideo, Uruguay, 26-28 October 2013.

As of 2018, we have 69 affiliated organisations from 55 countries, representing over 500,000 domestic workers.  Most of the affiliates are trade unions, and others are associations and workers’ cooperatives of domestic workers.


Nepali Sinhala


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