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by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 08:55 PM

2015.11.17 Ethiopian domestic worker press release ENG PDF

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 20, 2015 05:12 PM

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Thailand: Ethiopian domestic worker of WHO Thailand senior staff filed legal actions against her employers

Thailand: Ethiopian domestic worker of WHO Thailand senior staff filed legal actions against her employers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 20, 2015 05:38 PM

Following the legal assistance jointly provided by Human Rights and Development Foundation and Foundation for Women, Ms. Emebet, an Ethiopian domestic worker in the household of Dr. Yonas Tegegn, a WHO Thailand senior staff, have filed legal actions against her employer and his wife.

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Global: Myrtle Witbooi talks about importance of C189 on RadioLabour

Global: Myrtle Witbooi talks about importance of C189 on RadioLabour

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2015 04:35 PM

Myrtle Witbooi, the President of the International Domestic Workers' Federation, has been granted the 2015 Fairness award for her work to have domestic workers covered by ILO Convention 189.

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Hong Kong: Sunday Girls - Stories of foreign domestic workers

Hong Kong: Sunday Girls - Stories of foreign domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2015 02:07 PM

What are the dreams of the foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong? Find out how they spend their day-off every week in order to make dreams come true from the following video interviews produced by the Sunday Girls Project.

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Global: IDWF President Myrtle Witbooi earns Global Fairness Award

Global: IDWF President Myrtle Witbooi earns Global Fairness Award

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 24, 2015 02:05 PM

The Global Fairness Initiative honored International Domestic Worker Federation President Myrtle Witbooi as one of three 2015 Global Fairness Award recipients. This extraordinary recognition of Myrtle's lifetime achievement celebrated her years of organizing domestic workers in South Africa, and now around the world. Myrtle's acceptance of this award on behalf of the "millions of domestic workers who continue to struggle" placed the the IDWF in the international spotlinght -- as a transformational movement for women workers, immigrants and labor activists.

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Global: "This award is in honor of all domestic workers who are still voiceless," says Fairness Award Winner Myrtle Witbooi

Global: "This award is in honor of all domestic workers who are still voiceless," says Fairness Award Winner Myrtle Witbooi

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 03, 2015 03:14 PM

Myrtle Witbooi, General Secretary of the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU) and the first president of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), was honored with the 2015 Fairness Award on November 2, 2015 at the 6th Annual Fairness Award, Washington, D.C., USA.

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USA: Breakfast Discussion with Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

USA: Breakfast Discussion with Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 24, 2015 03:13 PM

Join the Breakfast Discussion with Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, on Tuesday, November 3 - From 8:30 to 10:00am: "We had been slaves, now we have a union."

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Bangladesh: DWRN urging the government to ensure the rights of two million domestic workers

Bangladesh: DWRN urging the government to ensure the rights of two million domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 24, 2015 04:46 PM

Domestic Workers’ Rights Network (DWRN) has organised the event at the office of Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) in the city’s Dhanmondi area to review the draft of Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy, 2015 prior to its approval. They were urging the government to ensure the rights of two million domestic workers of the country.

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Japan: Elizabeth Tang, IDWF GS, urging the Japanese government to ratify C189

Japan: Elizabeth Tang, IDWF GS, urging the Japanese government to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 24, 2015 05:04 PM

Elizabeth is urging the Japanese government to ratify C189, if they are to introduce migrant domestic workers.

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Cambodia: Yim Sothy's story and her fight for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 22, 2015 10:23 PM

Watch Yim's story and learn more on the situation of domestic workers in Cambodia.

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Pakistan: Domestic workers fight for their rights

Pakistan: Domestic workers fight for their rights

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 19, 2015 05:03 PM

Call to end slavery- Domestic Workers demand ratification of Convention 189 and rights and protections under Labour Law.

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Global: Capacity Building Resources - Fund for Global Human Rights

Global: Capacity Building Resources - Fund for Global Human Rights

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2015 06:39 PM

Regular, Emergency and Donor-Advised Grants for Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America

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Global: Capacity Buliding Resources - Global Fund for Women

Global: Capacity Buliding Resources - Global Fund for Women

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2015 06:40 PM

Women-led NGOs can now submit their organizational profiles for possible grant support from the Global Fund for Women for its 2016 grant making. Global Fund for Women provides small women-led organizations outside of the United States grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year for operating and project expenses.

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Hong Kong: Domestic worker shares her experiences while working in Saudi Arabia

Hong Kong: Domestic worker shares her experiences while working in Saudi Arabia

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 10, 2015 04:00 PM

Aida, leader of FADWU/PLU, shares her stories previously working in Saudi Arabia to BBC radio.

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Global: It's time to end modern slavery

Global: It's time to end modern slavery

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2015 06:42 PM

Call on your government to ratify the protocol to end forced labour.

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Global: October 7 – World Day for Decent Work

Global: October 7 – World Day for Decent Work

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2015 06:43 PM

Stand up for the right to fair migration and Decent Work for all!

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Global: ILO launches global media competition on labour migration

Global: ILO launches global media competition on labour migration

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2015 06:43 PM

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its first-ever global media competition on labour migration issues. Competition to encourage fair reporting on labour migration by recognizing the best media coverage and accurate reporting on the topic.

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India: Delhi Gov Will Draft Comprehensive Bill on Protection for Domestic Workers

India: Delhi Gov Will Draft Comprehensive Bill on Protection for Domestic Workers

by Fish Ip — last modified Apr 05, 2017 05:29 PM

Upon advocacy and request by the Delhi Platform of Domestic Workers, the Delhi government is working towards a domestic workers bill. It is planned that it will cover regulation of employment agencies, wage payment, welfare, health, insurance, education of child domestic workers.

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2015.9.22 MFH press release THAI pdf

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 22, 2015 04:22 PM

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2015.9.22 MFH press release ENG pdf

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 22, 2015 04:20 PM

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Global: Launch of My Fair Home campaign targets domestic workers' employers to improve working conditions

Global: Launch of My Fair Home campaign targets domestic workers' employers to improve working conditions

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2016 03:41 PM

A campaign to improve the working conditions of domestic workers throughout Asia by reaching out to their employers will be launched on Friday 25 September, in Bangkok.

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Hong Kong: A Pair of Hands Never Tired - Domestic worker Bobo received Unionist Award

Hong Kong: A Pair of Hands Never Tired - Domestic worker Bobo received Unionist Award

by Fish Ip — last modified Dec 15, 2015 07:29 PM

During the 25 years' anniversary of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), Bobo Lai-wan PO, leader of Hong Kong Domestic Workers General Union, was one of the 13 unionists awarded as the Unionist who "do not acquiesce". Here's her story.

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Global: Five ways to get along with your domestic worker

Global: Five ways to get along with your domestic worker

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 31, 2015 06:43 PM

What many employers don't realise is that forging a closer relationship with their domestic workers can actually reap many benefits.

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Middle East: RAIN VIVI - Crowdsourced data to ensure social inclusion for domestic workers

Middle East: RAIN VIVI - Crowdsourced data to ensure social inclusion for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 01, 2015 06:15 PM

RAIN VIVI (RApid INtervention & VIolence VIsualization) is a project that will promote justice for domestic workers using technology as a tool to provide data on the widespread abuse of domestic workers. This data will be publicly available and will be used to provide information of human rights violations in the Middle East to local governance institutions that have the capabilities to impact local conditions.

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Hong Kong: Domestic workers' groups demand for wage increase

Hong Kong: Domestic workers' groups demand for wage increase

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 02, 2015 09:30 PM

Sept 2, local domestic workers' groups had a meeting with the representatives from the Labour Department on the issue of wage increase.

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The Helper Press Release Final English

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 25, 2015 04:19 PM

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Bangladesh: Human Chain to protest torture on child domestic worker BEETHI

Bangladesh: Human Chain to protest torture on child domestic worker BEETHI

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 10, 2015 06:00 PM

Domestic Workers Rights Network- DWRN and Sramik Nirapotta Forum Bangladesh organised a Human Chain on 22 August afternoon at National Press club premises to protest torture on child domestic worker BEETHI (10). It is unfortunate that a child domestic worker of 10 years has been tortured in a Judicial Magistrate's house!

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Hong Kong: Filmmakers launch crowdfunding campaign to pay tribute to the city's unsung heroes --- domestic workers

Hong Kong: Filmmakers launch crowdfunding campaign to pay tribute to the city's unsung heroes --- domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 25, 2015 05:12 PM

Filmmakers, Joanna Bowers and Tony Verb, are raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign to porduce a documentary which will pay tribute to these women called THE HELPER.

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Hong Kong: Migrant Domestic Workers Tell Their Stories

Hong Kong: Migrant Domestic Workers Tell Their Stories

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 13, 2015 09:41 PM

Hear the stories from a Thai and a Nepalese domestic worker: their struggles and successes.

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