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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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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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Belgium: Domestic Workers, all Women were Elected as Shop Stewards in their Companies to Represent the Rights and Interests of all Workers

Belgium: Domestic Workers, all Women were Elected as Shop Stewards in their Companies to Represent the Rights and Interests of all Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 05:22 PM

Elections of shop stewards to represent all employees of companies are held every four years in Belgian companies employing more than 50 workers.

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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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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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IDWF Global Meeting on Care, October 25

IDWF Global Meeting on Care, October 25

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 30, 2020 08:54 PM

Around 150 leaders and members of our affiliates from at least 47 countries joined a zoom meeting on CARE.

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Decent Work for Domestic Workers, Decent Work for Decent Life!

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 07, 2020 01:07 PM

We demand decent work for domestic workers and urge governments to ratify and implement ILO Domestic Workers Convention 189 and Violence and Harassment Convention 190 to ensure that no domestic worker is left behind. We need decent work for a decent life for all.

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Help Migrant Domestic Workers in COVID-19 - Please Donate Now!

Help Migrant Domestic Workers in COVID-19 - Please Donate Now!

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 24, 2020 12:28 PM

COVID-19 has made migrant domestic workers even more vulnerable. Please help now!

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Join the IDWF International Domestic Workers Day 2020 Webinar

Join the IDWF International Domestic Workers Day 2020 Webinar

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2020 11:51 AM

In Times of COVID-19 : Rising Stronger from the Crisis

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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