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C189 Ratification

by IDWFED published Oct 14, 2016 08:24 PM
Portugal has officially ratified C189

Portugal has officially ratified C189

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 11, 2015 10:02 PM

Portugal has officially ratified C189! We now have 22 countries on the list!

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South Africa: Myrtle Witbooi, President of IDWF on the Importance of C189

South Africa: Myrtle Witbooi, President of IDWF on the Importance of C189

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 13, 2015 09:21 PM

Watch Witbooi discuss the importance of C189 and how the Convention can have an impact on the lives of domestic workers.

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Chile ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 17, 2015 05:06 PM

Chile is the nineteenth ILO member State and the tenth member State from the Latin and Central American region to ratify this instrument.

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Belgium ratifies the C189

Belgium ratifies the C189

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 11, 2015 04:42 PM

The CSC, the FGTB and CGSLB welcomed the June 10 filing today by the Minister Kris Peeters of Belgium's ratification instruments for Conventions 189 and 159 of the ILO on decent work for domestic workers and rehabilitation professional and employment of disabled people.

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Belgium: ITUC-IDWF-FES International Domestic Workers Meeting

Belgium: ITUC-IDWF-FES International Domestic Workers Meeting

from May 27, 2015 08:00 AM to May 29, 2015 07:59 AMby IDWFED

In a meeting on 27-28 May 2015 in Brussels, IDWF and ITUC together shared experiences and discussed on action plan to push forward domestic workers campaign for rights and ratification of C189.

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Brazil: Discussion on strategies of improving laws on protecting domestic workers

Brazil: Discussion on strategies of improving laws on protecting domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified May 27, 2015 04:35 PM

BRAZIL: Leaders of the National Federation of domestic workers from Brazil, gathered to discuss strategies of improving laws and regulations, including the importance of ratification of the ‪C189‬ on "DECENT WORK FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS". This was supported by the IDWF.

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June 16 is around the corner - "My Fair Home"

June 16 is around the corner - "My Fair Home"

Jun 16, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

On this June 16, we will begin to walk together, towards achieving “My Fair Home” for every domestic worker and implementation of the C189.

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Dominican Republic officially becomes the 18th country to ratify C189

Dominican Republic officially becomes the 18th country to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 09, 2015 06:44 PM

Dominican Republic officially becomes the 18th country to ratify C189

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IDWF e-Newsletter #7 - APR 2015

IDWF e-Newsletter #7 - APR 2015

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 16, 2015 10:15 PM

IDWF e-Newsletter #7 - APR 2015

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Bangladesh: 398 domestic workers killed in 14 years

by Fish Ip — last modified Apr 28, 2015 05:58 PM

At least 398 domestic workers were killed in the last fourteen years while at least 299 workers were wounded and 100 female workers were sexually harassed in the country.

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Indonesia: 2DW Thumb Rally - Our Thumb for Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Indonesia: 2DW Thumb Rally - Our Thumb for Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Apr 05, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Indonesia,by IDWFED

Domestic workers in Indonesia continue conducting the Rally with the Decent Work for Domestic Workers (2DW) Thumb Rally starting from 1 April 2015. Please tag your Thumb with Decent Work Message in Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and invite your friends to join the rally. Share this to all of your friends: This is my thumb for decent work for domestic workers, where is your thumb?

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Bangladesh: Cries of domestic workers still go unheard

by Fish Ip — last modified Dec 22, 2015 02:38 PM

Laws are urgently needed for 14 lakh domestic workers in Bangladesh, Daily Sun told

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Tanzania: Domestic workers meeting with Parliament Committee of Social Welfare

Tanzania: Domestic workers meeting with Parliament Committee of Social Welfare

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 08, 2015 02:14 PM

On the 27th March 2015, Four Domestic workers from Dar es salaam, together with the General Secretary of CHODAWU and the Director of women and Youth and also in charge for domestic workers met the Parliament committee of Social welfare in Dodoma. IDWF coordinator accompanied them.

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Indonesia: Global Action Week to support domestic workers in Indonesia fighting for their rights

Indonesia: Global Action Week to support domestic workers in Indonesia fighting for their rights

from Mar 23, 2015 08:00 AM to Apr 01, 2015 07:59 AM Global,by IDWFED

Domestic workers are workers and should be treated like all other workers. JALA PRT leaders and other domestic workers supporters are now on hunger strike relay to press for these two demands. They are not alone. Domestic workers and our allies everywhere will be with them until they win. Join the IDWF Global Action Week to support domestic workers in Indonesia!

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CSW59: At UN Conference, Domestic Workers Push for International Labor Standards

CSW59: At UN Conference, Domestic Workers Push for International Labor Standards

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 05, 2017 05:08 PM

Between March 9 and March 20, member states and global NGOs gathered at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action, the key international policy document aiming to achieve gender equality. Coinciding with the conference, the Clinton and Gates Foundations released No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report, which traces women’s demonstrable progress in global health and education since 1995, as well as their insufficient gains in economic participation, leadership and security. Dignitaries, celebrities, and philanthropists gave speeches calling for “50-50 by 2030”—meaning full gender equality in the next in 15 years.

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Lebanon: Recognize Domestic Workers Union - Add Labor Law Protections for These Employees

Lebanon: Recognize Domestic Workers Union - Add Labor Law Protections for These Employees

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 30, 2015 01:36 PM

Lebanese authorities should recognize a union for domestic workers, who are excluded from the protection of the Lebanese labor code, more than 100 nongovernmental organizations said today. Ensuring the right to freedom of association for domestic workers would help to strengthen the legal protection mechanisms for domestic workers, many of whom experience abuse in Lebanon.

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CSW59: The Voice of Domestic Workers Critical to the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Mar 10, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM New York, USA,by IDWFINFO

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) represented by Elizabeth Tang, General Secretary, Ernestina Ochoa, Vice-president and Shirley Pryce, Executive Committee is in New York this week to take part in this the post-2015 development agenda process. It is critical that domestic workers' voices are heard and more importantly, that the post-2015 development agenda reflects the commitment of governments to end the situation of poverty for millions of domestic workers.

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Asia Pacific: News & Updates from Dec 2014 - Jan 2015

Asia Pacific: News & Updates from Dec 2014 - Jan 2015

by Meredith McBride — last modified May 12, 2015 05:49 PM

A summary of the updates and activities from IDWF, affiliates, and domestic workers around Asia from December 2014 to January 2015

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Latin America: News & Updates Dec 2014 - Jan 2015

Latin America: News & Updates Dec 2014 - Jan 2015

by Meredith McBride — last modified May 12, 2015 05:50 PM

A summary of news and updates of IDWF and affiliate activities around Latin America from December 2014 to January 2015

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Promote industrial relations in the domestic work sector in Europe

Promote industrial relations in the domestic work sector in Europe

by IDWFED — last modified May 14, 2015 12:59 PM

The final report of the EFFAT study “Promote industrial relations in the domestic work sector in Europe”, co-financed by the European Commission, is contributed by 27 trade unions, 9 employers’ associations and 6 migrant/domestic workers’ organisations from 15 European countries to the research on legislation, trade union organising, employers’ structures, social dialogue and collective agreements in the domestic work sector. For the first time in Europe, we have a general overview of how service voucher systems work, what is in collective agreements for domestic workers, etc.

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Hong Kong: Solidarity Support to Jala PRT's actions for Domestic Workers Bill and C189

Hong Kong: Solidarity Support to Jala PRT's actions for Domestic Workers Bill and C189

Feb 21, 2015 from 08:30 PM to 09:00 PM Hong Kong,by IDWFED

Domestic workers unions and groups in Hong Kong say "Delay No More!" to Joko Widodo, Indonesia President, on the adoption of domestic workers bill and ratification of C189.

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Indonesia: Lita Anggraini on hunger strike to fight for Domestic Workers Bill

Indonesia: Lita Anggraini on hunger strike to fight for Domestic Workers Bill

Feb 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 07:59 AM Indonesia,by IDWFED

Indonesia parliament is putting the agenda of adoption of domestic workers bill into a very low priority. Jala PRT, National Network for Advocacy for Domestic Workers, is stepping up action to fight for this.

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Indonesia: IDWF Open Letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to adopt Domestic Workers Bill and Ratify C189

Indonesia: IDWF Open Letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to adopt Domestic Workers Bill and Ratify C189

Feb 18, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AMby IDWFED

In solidarity support to domestic workers in Indonesia, IDWF issued an open letter today to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to demand for protection on domestic workers' rights.

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Peru: Domestic workers "sweep" bad employers outside the Ministry of Labour

Jan 21, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 07:59 AM Lima, Peru,by IDWFED

In Lima, Peru Ernestina Ochoa from IPROFOTH and Adelinda Uriarte from SINTRAHOGARP together with other domestic workers leaders met the Vice-Minister of Labour, Pablo Checa Ledesma to talk about C189. After the meeting, the group joined the march against the enactment of a new labour law affecting youth, best known as “Ley Pulpin”.

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Peru: Domestic workers demand their labour rights and being respected

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 28, 2015 11:05 PM

Leddy Mozambite from the Sindicato de Trabajadoras y Trabajadores del Hogar de la Región de Lima (SINTRAHOL) organized a meeting at the offices of ILO to discuss perspectives and analysis in regards to C189.

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Peru: Domestic workers leaders demand government to ratify C189

Peru: Domestic workers leaders demand government to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 28, 2015 11:01 PM

Domestic workers leaders demand government to ratify C189 after domestic worker, Maria Vasquez, denounced abuses by her employer Carmen Omonte, Minister of Women Issues in Peru. Ms Vasquez was denied of social insurance and maternity benefits. Domestic workers leaders attended different television and radio interviews detailing the need to address legislation that protects domestic workers and the fault of the Minister after years of meetings with the sector. The Minister denied knowledge of Law 27986 and a protest was organized by IDWF Vice President Ernestina Ochoa in front of the Labour Ministry on 21 of January.

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Chile: Seminar on challenges of domestic workers

Jan 11, 2015 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Santiago, Chile,by IDWFED

In Santiago, Chile Ruth Olate from the Sindicato de Trabajadoras de Casa Particular carried out a Seminar to discuss the challenges faced by domestic workers after the enactment of Law No. 20.786 for Domestic Workers as well as to set up the agenda post 2014.

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Finland ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189)

Finland ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189)

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 09, 2015 09:15 PM

Finland is the 17th ILO member State and the fifth European country to ratify this instrument, which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

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Hong Kong: The struggling domestic workers conditions

Hong Kong: The struggling domestic workers conditions

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 04, 2015 05:09 PM

Domestic Workers are one of the world's largest professional groups, but they often lack the basic rights of other employees. Too little attention has been paid to this group's work, but now it is finally happening, says Elizabeth Tang, general secretary of the newly formed International Domestic Workers Federation, IDWF.

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Introduction to ILO Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers

Introduction to ILO Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2016 09:58 PM

Practical Training material with quizzes introducing the ILO Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers.

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