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Latest updates from International Domestic Workers Federation
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 15, 2021 03:50 PM
"C189 is ours. It was not won for us. We won it, and we have to guard it and use it."
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 Jun 02, 2021 03:01 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 May 28, 2021 02:59 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 May 24, 2021 06:25 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
Story Asia Pacific GCM Review: Migrant Domestic Workers Organizing is leading to changes, claim Fish Ip of IDWF by Fish Ip — last modified Mar 13, 2021 05:08 PM
On the second day of the Asia-Pacific Regional Review of Implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Fish Ip, the IDWF Asia regional coordinator, spoke at the first Roundtable on "Ensuring that migration is voluntary, regular, safe and orderly (addressing objectives 2, 5, 6, 12 and 18 of the Global Compact)", co-organized by ILO, UNESCO and UNFCCC. She describes how organizing of migrant domestic workers is leading to changes bit by bit.
Resource 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.
Story Africa: Domestic Workers in Tanzania, Zambia, and Burkina Faso organized entrepreneurial initiatives to tackle COVID-19 and support each other´s economy. by IDWFED — last modified Mar 11, 2021 04:58 PM
The IGA initiative is of great importance because it lets the members and the branches maintain their sustainability while generating an income that helps the organization and the Domestic Workers to feel protected.
Story Asia Pacific GCM review: Place Migrants in the centre, not in the dark, Shiella Estrada spoke at the Launch of GCM review by IDWFED — last modified Mar 13, 2021 05:12 PM
Shiella Estrada, migrant domestic worker leader, spoke at the launch of the first Asia-Pacific Regional Review of Implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) from 10th-12th March 2021. She calls for listening to migrants, the right to freedom of association and basic labour rights.
Resource Citrix ICA settings file 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.
Resource 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
Story Indonesia: A country that is pro Violence and Neglect Domestic Workers - Jala PRT says by Fish Ip — last modified Feb 19, 2021 10:38 AM
On the day of Indonesian National Domestic Workers Day which is a day to remember how Sunarsih, a 14-year child domestic worker, died from abuse by her employer, Jala PRT presses the government of Indonesia to adopt domestic workers law. Here is the statement of Jala PRT.
Story India: Letter to the Prime Minister to understand the plight of domestic workers by Fish Ip — last modified Feb 08, 2021 01:16 PM
The National Platform of Domestic Workers writes to the Prime Minister against the exclusion of informal workers in the New Labour Codes
Story India: Demand to the Parliament to consider domestic workers in New Labour Codes discussion by Fish Ip — last modified Feb 08, 2021 01:08 PM
The National Platform of Domestic Workers presses the members of the Parliament in India to consider the importance to include the rights of domestic workers in the New Labour Codes.
Story ECMAScript program India: Domestic Workers nation-wide protest against exclusion by new labour codes by Fish Ip — last modified Feb 08, 2021 01:20 PM
The National Platform of Domestic Workers (NPDW) protested all over India against the exclusion of domestic workers as workers and to any rights to social security.
Affiliate Microsoft Word Document Congo: Union de Femme Domestique du Congo (UFEDOC) by IDWFED — last modified Jan 26, 2021 03:24 PM
Congo: Union de Femme Domestique du Congo (UFEDOC)
Affiliate Lesotho : Kopanang Domestic Workers Association of Lesotho (KDWAL) by IDWFED — last modified Jan 26, 2021 08:38 PM
Lesotho : Kopanang Domestic Workers Association of Lesotho (KDWAL)