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Training Pack: YES to equality - NO to violence Domestic workers organize against violence and harassment (DWoVH)

Training Pack: YES to equality - NO to violence Domestic workers organize against violence and harassment (DWoVH)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2022 10:47 AM

We say YES to Equality and NO to violence!

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Sharing good practice of stories of beneficiaries of IGA training for domestic workers with the support of IDWF

Sharing good practice of stories of beneficiaries of IGA training for domestic workers with the support of IDWF

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2022 04:56 PM

Sharing good practice of stories of beneficiaries of IGA training for domestic workers with the support of IDWF on 9th & 10th December, 2021 by members of national union of hotels and personal services workers – NUHPSW, Nigeria

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IDWF Annual Report 2020 - United, Strong & Growing

IDWF Annual Report 2020 - United, Strong & Growing

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 18, 2021 08:40 PM

2020 will forever be associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on lives across the globe—and we cannot forget that domestic workers have been—and remain—on the frontlines, whether or not they are officially categorized as "essential workers."

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A Guide For Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers In Malaysia - Safe Migration Book

A Guide For Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers In Malaysia - Safe Migration Book

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 02, 2021 10:24 PM

Every Migrant Domestic Worker Has The Right to Decent Work and Protection

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Domestic Workers in Europe: Getting the Recognition they Deserve

Domestic Workers in Europe: Getting the Recognition they Deserve

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 12, 2021 06:06 PM

"We have to ensure that domestic workers are covered by all EU labour and social legislation, including occupational health and safety regulations, that they enjoy equal rights and protection, including those who provide services in non-standard forms of employment or via platforms, and we have to pay particular attention to (undocumented) migrant domestic workers."

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Train the Trainers Toolkit on the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (No. 190) and Recommendation (No. 206)

Train the Trainers Toolkit on the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (No. 190) and Recommendation (No. 206)

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 07, 2022 04:05 PM

This manual is primarily for workers’ educators and facilitators as well as trade union staff and representatives, to develop training programmes for trade union staff, leaders, representatives, or members.

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COVID-19: Guidance for occupational safety and health for employers and domestic workers

COVID-19: Guidance for occupational safety and health for employers and domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 05, 2021 05:22 PM

With the purpose of helping to improve working and occupational safety and health conditions of domestic workers, it was deemed necessary to develop a guide - aimed at both employers and workers - with guidance and recommendations to eliminate, prevent, and reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19 and other hazards associated with daily household chores during the pandemic, especially in the context of returning to activities after social distancing or suspension of the employment relationship.

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Ten Years Since Winning C189: Domestic Workers Become an Unstoppable Movement

Ten Years Since Winning C189: Domestic Workers Become an Unstoppable Movement

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 08, 2021 04:49 PM

"C189 is ours. It was not won for us. We won it, and we have to guard it and use it."

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The impact of COVID-19 on domestic workers in Africa - Research Result

The impact of COVID-19 on domestic workers in Africa - Research Result

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 30, 2021 02:56 PM

"There were no specific measures for domestic workers. If workers received benefits such as sanitation kits or a waiver of utility fees, it was because they happened to be in a household that was included in the program, not because they were a domestic worker."

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 The impact of COVID-19 on domestic workers in Africa - Executive Summary

The impact of COVID-19 on domestic workers in Africa - Executive Summary

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 30, 2021 02:57 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disastrous impact on employment and working conditions across the globe (ILO 2020a). This study explored how the pandemic has affected the lives of domestic workers and their families on the African continent. Drawing on 3,419 surveys across fourteen African countries, it set out to answer the following questions:

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The impact of COVID-19 on domestic workers in Africa - Full Report

The impact of COVID-19 on domestic workers in Africa - Full Report

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 30, 2021 03:08 PM

This study explores how the pandemic affected the lives of domestic workers and their families on the African continent. Drawing on 3,419 surveys across fourteen African countries, it addresses the following questions:

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Between Regularization and Informality:  European States Need to Meet their Commitment to C189

Between Regularization and Informality: European States Need to Meet their Commitment to C189

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 31, 2021 09:38 AM

The below briefs are prepared based on information provided through the tireless and relentless efforts of our affiliates and domestic worker groups working on achieving labor justice around the world.

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Strong and United Facing up to the Pandemic - The Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic Workers in Latin America

Strong and United Facing up to the Pandemic - The Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic Workers in Latin America

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 02, 2021 09:52 PM

The Survey was designed in April 2020 since it was already clear for the regional IDWF team that we had to generate our own information of "hard data" to use it as empirical evidence regarding the effects of the pandemic on our sector. Also, we wanted to offer useful tools to union organizations to contribute to their organizing and advocacy actions before governments during and after the pandemic.

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Across Borders and Movements: Migrant Domestic Workers Resistance

Across Borders and Movements: Migrant Domestic Workers Resistance

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 24, 2021 05:11 PM

IDWF Webinar Report On the International Migrants Day 2020

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Implications of COVID-19 on the lives of domestic workers in Jordan, Kuwait, and Qatar

Implications of COVID-19 on the lives of domestic workers in Jordan, Kuwait, and Qatar

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 04, 2021 04:44 PM

The study revealed that domestic workers across the three countries tend to be completely reliant on their jobs as a main source of income and that the majority also happen to be the sole provider in their families.

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Understanding CARE

Understanding CARE

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 20, 2021 09:43 PM

Care is about the activities done for a person’s own well-being, including one or more persons’ physical, psychological, emotional and developmental needs.

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IDWF Annual Report 2019 - United, Strong & Growing

IDWF Annual Report 2019 - United, Strong & Growing

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 01, 2020 11:40 PM

IDWF is as an essential organization at this difficult time—because our work is based on the ideas, life experiences and leadership of domestic workers worldwide.The coronavirus pandemic is our common challenge, across borders. Only in solidarity will we succeed in fighting it.

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In the Middle East and Gulf Countries: "Corona is not the Virus, Kafala is!"

In the Middle East and Gulf Countries: "Corona is not the Virus, Kafala is!"

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 22, 2020 05:54 PM

MENA Regional Summaries

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Gender-based violence and harassment against domestic workers : Case stories from Asia

Gender-based violence and harassment against domestic workers : Case stories from Asia

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 11, 2021 03:18 PM

Gender-based violence has been a silent killer of many domestic workers around the world as we are scared to speak out, afraid of losing our jobs. We need to lift our voices to stop this abuse.” - Myrtle Witbooi, President, IDWF

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IDWF Policy Brief: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Domestic Workers and Policy Responses

IDWF Policy Brief: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Domestic Workers and Policy Responses

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 11, 2020 09:26 PM

The Domestic Work Policy Brief aims to put the voice of domestic workers (DWs) at the centre and the forefront of their movement. As IDWF has multiple affiliates around the globe, who are domestic workers’ organizations and unions fighting their daily battles for decent work, we use this space to showcase their voice and their advocacy efforts.

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IDWF Auditor Report 2019

IDWF Auditor Report 2019

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 28, 2020 09:07 PM

IDWF Auditor Report 2019

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Five Years a Federation - The IDWF Second Congress 2018

Five Years a Federation - The IDWF Second Congress 2018

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 25, 2022 12:55 PM

IDWF Congress Report 2018 - United and Strong: EQUAL RIGHTS, RESPECT AND JUSTICE FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS

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 IDWF Annual Report 2018 - United, Strong & Growing

IDWF Annual Report 2018 - United, Strong & Growing

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2019 05:26 PM

IDWF has now established itself as an essential organization—based on the ideas, life experiences and leadership of domestic workers worldwide.

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Constitution of the IDWF 2019

Constitution of the IDWF 2019

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 22, 2022 01:44 PM

(updated in November 2018 as approved at the Second Congress)

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Gender-Based Violence in Paid Domestic Work in Latin America and the Caribbean: Experiences, Voices, Actions and Recommendations of Workers' Organizations to Eliminate It

Gender-Based Violence in Paid Domestic Work in Latin America and the Caribbean: Experiences, Voices, Actions and Recommendations of Workers' Organizations to Eliminate It

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 10, 2020 05:32 PM

This research has as its first objective to reveal the best practices and progressive legislative frameworks in the matter of prevention and protection from harassment and gender-based violence in the world of work after the voices of the DW.

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 IDWF leaflet 2019: About the IDWF

IDWF leaflet 2019: About the IDWF

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 23, 2019 06:33 PM

What it is, What it does, IDWF in brief

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Resolutions: Adopted by the 2nd IDWF Congress 2018,  Cape Town, South Africa

Resolutions: Adopted by the 2nd IDWF Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 01, 2019 05:01 PM

The IDWF is a growing movement of domestic workers. The second Congress in Cape Town, South Africa gives us inspiration and renewed energy to fight for our dignity, rights and freedom. Eighteen resolutions have been adopted. They are the goals and the concrete guides for our program of action in the next 5 years.

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IDWF Auditor Report 2018

IDWF Auditor Report 2018

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 11, 2020 01:28 PM

IDWF Auditor Report 2018

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IDWF Annual Report 2017 - STRONG, UNITED and GROWING

IDWF Annual Report 2017 - STRONG, UNITED and GROWING

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2018 09:09 PM

There is no stopping us. Let us continue until each and every domestic worker is valued and all of us are free.

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Platform of Demands - Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work

Platform of Demands - Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 10:13 PM

In this document we set out why domestic workers, our workplace, and clear definitions of who we need protecting from are among the issues that must be specifically included for this new Standard to be effective and bring about significant and lasting change for the better. Only then might domestic workers and indeed other marginalised workers be optimistic that we can provide our highly valuable services in the safe and secure conditions that we deserve and are entitled to.

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