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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 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.

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The Silver Lining: Domestic Workers Organizing One Decade On - IDWF Statement on June 16, 2021

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.

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The Domestic Workers Convention (C189) celebrates its 10th anniversary but Social Protection is not yet part of our reality

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.

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10 Years of Resilience: a Celebration of the Domestic Workers Convention

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!

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May Day 2021 : Against Incidental Survival: Social Protection for Domestic Workers is not Luxury, it is a Must.

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."

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No Recovery is Possible without us: Health and Safety at Work for Domestic Workers

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.

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Global: Equitable Access to Rights and Freedom from Violence for Transgender Domestic Workers

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

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CSW65: 10 Years since C189: Domestic Workers' Need for Social Protection

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

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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.

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Global: Year End Messages of 2020 - From the President, Vice President and the General Secretary

Global: Year End Messages of 2020 - From the President, Vice President and the General Secretary

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 27, 2020 01:23 PM

We as IDWF survived, we have learnt to be thankful, to accept each other. We have learnt to share what we have and most of all we have learnt to appreciate life.

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Africa: A Big Leap on Digital Communication Skills under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Africa: A Big Leap on Digital Communication Skills under the COVID-19 Pandemic

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 28, 2020 05:00 PM

A Big Leap on Digital Communication Skills under the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Namibia: The government passed the C189 and C190 on December 9

Namibia: The government passed the C189 and C190 on December 9

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 06:14 PM

On 9th December NDAWU celebrated the achievement on the ratification of Convention 189 and 190, Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) aimed at improving domestic workers working conditions.

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Togo: SYNADOT's organizational development

Togo: SYNADOT's organizational development

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 05:54 PM

Togo is among the Francophone country in Africa which shows a lot of achievement in organizational development in 2020.

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Global: Update on the IDWF Solidarity Fund, December 2020

Global: Update on the IDWF Solidarity Fund, December 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 27, 2020 01:25 PM

The fund per affiliate is small, ranging from $5,000 to 10,000, yet for many, it is all they have received to cop with the pandemic challenges.

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We Shall be Silent No More: We Signed up for Domestic Labor, Not Domestic Abuse

We Shall be Silent No More: We Signed up for Domestic Labor, Not Domestic Abuse

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2020 02:15 PM

On the International Day to End Violence Against Women, we think of women workers, who are the predominant population engaged in domestic work, paid, underpaid, and unpaid. Domestic work is an accessible form of employment for low income women because in addition to providing them with a source of income, it at times gives them a roof above their heads and food for their table.

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Namibia: Interview with Justina Jonas

Namibia: Interview with Justina Jonas

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2020 04:42 PM

On the International Day to Eradicate Poverty, we spoke to unionists and domestic worker leaders on their insights of how poverty affects the sector of domestic work and how women bear its disproportionate burden. Full of power, these leaders envisioned a more equitable world, with decent work for domestic workers, free of economic and gendered violence. Hear their voices!

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Namibia: Interview with Nellie Dina Kahua

Namibia: Interview with Nellie Dina Kahua

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 06, 2020 10:20 PM

On the International Day to Eradicate Poverty, we spoke to unionists and domestic worker leaders on their insights of how poverty affects the sector of domestic work and how women bear its disproportionate burden. Full of power, these leaders envisioned a more equitable world, with decent work for domestic workers, free of economic and gendered violence. Hear their voices!

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Global Day of Action for Care: Unions and civil society mobilising to demand investments in care for building more inclusive, accessible, resilient, and caring economies.

Global Day of Action for Care: Unions and civil society mobilising to demand investments in care for building more inclusive, accessible, resilient, and caring economies.

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2020 08:14 PM

Joint Statement by ITUC, UNI Global Union, Public Services International, Education International, International Domestic Workers Federation and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

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IDWF Global Meeting on Care, October 25

IDWF Global Meeting on Care, October 25

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 30, 2020 08:54 PM

Around 150 leaders and members of our affiliates from at least 47 countries joined a zoom meeting on CARE.

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Tanzania: October 9 - Domestic Workers in Tanzania reminded their government to ratify C189

Tanzania: October 9 - Domestic Workers in Tanzania reminded their government to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 15, 2020 05:02 PM

"CHODAWU- Domestic Workers Unite! Yes We Can! Government ratify ILO C189."

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Decent Work for Domestic Workers, Decent Work for Decent Life!

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 07, 2020 01:07 PM

We demand decent work for domestic workers and urge governments to ratify and implement ILO Domestic Workers Convention 189 and Violence and Harassment Convention 190 to ensure that no domestic worker is left behind. We need decent work for a decent life for all.

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Help Migrant Domestic Workers in COVID-19 - Please Donate Now!

Help Migrant Domestic Workers in COVID-19 - Please Donate Now!

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 24, 2020 12:28 PM

COVID-19 has made migrant domestic workers even more vulnerable. Please help now!

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Lebanon: IDWF Statement in Support of the Kenyan Migrant Domestic Workers’ Sit-in Action for Repatriation and Free of Abuses

Lebanon: IDWF Statement in Support of the Kenyan Migrant Domestic Workers’ Sit-in Action for Repatriation and Free of Abuses

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 12, 2020 08:07 PM

“Therefore, we call upon the governments of Lebanon and Kenya to abide by the legal provisions and international standards to put their immediate effort to assist the Kenyan domestic workers urgently, to have access to safe housing and subsistence and arrange their safe return to Kenya for free and as soon as possible."

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South Africa: Include Domestic Workers in Compensation for Occupational Injury & Disease Act

South Africa: Include Domestic Workers in Compensation for Occupational Injury & Disease Act

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 30, 2020 03:02 PM

Petition To Urge Government To Speedily Implement High Court’s Judgment To Include Domestic Workers In The Compensation Of Injuries & Diseases Act And For Them To Be Included In The Compensation For Occupationally Acquired Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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Join the IDWF International Domestic Workers Day 2020 Webinar

Join the IDWF International Domestic Workers Day 2020 Webinar

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2020 11:51 AM

In Times of COVID-19 : Rising Stronger from the Crisis

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An Appeal to IDWF Solidarity Fund – Care for Those Who Care For You

An Appeal to IDWF Solidarity Fund – Care for Those Who Care For You

by IDWFED — last modified May 29, 2020 02:25 PM

Today, we ask you to join us in this lifeline relay by donating and spreading this message in your community. In solidarity, we will enable our domestic workers and their families to survive and even rise up stronger from the crisis.

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IDWF May 1st Message: Protect Domestic Workers' Rights, Fight COVID-19

IDWF May 1st Message: Protect Domestic Workers' Rights, Fight COVID-19

by IDWFED — last modified May 05, 2020 12:49 PM

On the May 1st, we stand in solidarity with all workers and our community. Only in solidarity, we will succeed to fight the pandemic and keep each and everyone safe and healthy.

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Global: IDWF Statement on Protecting Domestic Workers Rights and Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic

Global: IDWF Statement on Protecting Domestic Workers Rights and Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 31, 2020 02:07 PM

The coronavirus pandemic is our common challenge across borders. Only in solidarity will we succeed in fighting it.

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CSW64: Global Unions are disappointed with the Political Declaration adopted by the governments

CSW64: Global Unions are disappointed with the Political Declaration adopted by the governments

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 11, 2020 09:19 PM

Statement by: The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Education International (EI), Public Services International (PSI), UNI Global Union, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Federation of Journalist (IFJ), International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)

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Uganda: Domestic workers celebrating IDWD urging to protect women against harassment in the world of work

Uganda: Domestic workers celebrating IDWD urging to protect women against harassment in the world of work

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 13, 2020 03:02 AM

Uganda domestic workers participated in the women's day activities which run for 3 days from 6-8 March 2020 at Hotel Africana.

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