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by IDWFED published Oct 14, 2014 04:45 PM
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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Malaysia: IDWF Petition Letter - Protect Migrant Domestic Worker from the Extreme Abuse and Exploitation, Justice for the Victim!

Malaysia: IDWF Petition Letter - Protect Migrant Domestic Worker from the Extreme Abuse and Exploitation, Justice for the Victim!

by IDWFED — last modified May 21, 2020 03:28 PM

We are outraged to learn of a recent case involving extreme abuse and exploitation of a 44-year-old Indonesian domestic worker in Malaysia rescued by Manjung police in 11th May 2020. The worker is suspected of being locked up and fed with food scraps, and had not been paid salary in the last two years by her employer, a 48-year-old woman and her 25-year-old daughter. The case is being investigated under Section 12 Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti- Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 (ATIPSOM).

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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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Hong Kong: FADWU calls for Hong Kong Government and the public to treat migrant domestic workers fairly

Hong Kong: FADWU calls for Hong Kong Government and the public to treat migrant domestic workers fairly

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 03, 2020 11:55 PM

FADWU urges the Government and the public to understand that fighting the pandemic requires everyone to work together and care for each other. The Government and the society must fairly treat and care for the nearly 400,000 MDWs in Hong Kong to ensure public health.

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Latin America: Domestic Workers - Healing, Growing, Taking Action

Latin America: Domestic Workers - Healing, Growing, Taking Action

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 25, 2020 05:07 PM

Domestic workers taking part in a three-part LUNA program say they feel renewed and ready to carry on the struggle after taking part in the LUNA program.

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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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Hong Kong: Financial Accounting Manager (CLOSED)

Hong Kong: Financial Accounting Manager (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 31, 2020 12:51 PM

We are hiring a Financial Accounting Manager to fulfil the following key responsibilities and tasks:

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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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Lebanon: Abolishment of the Kafala/sponsorship system on the International Women's Day 2020

Lebanon: Abolishment of the Kafala/sponsorship system on the International Women's Day 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 10, 2020 10:24 PM

Domestic workers leaders participated in the Women's Day March held on Sunday March 8, 2020.

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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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Mena: Regional Coordinator for Middle East & North Africa (MENA) (CLOSED)

Mena: Regional Coordinator for Middle East & North Africa (MENA) (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 31, 2020 12:50 PM

IDWF is hiring Regional Coordinator for Middle East & North Africa (MENA).

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Italy: "Domestic Work in Italy" - A good practice and a good model

Italy: "Domestic Work in Italy" - A good practice and a good model

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 14, 2020 06:07 PM

In partnership with Domina and FILCAMS CGIL, a campaign on distributing correct information to domestic workers who planning to work in Italy has been launched. Elizabeth Tang, IDWF General Secretary, thanked the efforts of our partners and appreciated the campaign not only "a good practice for Italy", but also "a good model for other countries".

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Italy: Negotiations continue for the renewal of the national domestic work contract

Italy: Negotiations continue for the renewal of the national domestic work contract

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 10, 2020 05:28 PM

Negotiations between employers and social representatives on the National Contract for Domestic Work, which has been expired since 2016, will continue on Feb 6.

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Global: IDWF Program Manager - Advocacy & Campaign (CLOSED)

Global: IDWF Program Manager - Advocacy & Campaign (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 31, 2020 12:50 PM

IDWF is hiring Program Manager - Advocacy & Campaign (12 months contract)

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Africa: IDWF Program officer for Francophone Africa

Africa: IDWF Program officer for Francophone Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 31, 2020 12:52 PM

This position is based in a country of Francophone Africa with travels to countries in the region, aiming to strengthen the organizations of the IDWF affiliates (domestic workers’ organizations/trade unions) in francophone Africa to achieve labour rights and decent work for domestic workers.

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Global: 2019 Year End message from the President of the IDWF - "Let us remain as united and committed to serve."

Global: 2019 Year End message from the President of the IDWF - "Let us remain as united and committed to serve."

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 30, 2019 10:58 PM

We look forward to a great new year and let us remain as united and committed to serve those that elected us. We may get a little bit tired along the way but as long as we carry each other we will win many more.

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Hong Kong: FADWU report shows how the redress mechanisms are failing migrant domestic workers.

Hong Kong: FADWU report shows how the redress mechanisms are failing migrant domestic workers.

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 14, 2020 07:35 AM

"The Price of Justice" exposes how migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong face a range of administrative and financial obstacles when filing a claim against their employer at the conciliation service, Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board (MECAB) or Labour Tribunal. The most common claims were in relations to their wages, food and travelling allowance, and flight ticket home.

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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 Feb 10, 2020 05:50 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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