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IDWF Message on International Domestic Workers Day 2022

IDWF Message on International Domestic Workers Day 2022

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2022 04:16 PM

"Domestic workers spent 3 years at the ILO to fight for the Domestic Workers’ Convention, and now we are proud to celebrate it, 11 years after its adoption. It is our convention; we must know it, own it, and use it."

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Global Position Paper from Workers' Organizations in the Informal Economy

Global Position Paper from Workers' Organizations in the Informal Economy

by IDWFED — last modified May 27, 2022 04:25 PM

ILC 110th Session – General Discussion on the Social and Solidarity Economy

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 Freedom of Association: Migrant Domestic Workers Path towards Labor Rights

Freedom of Association: Migrant Domestic Workers Path towards Labor Rights

by IDWFED — last modified May 11, 2022 04:37 PM

IDWF IMRF Side Event 2022

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We've Come a Long Way and a Long Way We Will Go  - IDWF Announcement on IWD 2022

We've Come a Long Way and a Long Way We Will Go - IDWF Announcement on IWD 2022

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2022 03:30 PM

Let’s break the silence. Let’s stand tall. Let’s move mountains.

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IDWF events in March of 2022, at around the UNCSW 66th Session

IDWF events in March of 2022, at around the UNCSW 66th Session

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 16, 2022 02:05 PM

Summary of IDWF events in March of 2022, at around the UNCSW 66th Session

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Silent No More: Domestic Workers Confront Violence at Work

Silent No More: Domestic Workers Confront Violence at Work

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 04, 2022 06:03 PM

A webinar organised by the International Domestic Workers Federation and LabourStart.

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We have a master’s degree

We have a master’s degree

by Sofia Trevino — last modified Dec 20, 2021 10:12 PM

An interrupted education did not interrupt Nellie’s ambitions

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Full of Hope

Full of Hope

by Sofia Trevino — last modified Dec 15, 2021 06:06 AM

Emebet organizes domestic workers in Ethiopia

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IDWF Statement on the Global Day of Action on Care 2021

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 29, 2021 02:49 PM

As care work is not only the unpaid feminized labor within families, but it also encompasses work within the paid economy, particularly jobs that provide market substitutes for services women once provided in the home, we must investigate the labor divides within the paid care sector.

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We must employ pregnant, breastfeeding women, and mothers

We must employ pregnant, breastfeeding women, and mothers

by Sofia Trevino — last modified Oct 24, 2021 10:35 PM

Asmaou Bah sets an example, SYNEM-Guinea

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SYNEMAG-B is playing many chords

by Sofia Trevino — last modified Oct 18, 2021 08:03 PM

Income generating activities for dispossessed workers, IDWF Calendar 2022

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ILC109: Workers take fight for social protection to ILC

ILC109: Workers take fight for social protection to ILC

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 11, 2021 04:43 PM

The global networks of workers in the informal economy outlined three key demands for the discussion: 1) Direct representation of informal economy worker organizations, 2) universal social protection and 3) Collective and solidarity financing of social protection systems. Below is a summary of how these demands were reflected in the ILC discussion, and in the adopted conclusions.

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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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