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by IDWFED published Oct 14, 2016 08:24 PM
Asia: Asia scores low on labour law protection for domestic workers

Asia: Asia scores low on labour law protection for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 27, 2016 08:58 PM

Over 35% of the domestic workers worldwide are accounted for in Asia where the Philippines remains the only country to ratify international labour standards for their protection. Changes are brewing and support is needed.

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Nepal: Domestic Workers are also workers! NTUC urges the Government to Ratify ILO Convention 189

Nepal: Domestic Workers are also workers! NTUC urges the Government to Ratify ILO Convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2016 09:22 PM

Nepal Home workers Union affiliates of Nepal Trade Union Congress organized a conference on "Awareness on ILO Convention C189 and My Fair Home Campaign" to observe the 5th Anniversary of C189 and as the International Domestic Workers Day.

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Guinea: SYNEM promoting My Fair Home and getting support in the community

Guinea: SYNEM promoting My Fair Home and getting support in the community

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 23, 2016 04:48 PM

SYNEM promoting My Fair Home and getting support in the community!

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Nepal: GEFONT supports the My Fair Home campaign

Nepal: GEFONT supports the My Fair Home campaign

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2016 09:57 PM

My Fair Home Campaign was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Deputy Secretary General of General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) on the occasion of International Domestic Workers Day, June 16.

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Jamaica: Jamaica Household Workers Union celebration for IDWD

Jamaica: Jamaica Household Workers Union celebration for IDWD

Jun 16, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Jamaica,by IDWFED

Jamaica Household Workers Union was having a celebration for International Domestic Workers Day on June 16.

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Mozambique: SINED celebration on the International Domestic Workers Day

Mozambique: SINED celebration on the International Domestic Workers Day

Jun 16, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Mozambique,by IDWFED

National Trade Union of Domestic Workers (SINED) had a celebration for International Domestic Workers Day on June 16.

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Ivory Coast: SYTTEID-CI celebration of the IDWD

Ivory Coast: SYTTEID-CI celebration of the IDWD

Jun 16, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Ivory Coast,by IDWFED

IDWF affiliate, Syndicat des Travailleurs/ses Domestiques et des Travailleurs/ses de l’Economie Informelle de Côte d’Ivoire (SYTTEID-CI) had a celebration for International Domestic workers Day on June 16.

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Domestic Workers Unite: A Guide for Building Collective Power to achieve Rights and Protections for Domestic Workers

Domestic Workers Unite: A Guide for Building Collective Power to achieve Rights and Protections for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2016 01:22 PM

A joint Guide by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) & ILO's Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (ILO-GAP).

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Decent work for domestic workers: Achievements since the adoption of Convention C189

Decent work for domestic workers: Achievements since the adoption of Convention C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2016 01:37 PM

On 16 June 2011, workers, employers and governments came together to adopt ILO Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers. In the last five years since its adoption, some 70 countries around the world have taken action to advance decent work for domestic workers.

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IDWF e-Newsletter #12 - June 2016

IDWF e-Newsletter #12 - June 2016

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2016 01:23 PM

2016 June 16 - International Domestic Workers Day - Make "My Fair Home" Every Domestic Worker's Workplace!

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Global: This June 16, we call upon the employers of domestic workers to support the rights of domestic workers, says Elizabeth Tang

Global: This June 16, we call upon the employers of domestic workers to support the rights of domestic workers, says Elizabeth Tang

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2016 05:21 PM

We know there are many people in our communities who respect our work and our dignity as human beings. Let’s all advance the "My Fair Home" campaign. Encourage your members to talk to their employers to make the pledge.

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Global: Let us keep on fighting and campaigning for our rights, says Myrtle Witbooi

Global: Let us keep on fighting and campaigning for our rights, says Myrtle Witbooi

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2016 05:22 PM

"What we won in 2011 was the road to our freedom. Let us keep on fighting and campaigning for our rights. 16th June is ours, so let us free ourselves."

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Global: Celebrate and organize for the ratification of C189 and labor law reforms!

Global: Celebrate and organize for the ratification of C189 and labor law reforms!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 15, 2016 10:27 PM

Flyer by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) - Celebrate and organize for the ratification of C189 and labor law reforms!

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Dominican Republic: National meeting of "An Effective Implementation of the ILO C189 for Domestic Workers"

Dominican Republic: National meeting of "An Effective Implementation of the ILO C189 for Domestic Workers"

May 07, 2016 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,by IDWFED

A national meeting of "An Effective Implementation of the ILO C189 for Domestic Workers" was held on May 7 in Santo Domingo.

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Global: "Let us work together and make life for domestic workers change for the better."

Global: "Let us work together and make life for domestic workers change for the better."

by IDWFED — last modified May 16, 2016 06:50 PM

The Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families seeks to promote the human and labour rights of migrant domestic workers worldwide by addressing the challenges that make migrant domestic workers particularly vulnerable to the risks of exploitation and abuse.

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IDWF e-Newsletter #11 - April 2016

IDWF e-Newsletter #11 - April 2016

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2016 01:23 PM

Get Ready for June 16 - International Domestic Workers Day! Make "My Fair Home" Every Domestic Worker's Workplace!

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Global: Get Ready for June 16 - 5th Anniversary of C189!

Global: Get Ready for June 16 - 5th Anniversary of C189!

from Apr 20, 2016 08:00 AM to Jun 17, 2016 07:59 AMby IDWFED

Make "My Fair Home" Every Domestic Worker's Workplace!

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Domestic Worker Organizing Toolbox by NDWA

Domestic Worker Organizing Toolbox by NDWA

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 13, 2016 04:35 PM

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (USA) recently unveiled the Domestic Worker Organizing Toolbox. It is an incredible resource filled with a wide range of tools to support domestic worker organizations in achieving growth and impact.

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HUMAN RIGHTS AT WORK - About the ILO and International Labor Law (Swedish only)

HUMAN RIGHTS AT WORK - About the ILO and International Labor Law (Swedish only)

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 04, 2016 08:50 PM

"Domestic workers are one of the world's largest professional groups."

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Indonesia: IDWF statement on the abuse cases of domestic workers Siti Sri Marni and other 3 workers

Indonesia: IDWF statement on the abuse cases of domestic workers Siti Sri Marni and other 3 workers

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 15, 2016 09:52 PM

We are shocked and agitated to learn the recent abuse cases of domestic workers in Indonesia. Siti Sri Marni and other 3 domestic workers E, M and W escaped on 8 Feb 2016 after 12 or more years of serious abuses by their employer Meta Hasan Musdalifah in Jakarta, Indonesia. We, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), join with JALAPRT, the National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy on the National Domestic Workers Day to call upon the Indonesian government to adopt the Domestic Workers Bill.

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C189 WATCH - A note on governments' report to ILO

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 25, 2016 11:11 PM

For countries who has ratified C189, the governments must submit a "FIRST REPORT" to the ILO Committee of Experts twelve months after the Convention has entered into force when it has 2 ratifications (Art 21, C189), i.e. Sep 2013.

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Spain: The main legislative body of Valencia decided to ratify the ILO C189

Spain: The main legislative body of Valencia decided to ratify the ILO C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 29, 2016 09:42 PM

On January 9 2016, "The Corts" of Valencia, which is the main legislative body of Valencia, decided to ratify the ILO domestic workers Convention 189.

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Philippines: Domestic workers face long road to labor rights at home and abroad

Philippines: Domestic workers face long road to labor rights at home and abroad

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 11, 2016 03:49 PM

Read the special report of Remy Borlongan and Rex Varona on how migrant domestic workers face long road to labor rights at home and abroad.

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Hong Kong: FADWU Migrants' Day consulate hopping and rally

Hong Kong: FADWU Migrants' Day consulate hopping and rally

Dec 20, 2015 from 06:00 PM to 01:00 AM Hong Kong,by Fish Ip

The Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions is organizing a rally, going to consulates and Hong Kong government to call for ratification of C189 and regulating employment agencies against abuses.

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Asia & Europe: Domestic workers, debunking the myths - A Euronews Special Report

Asia & Europe: Domestic workers, debunking the myths - A Euronews Special Report

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 05, 2016 04:12 PM

In just 8 minutes, Euronews shows how domestic workers have won better working conditions in countries around the world. Through examples in Italy and Hong Kong, it debunks the myths that domestic workers and their employers are unable to organize and bargain collectively.

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Domestic workers know your rights - Handbook for Organizers in Domestic Work Sector

Domestic workers know your rights - Handbook for Organizers in Domestic Work Sector

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2015 02:57 PM

This instrument provides the basis for ensuring that under the law domestic workers have the respect and rights that workers in the formal economy have long fought for and acquired.

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Making decent work a reality for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 08, 2016 03:37 PM

Improving conditions in the domestic work sector is often perceived as unattainable: how can employers afford to pay domestic workers the minimum wage, let alone social security benefits? How can conditions be monitored if labour inspectors are prohibited from entering the private household? Yet increasingly unions, governments and employers are taking measures to make labour and social protections a reality for domestic workers. The following resources share the lessons learned from their experiences.

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Switzerland: The ILO Convention 189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers came into force

Switzerland: The ILO Convention 189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers came into force

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 20, 2015 04:07 PM

On November 12 the ILO Convention Decent Work for Domestic Workers came into force in Switzerland. A broad alliance of unions, church organizations, women and migrant NGOs, solidarity organizations and individuals signed an appeal to implement C189.

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National Union of Domestic Workers of Trinidad and Tobago fighting for the rights of domestic workers

National Union of Domestic Workers of Trinidad and Tobago fighting for the rights of domestic workers

by Sofia Trevino — last modified May 16, 2016 05:09 PM

The National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) of Trinidad and Tobago is campaigning to secure recognition for domestic workers as workers under the Industrial Relations Act, organizing around a Caribbean-wide project to promote freedom of movement for domestic workers and promoting the ratification of Convention 189 (the Domestic Workers Convention) of the International Labor Organization.

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