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by IDWFED published May 31, 2018 05:06 PM
 IDWF e-Newsletter #24 - November 2019

IDWF e-Newsletter #24 - November 2019

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 24, 2019 08:23 AM

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

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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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Ratify C190

Ratify C190

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 25, 2019 06:45 PM

ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment

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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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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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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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Gender-Based Violence in Paid Domestic Work in Latin America and the Caribbean: Experiences, Voices, Actions and Recommendations of Workers' Organizations to Eliminate It

Gender-Based Violence in Paid Domestic Work in Latin America and the Caribbean: Experiences, Voices, Actions and Recommendations of Workers' Organizations to Eliminate It

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 10, 2020 05:32 PM

This research has as its first objective to reveal the best practices and progressive legislative frameworks in the matter of prevention and protection from harassment and gender-based violence in the world of work after the voices of the DW.

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Global: For an ILO Convention Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

Global: For an ILO Convention Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2019 10:20 PM

On the International Women's Day 2019, a letter from the IDWF President and General Secretary addressing the coming key actions on the ILO Convention Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.

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Honduras: Justice for Maribel! Stop Violence against Domestic Workers!

Honduras: Justice for Maribel! Stop Violence against Domestic Workers!

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 23, 2018 11:53 AM

"We demand that states put an end to these precarious working conditions where violence and discrimination are perpetuated by historical social inequalities. We ask for justice to the feminicide of Maribel Flores."

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Malaysia: Chronicles of My Geneva Experience at the 107th International Labour Conference

Malaysia: Chronicles of My Geneva Experience at the 107th International Labour Conference

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 05, 2018 06:28 PM

By Liezl Galdo - Head of the Organizing Committee of AMMPO, a Filipino migrant domestic workers in Malaysia

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Global: 2018 June 16 - Support ILO Convention to Stop Gender-based Violence - Equal Rights, Respect & Justice for Domestic Workers

Global: 2018 June 16 - Support ILO Convention to Stop Gender-based Violence - Equal Rights, Respect & Justice for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2018 06:32 PM

Everyone, including governments and employers in our communities need to know this process and be supportive of our call. A workplace which is free of abuse and violence is good for everyone.

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Italy: Stop violence at work - Filcams supports the campaign for the ILO Convention

Italy: Stop violence at work - Filcams supports the campaign for the ILO Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2018 03:41 PM

On the International Domestic Workers' Day, Filcams Cgil Nazionale supports the #StopGBVatWork campaign against violence at work and gender harassment.

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ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation

ILC107: ILC delegates agreed the future instrument should be a Convention, supplemented by a Recommendation

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:34 PM

Wrapping up their annual meeting in Geneva, members of the International Labour Organisation agreed on the need to "adopt standards on violence and harassment in the world of work".

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ILC107: We continue to fight with alongside our partners and allies in unity and solidarity

ILC107: We continue to fight with alongside our partners and allies in unity and solidarity

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 10:01 PM

We all know well that domestic workers and other workers in the informal sector are subjected to violence and harassment because of lack of protective measures that renders them vulnerable and unprotected. The following days will be fundamental, and the battle of the amendments is already under way.

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ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers!

ILC107: Let 2018 be the start of freedom from abuse for domestic workers!

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:32 PM

Speech of Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, at the ILC 2018 plenary.

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Switzerland: IDWF delegation at the International Labour Conference in Geneva

Switzerland: IDWF delegation at the International Labour Conference in Geneva

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 09:48 PM

Domestic workers are ready to fight for an instrument that gives them the voice and freedom they deserve.

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Switzerland: The International Domestic Workers Federation is back at the International Labour Conference - Support ILO Convention Stop Gender-based Violence

Switzerland: The International Domestic Workers Federation is back at the International Labour Conference - Support ILO Convention Stop Gender-based Violence

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:03 PM

“We, domestic workers are back again, this time for another ILO Convention to protect us against violence and harassment in the workplace. The invisible violence that we must bear in our work places as women and as workers is one of the most pervasive injustices inflicted into our sector but we are here to make sure this will come to an end”, said Myrtle Witbooi.

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World of Work magazine: Violence at work

World of Work magazine: Violence at work

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2019 03:34 PM

Special 2018 issue - This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights the themes discussed by the ILO’s 107th International Labour Conference (ILC).

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Platform of Demands - Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work

Platform of Demands - Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 02, 2018 10:13 PM

In this document we set out why domestic workers, our workplace, and clear definitions of who we need protecting from are among the issues that must be specifically included for this new Standard to be effective and bring about significant and lasting change for the better. Only then might domestic workers and indeed other marginalised workers be optimistic that we can provide our highly valuable services in the safe and secure conditions that we deserve and are entitled to.

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Support Campaign to End Gender-based Violence at Work!

Support Campaign to End Gender-based Violence at Work!

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:21 PM

Gender-based violence is one of the most common human rights violations in the world--it can affect any worker, but women most of all because of unequal power relations.

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