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by IDWFED published Feb 11, 2015 09:04 PM

"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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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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Argentina: Tripartite agreement signed on World Day for Decent Work

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 15, 2020 01:03 PM

"It seemed important to us on the day of recognition of decent work to sign this agreement with two sectors that are so important that carry out 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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Peru: C189 is set to be implemented as the new domestic workers law is passed

Peru: C189 is set to be implemented as the new domestic workers law is passed

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 06:37 PM

The new law protects domestic workers’ rights on:minimum salary, working hours, protection against COVID-19, sexual harassment and many more.

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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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Brazil: IDWF Public Statement Justice for Miguel #BlackLivesMatter

Brazil: IDWF Public Statement Justice for Miguel #BlackLivesMatter

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 09, 2020 09:03 PM

We stand in solidarity and in support with our affiliates in Brazil, the National Domestic Workers Federation FENATRAD in its daily struggle against racism and join the global voices to demand #JusticeForMiguel, justice for João Pedro Matos, a Black 14 years old boy who was shot dead by the police in Rio de Janeiro on May 18th, and justice for Marielle Franco, murdered for being an outspoken voice for Black and queer population from the slums, and so many others.

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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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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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