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Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
Resource 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."
Story There is Safety in Numbers by Sofia Trevino — last modified Sep 18, 2021 02:30 AM
IDWF Calendar, Jordan
Story We Can Aspire for More: Lucía’s work, dedication, and struggle by Sofia Trevino — last modified Sep 18, 2021 02:15 AM
IDWF Calendar of Domestic Workers Movement 2022
Resource application/x-maker 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
Story In Solidarity: IDWF calls for the inclusion of domestic workers in evacuation plans in Afghanistan by IDWFED — last modified Aug 21, 2021 05:41 PM
We call for the inclusion of domestic workers in evacuation plans and the creation of safe channels for the return of low-waged migrants in Afghanistan to their home countries.
Story Sri Lanka: Minister of Labor pledges to make laws for domestic workers by Fish Ip — last modified Aug 16, 2021 02:13 PM
With over a decade's fight for a domestic workers law by the Domestic Workers Union (DWU), Hon Namal Siripala De Silva, Labour minister of Sri Lanka, has promised now to bring cabinet paper within 2 weeks time to legally protect domestic workers.
Story ECMAScript program The Battle is Not Over: We will Keep Uplifting Domestic Worker's Voices by IDWFED — last modified Jul 13, 2021 11:05 PM
Interview with Doug Moore
Resource 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."
Resource 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.
Resource 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.
Story COVID-19: Guidance for Occupational Safety and Health for Employers and Domestic Workers by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2021 05:48 PM
As part of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, we have the immense pleasure to invite you to join us for the launch of COVID-19: Guidance for Occupational Safety and Health for Employers and Domestic Workers.
Story The Silver Lining: Domestic Workers Organizing One Decade On - IDWF Statement on June 16, 2021 by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2021 03:26 PM
Domestic work must not stand outside of social protection, and domestic workers’ organizing must take a seat at every negotiation table: within unionism, social dialogue, and policy making.
Resource chemical/x-pdb 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."
Story PERTIMIG Held Its First Online Founding Congress Amidst Malaysia Lockdown by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2021 03:07 PM
Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers Association (PERTIMIG) held the 1st Online Founding Congress on 13th June 2021 despite Malaysia lockdown, proving how domestic workers movement is unstoppable and strong.
Story The Domestic Workers Convention (C189) celebrates its 10th anniversary but Social Protection is not yet part of our reality by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2021 05:21 PM
On June 16th, the Convention 189 (C189), a huge milestone for Domestic Workers around the world, celebrates its 10th anniversary. The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) will mark this occasion in a zoom webinar on June 13th. We will remember how in 2011, workers, employers, and governments came together to adopt the convention on decent work for domestic workers.
Story 10 Years of Resilience: a Celebration of the Domestic Workers Convention by IDWFED — last modified Jun 06, 2021 03:52 PM
The IDWF is going to have this Webinar celebration with domestic workers from all around the world!
Story Hong Kong: Financial Accounting Manager by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2021 10:58 PM
We are hiring a Financial Accounting Manager to fulfill the following key responsibilities and tasks.
Story Solidarity Statement with the Oppressed in the Ongoing Violence in Palestine by IDWFED — last modified May 24, 2021 11:33 PM
It is in this spirit of solidarity that the IDWF expresses its grief for the lives lost in the escalating violence in Palestine and Israel. Many innocent lives lost among which is a domestic worker, Soumya Santhosh, whom we mourn greatly.
Resource Troff document 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."
Resource 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:
Resource Troff document 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:
Story Taiwan: Mothers Against Blood and Sweat on May 1 – Protection for Domestic Work ! by Fish Ip — last modified May 03, 2021 12:59 PM
DCU together with MENT demand for Domestic Service Act!
Story Malaysia: AMMPO and PERTIMIG welcomes Government's move to cover some social security of domestic workers by Fish Ip — last modified May 03, 2021 11:09 AM
The two migrant domestic workers organizations issue a joint May Day statement in response to the announcement of the Ministry of Human Resource (MoHR) in Malaysia to extend social security coverage to domestic workers. Yet, concrete
Story 2021 May Day: Joint Statement from Online Asia Assembly of Migrant Domestic Workers by Fish Ip — last modified May 01, 2021 10:49 PM
Despite the COVID19 restrictions and all kind of suppressions, workers are resilient. Without resilience, without struggle, there will be no way to get light for our plight. On International Labour Day, migrant domestic workers (MDWs) leaders from Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and Singapore join together at an online assembly. FADWU Hong Kong initiates the assembly.
Story Troff document May Day 2021 : Against Incidental Survival: Social Protection for Domestic Workers is not Luxury, it is a Must. by IDWFED — last modified May 01, 2021 03:49 PM
"Social protection must not be the exclusionary luxury of some workers only, but a basic undeniable right for domestic workers as well,” said Myrtle Witbooi, President of IDWF. “No recovery would be possible otherwise."
Story No Recovery is Possible without us: Health and Safety at Work for Domestic Workers by IDWFED — last modified Apr 28, 2021 05:17 PM
There is no safe way to emerge from this pandemic without the insurance of health and safety at work for domestic workers.
Affiliate PS document India: Gharelu Kamgar Panchayat Sangam (GKPS) by IDWFED — last modified Apr 19, 2021 02:27 PM
India: Gharelu Kamgar Panchayat Sangam (GKPS)
Story Global: Equitable Access to Rights and Freedom from Violence for Transgender Domestic Workers by IDWFED — last modified Mar 31, 2021 11:15 AM
IDWF Statement on the International Day of Transgender Visibility
Story Global: IDWF joining 181 Organizations for Women's Rights Call Upon United Nations (UN) Security Council to Hold Myanmar Military Accountable for Violence Against Women by IDWFED — last modified Mar 24, 2021 10:59 PM
Amplifying the people’s call for justice, together, the 182 members of the global women’s rights movement call upon the Security Council: " We are now asking you to take all necessary measures against the Myanmar military, in order to break the cycles of violence and abuse that have gone on for too long."
Story CSW65: 10 Years since C189: Domestic Workers' Need for Social Protection by IDWFED — last modified Mar 25, 2021 06:06 PM
IDWF Parallel event at the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum 2021