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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 Jun 25, 2021 10:46 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 Jun 21, 2021 11:07 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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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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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 Jul 08, 2021 08:11 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 Nov 04, 2019 04:59 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 Jul 11, 2019 06:30 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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IDWF Auditor Report 2017

IDWF Auditor Report 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 19, 2020 08:40 PM

IDWF Auditor Report 2017

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IDWF Communication Network – Manual for Registered members & Public users

IDWF Communication Network – Manual for Registered members & Public users

by IDWFED — last modified May 23, 2018 06:31 PM

This revised manual will teach the basic steps for using the communication network for registered members and non-members.

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Planning for Success: a Manual for domestic workers and their organizations

Planning for Success: a Manual for domestic workers and their organizations

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 14, 2018 05:36 PM

This manual will inspire domestic workers, their organizations, and their supporters to build strong organizations of domestic workers. As it is only through organizing and collective action in the labour, economic and social spheres that domestic workers will obtain respect and the rights afforded to other workers to decent jobs that earn a decent living, and to access labour and social protection throughout their lives.

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Decent Work for Domestic Workers - Eight Good Practices from Asia

Decent Work for Domestic Workers - Eight Good Practices from Asia

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 29, 2017 11:57 PM

The eight good practices demonstrate successful initiatives to combat child labour in India and Nepal; to establish strong and sustainable domestic workers organizations in the form of trade unions, cooperatives or associations in Indonesia, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea; on skills development and organizing in Hong Kong, China, and on the global online IDWF communication network.

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IDWF Annual Report 2016 - UNITED, WE GROW STRONGER!

IDWF Annual Report 2016 - UNITED, WE GROW STRONGER!

by IDWFED — last modified May 28, 2018 11:10 PM

UNITED, WE GROW STRONGER! International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Annual Report 2016

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Tackling child labour in domestic work: a handbook for action for domestic workers and their organizations

Tackling child labour in domestic work: a handbook for action for domestic workers and their organizations

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 01, 2020 05:05 PM

The handbook will inspire domestic workers and their organizations to eliminate exploitative, harmful and hazardous child domestic work, promote decent work for domestic workers, and help domestic workers to reach their full potential in work and in life.

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IDWF Auditor Report 2016

IDWF Auditor Report 2016

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 19, 2020 08:25 PM

IDWF Auditor Report 2016

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IDWF Annual Report 2015 - Build, Organise, Organise!

IDWF Annual Report 2015 - Build, Organise, Organise!

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2017 10:55 PM

Build, Organise, Organise! International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Annual Report 2015

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