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IDWF Message on International Domestic Workers Day 2022

IDWF Message on International Domestic Workers Day 2022

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2022 04:16 PM

"Domestic workers spent 3 years at the ILO to fight for the Domestic Workers’ Convention, and now we are proud to celebrate it, 11 years after its adoption. It is our convention; we must know it, own it, and use it."

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Global Position Paper from Workers' Organizations in the Informal Economy

Global Position Paper from Workers' Organizations in the Informal Economy

by IDWFED — last modified May 27, 2022 04:25 PM

ILC 110th Session – General Discussion on the Social and Solidarity Economy

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 Freedom of Association: Migrant Domestic Workers Path towards Labor Rights

Freedom of Association: Migrant Domestic Workers Path towards Labor Rights

by IDWFED — last modified May 11, 2022 04:37 PM

IDWF IMRF Side Event 2022

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Let's Talk about Resilience - The Pandemic and Domestic Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean

Let's Talk about Resilience - The Pandemic and Domestic Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 10, 2022 05:39 PM

The Covid-19 crisis has shown the terrible lack of protection that domestic workers in Latin America and the Caribbean suffer, but it has also shown that without them, our societies collapse. There is only one way to repair such a contradiction: the Latin American states need to recognize domestic work as work and guarantee it is carried out in decent conditions, equal to those of other salaried sectors.

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"We are Not Part of Your Family; We Have Our Own" - The Domestic Workers' Movement

"We are Not Part of Your Family; We Have Our Own" - The Domestic Workers' Movement

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 10, 2022 05:40 PM

Domestic workers in Latin America are united to ensure that domestic work is projected as decent work with a comprehensive care system. The Guide is an additional tool to promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace with an additional focus on co-responsibility with employers so that they fully comply with their obligations. This protects both parties with responsibility and conviction to improve working conditions. The effective recovery of the economy and society demands, today more than ever, solutions with a gender equity perspective where the role of domestic work and care is at the center and forefront of the fight against poverty.

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We've Come a Long Way and a Long Way We Will Go  - IDWF Announcement on IWD 2022

We've Come a Long Way and a Long Way We Will Go - IDWF Announcement on IWD 2022

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 08, 2022 03:30 PM

Let’s break the silence. Let’s stand tall. Let’s move mountains.

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IDWF events in March of 2022, at around the UNCSW 66th Session

IDWF events in March of 2022, at around the UNCSW 66th Session

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 16, 2022 02:05 PM

Summary of IDWF events in March of 2022, at around the UNCSW 66th Session

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Silent No More: Domestic Workers Confront Violence at Work

Silent No More: Domestic Workers Confront Violence at Work

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 04, 2022 06:03 PM

A webinar organised by the International Domestic Workers Federation and LabourStart.

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IDWF Statement on the Global Day of Action on Care 2021

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 29, 2021 02:49 PM

As care work is not only the unpaid feminized labor within families, but it also encompasses work within the paid economy, particularly jobs that provide market substitutes for services women once provided in the home, we must investigate the labor divides within the paid care sector.

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"Give me a foothold and I will move the world"

by Sofia Trevino — last modified Oct 12, 2021 12:48 AM

The Story of Kety from IPROFOTH, Peru . IDWF Calendar 2022

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ILC109: Workers take fight for social protection to ILC

ILC109: Workers take fight for social protection to ILC

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 11, 2021 04:43 PM

The global networks of workers in the informal economy outlined three key demands for the discussion: 1) Direct representation of informal economy worker organizations, 2) universal social protection and 3) Collective and solidarity financing of social protection systems. Below is a summary of how these demands were reflected in the ILC discussion, and in the adopted conclusions.

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COVID-19: Guidance for Occupational Safety and Health for Employers and Domestic Workers

COVID-19: Guidance for Occupational Safety and Health for Employers and Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2021 05:48 PM

As part of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, we have the immense pleasure to invite you to join us for the launch of COVID-19: Guidance for Occupational Safety and Health for Employers and Domestic Workers.

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The Silver Lining: Domestic Workers Organizing One Decade On - IDWF Statement on June 16, 2021

The Silver Lining: Domestic Workers Organizing One Decade On - IDWF Statement on June 16, 2021

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 16, 2021 03:26 PM

Domestic work must not stand outside of social protection, and domestic workers’ organizing must take a seat at every negotiation table: within unionism, social dialogue, and policy making.

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The Domestic Workers Convention (C189) celebrates its 10th anniversary but Social Protection is not yet part of our reality

The Domestic Workers Convention (C189) celebrates its 10th anniversary but Social Protection is not yet part of our reality

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 10, 2021 05:21 PM

On June 16th, the Convention 189 (C189), a huge milestone for Domestic Workers around the world, celebrates its 10th anniversary. The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) will mark this occasion in a zoom webinar on June 13th. We will remember how in 2011, workers, employers, and governments came together to adopt the convention on decent work for domestic workers.

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10 Years of Resilience: a Celebration of the Domestic Workers Convention

10 Years of Resilience: a Celebration of the Domestic Workers Convention

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 06, 2021 03:52 PM

The IDWF is going to have this Webinar celebration with domestic workers from all around the world!

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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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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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Trinidad and Tobago: The pandemic will not stop the fight of Domestic Workers in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago: The pandemic will not stop the fight of Domestic Workers in Trinidad and Tobago

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 11, 2021 05:11 PM

The insights of Ida Le-Blanc, General Secretary of National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE), in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Jamaica: Domestic Workers are Included in the Sexual Harassment Bill

Jamaica: Domestic Workers are Included in the Sexual Harassment Bill

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 07:28 PM

Domestic Workers are Included in the Sexual Harassment Bill

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Nicaragua: FETRADOMOV inaugurates the Regional School on LGBTI Rights

Nicaragua: FETRADOMOV inaugurates the Regional School on LGBTI Rights

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2020 03:12 PM

This November 26, FETRADOMOV inaugurates a Virtual Regional School on LGBTI Rights, in conllaboration with the Central American Network for LGBTI Labor Justice and the Alliance for LGBTI Labor Rights of Nicaragua, of which FETRADOMOV is a part.

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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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Nicaragua: Interview with Andrea Morales

Nicaragua: Interview with Andrea Morales

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 09, 2020 02:15 PM

"On the International Day to Eradicate Poverty, we spoke to unionists and domestic worker leaders on their insights of how poverty affects the sector of domestic work and how women bear its disproportionate burden. Full of power, these leaders envisioned a more equitable world, with decent work for domestic workers, free of economic and gendered violence. Hear their voices!"

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Argentina: Interview with Ana Núñez

Argentina: Interview with Ana Núñez

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 09, 2020 02:40 PM

"On the International Day to Eradicate Poverty, we spoke to unionists and domestic worker leaders on their insights of how poverty affects the sector of domestic work and how women bear its disproportionate burden. Full of power, these leaders envisioned a more equitable world, with decent work for domestic workers, free of economic and gendered violence. Hear their voices!"

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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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Jamaica: JHWU and the LMIS signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the use of the database and the services for the domestic workers

Jamaica: JHWU and the LMIS signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the use of the database and the services for the domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 22, 2020 10:55 PM

JHWU and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (LMIS) in Jamaica have signed a memorandum of understanding, on October 14, to promote the use of the database and the services offered by the Ministry for the domestic workers members of the union, in line with the government's policy on poverty reduction.

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