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by IDWFED published Oct 14, 2014 04:45 PM
Dominican Republic: Domestic workers are organizing and there is political will to advance on the implementation of ILO Convention 189

Dominican Republic: Domestic workers are organizing and there is political will to advance on the implementation of ILO Convention 189

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 11, 2019 05:25 PM

The National Committee on Wages in the Dominican Republic invites leaders representing the main organizations of domestic workers to the first meeting held by the government to discuss the criteria in defining the minimum wage by lay for the sector and in compliance to the ILO Convention 189. The meeting will be held on December 11 at 10:00 AM.

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Hong Kong: Stand with Yuli! Stand with domestic workers!

Hong Kong: Stand with Yuli! Stand with domestic workers!

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 07, 2019 10:49 PM

In support of Yuli Riswati, an Indonesian domestic worker who was deported "on her own agreement" by the Hong Kong Immigration Department on Dec 2, the Yuli Support Group organized a public rally on Dec 7 to deliver a strong message that the government must respect the freedom of political participation of the migrant domestic workers, including the freedom of speech.

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Hong Kong: Petition - Stand with Yuli! Fight against abusive detainment!

Hong Kong: Petition - Stand with Yuli! Fight against abusive detainment!

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 06, 2019 03:28 PM

Join the petition to support Yuli!

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Hong Kong: Indonesian migrant domestic worker detained for 28 days for writing about Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong: Indonesian migrant domestic worker detained for 28 days for writing about Hong Kong protests

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 03, 2019 03:30 PM

In the name of immigration measures, Hong Kong government politically suppress the worker writer

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Belgium: "We won't give up!" Fighting for wage increase for domestic workers

Belgium: "We won't give up!" Fighting for wage increase for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 28, 2019 05:58 PM

Support domestic workers in Belgium for fighting wage increase!

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Latin America: Advocacy activities, campaigns and actions against GBV

Latin America: Advocacy activities, campaigns and actions against GBV

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 23, 2019 06:21 PM

Advocacy activities, campaigns and actions against GBV in Latin America (Last 6 Months)

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GBV and C190 Campaigns and Awareness-raising Activities by IDWF Affiliates in all Regions

GBV and C190 Campaigns and Awareness-raising Activities by IDWF Affiliates in all Regions

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 23, 2019 05:44 PM

GBV and C190 Campaigns and Awareness-raising Activities by IDWF Affiliates in all Regions

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Asia: Gender-based Violence activities

Asia: Gender-based Violence activities

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 22, 2019 09:05 PM

A summary of the Gender-based Violence activities in Asia.

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Global: November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Global: November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 23, 2019 07:17 PM

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women this year, we in particular think of all those women who have been injured and even sacrificed their lives amid police and military violence during protests for freedom and democracy in various parts of the world – from Hong Kong and Chile to Bolivia and Lebanon.

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South Africa: History and struggle of domestic workers fighting for their rights to be included in COIDA

South Africa: History and struggle of domestic workers fighting for their rights to be included in COIDA

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 07, 2019 04:11 PM

Watch this video to learn why and how domestic workers fighting for their rights to be included in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) and what progress has been made.

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Qatar: Toward a Kafala-free Community for Domestic Workers

Qatar: Toward a Kafala-free Community for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 24, 2019 03:23 PM

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) welcomes the dismantling of the core Kafala/ sponsorship system announced by Qatar’s Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs on October 17, 2019.

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World Day for Decent Work: Unions unite for investment in care for decent jobs and gender equality

World Day for Decent Work: Unions unite for investment in care for decent jobs and gender equality

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 08, 2019 06:13 PM

On this year’s World Day for Decent Work, we celebrate care workers and demand a fair deal for their work through recognition, living wages, equal pay for work of equal value and safe and healthy working environments that are free from discrimination, violence and harassment.

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Italy: Ad-PHS Project meeting

Italy: Ad-PHS Project meeting

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 16, 2019 06:14 PM

On Sept 13, via the partnership of EFFAT, IDWF EXCO members Grace Papa, CSC A&S (Belgium) and Wendy Paula Galarza, Filcams Cgil (Italy) participated an event hosted by the Ad-PHS Project.

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Global: IDWF is hiring - Organization Sustainability Coordinator (CLOSED)

Global: IDWF is hiring - Organization Sustainability Coordinator (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 04, 2019 05:58 PM

The IDWF is looking for a full-time coordinator to work for 18 months to drive sustainability research, peer learning, and experimental initiatives across the organization.

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Italy: DOMINA Conference "The Impact of Domestic Work in the Countries of Origin"

Italy: DOMINA Conference "The Impact of Domestic Work in the Countries of Origin"

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 05, 2019 05:45 PM

On June 25, Wendy Galarza, IDWF EXCO, presented in the DOMINA Conference "The Impact of Domestic Work in the Countries of Origin". She stressed on the importance of a secure worker support network and the precious value of domestic work.

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Paraguay: Domestic workers have won a full victory on minimum wage

Paraguay: Domestic workers have won a full victory on minimum wage

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2019 05:14 PM

After years of struggle, and weeks of intense negotiations with the Parliament, the domestic workers of Paraguay have won a full victory!

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Africa: Domestic Workers & ILO Convention 189: Making it Real

Africa: Domestic Workers & ILO Convention 189: Making it Real

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 15, 2019 05:15 PM

Millions of women work long hours, in dangerous conditions, for little pay. They are fighting for change, with the help of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Watch this video to learn how.

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ILC108: GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers' Rights in Bahrain

ILC108: GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers' Rights in Bahrain

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2019 05:53 PM

On the Eve of the International Domestic Workers Day commemorating the adoption of the International Labour Convention 189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) on June 16, 2011, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote migrant domestic workers’ rights and welfare in Bahrain.

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ILC108: June 16 International Domestic Workers Day in Geneva marks by a strong message to governments to support an ILO Convention to stop gender-based violence against domestic workers

ILC108: June 16 International Domestic Workers Day in Geneva marks by a strong message to governments to support an ILO Convention to stop gender-based violence against domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 09, 2019 11:21 AM

Domestic workers from across the globe will share their stories of resilience and struggle to explain why an ILO convention with a recommendation is critical to help them to put end to gender-based violence. The event will be a great opportunity for all, including governments, employers, trade unionists and advocates, to interact and learn from domestic workers themselves about their victories and challenges from Asia, Latin America, and Africa to Europe.

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 Qatar: Domestic workers celebrating the International Domestic Workers' Day for the first time

Qatar: Domestic workers celebrating the International Domestic Workers' Day for the first time

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2019 11:08 PM

International Domestic Workers Day was celebrated in Doha, Qatar, on 14 June 2019. The event was organized by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA), in close cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO) Project Office for the State of Qatar, and the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF).

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ILC108: "Our plea is that we need a Convention but a great Convention with very strong Recommendations!"

ILC108: "Our plea is that we need a Convention but a great Convention with very strong Recommendations!"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2019 05:40 PM

"We call on all of you, use your mind and hour heart when you debate and let us assure that all lives matter and all need protection in the world of work."

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Cyprus: Letter to President Nicos Anastasiades - Murder of Migrant Domestic Workers and Girls in Cyprus

Cyprus: Letter to President Nicos Anastasiades - Murder of Migrant Domestic Workers and Girls in Cyprus

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2019 09:39 PM

"Mr. President, we ask you to take concrete action to recognize domestic workers including migrant domestic workers as full-fledged workers and protect them with legal rights, ratify the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers and take concrete measures to stop all acts of violence, discrimination and xenophobia against migrants and against women."

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Informal Economy Podast: Social Protection #05 Domestic Workers and Violence at the workplace

Informal Economy Podast: Social Protection #05 Domestic Workers and Violence at the workplace

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2019 05:26 PM

To help us understand more about the implications of this issue for domestic workers and the intersectionality between gender and work status – and the role of social protection in addressing this problem – we invite Adriana Paz.

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Paraguay: In solidarity with the domestic workers of Paraguay - Paying below the minimum wage is also a form of violence in the workplace!

Paraguay: In solidarity with the domestic workers of Paraguay - Paying below the minimum wage is also a form of violence in the workplace!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 11, 2019 10:11 PM

We urge the Parliament of Paraguay to approve the Law 5407 with the right to 100% of the minimum wage, and that it respects its national and international commitments. No to inequalities, not to discriminations! National minimum wage now!

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ILC108: "Use your voices, Support the ILO Convention!"

ILC108: "Use your voices, Support the ILO Convention!"

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2019 05:34 PM

Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President spoke at the ILC108 on June 10, 2019.

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ILC108: Vulnerable workers bringing important perspective on violence and harassment to International Labour Conference in Geneva

ILC108: Vulnerable workers bringing important perspective on violence and harassment to International Labour Conference in Geneva

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:28 PM

Over 61% of the world’s workers work in the informal economy, yet they have the least protection against violence and harassment at work. They'll be bringing their important perspective on violence and harassment to this year's International Labour Conference in Geneva.

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Global: Our Support - Stop Gender-based Violence at Work!

Global: Our Support - Stop Gender-based Violence at Work!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 05, 2019 11:10 PM

We support the campaign of "Stop Gender-based Violence at Work, for an ILO convention against Violence and Harassment in the Workplace!"

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Asia: Meeting Statement for May Day - Support ILO Convention, "Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work"

Asia: Meeting Statement for May Day - Support ILO Convention, "Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work"

by Fish Ip — last modified May 02, 2019 05:04 PM

IDWF Affiliates got together on the Eve of May Day 2019 and take Petition to Asian governments to demand for support of an International Labour Convention "Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work!!"

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