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by IDWFED published Mar 30, 2017 06:15 PM
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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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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IDWF e-Newsletter #22 - July 2019

IDWF e-Newsletter #22 - July 2019

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 11, 2019 03:08 AM

IDWF Annual Report 2018 - United, Strong & Growing

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MENA: What you need to know about the C189

MENA: What you need to know about the C189

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 20, 2019 01:10 AM

Domestic Workers, especially migrant domestic workers are vulnerable and they need joint effort to promote decent work for them. Learn more about the ILO Convention 189. The video is in Arabic.

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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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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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 Qatar: Domestic workers celebrating the International Domestic Workers' Day for the first time

Qatar: Domestic workers celebrating the International Domestic Workers' Day for the first time

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2019 11:08 PM

International Domestic Workers Day was celebrated in Doha, Qatar, on 14 June 2019. The event was organized by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA), in close cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO) Project Office for the State of Qatar, and the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF).

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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 Jun 13, 2019 03:30 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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 IDWF Annual Report 2018 - United, Strong & Growing

IDWF Annual Report 2018 - United, Strong & Growing

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 01, 2019 09:54 PM

IDWF has now established itself as an essential organization—based on the ideas, life experiences and leadership of domestic workers worldwide.

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Constitution of the IDWF 2019

Constitution of the IDWF 2019

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 11, 2019 06:30 PM

(updated in November 2018 as approved at the Second Congress)

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 Global: A Worldwide Movement for Domestic Workers

Global: A Worldwide Movement for Domestic Workers

by IDWFED — last modified May 24, 2019 12:40 PM

In Hong Kong and throughout the world, domestic workers are creating a political movement to ensure that they can do their important work without sacrificing their rights or human dignity.

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 IDWF leaflet 2019: About the IDWF

IDWF leaflet 2019: About the IDWF

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 19, 2019 10:36 PM

What it is, What it does, IDWF in brief

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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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Resolutions: Adopted by the 2nd IDWF Congress 2018,  Cape Town, South Africa

Resolutions: Adopted by the 2nd IDWF Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 01, 2019 05:01 PM

The IDWF is a growing movement of domestic workers. The second Congress in Cape Town, South Africa gives us inspiration and renewed energy to fight for our dignity, rights and freedom. Eighteen resolutions have been adopted. They are the goals and the concrete guides for our program of action in the next 5 years.

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Global: New year message from Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

Global: New year message from Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

by IDWF Daphne — last modified Dec 31, 2018 12:48 PM

Gratitude to all who contributed to IDWF in 2018 & New year message for 2019

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The IDWF Second Congress – a Snapshot

The IDWF Second Congress – a Snapshot

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 19, 2018 03:40 PM

The four days were packed with speeches, group work (formal and informal), slogans, voting, laughter, singing, dancing, photo-taking and eating, among others. To most of us, it was a great success, as it has filled us with inspiration, spirit and concrete ideas to move on. We thank those who have supported this Congress in their own ways – by taking notes, interpreting into many languages, providing funds and so on. Without this support we would not have come this far.

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Emergency Resolution 1: In support of Central American migrants and condemning the US government border militarization

Emergency Resolution 1: In support of Central American migrants and condemning the US government border militarization

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 25, 2019 12:07 AM

The second Congress of the IDWF passed an emergency resolution in support of the migrants from Central America who have reached the Mexico-US border.

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Congress of International Domestic Workers Elects Its Leaders – Re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President and Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

Congress of International Domestic Workers Elects Its Leaders – Re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President and Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 21, 2018 01:53 PM

As songs of solidarity rang out from Cape Town’s historical building of social justice, Community House, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) elected its leadership for the next five years.

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News: Domestic worker unions urged to organise migrant workers

News: Domestic worker unions urged to organise migrant workers

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 06:30 PM

Domestic worker unions and organisations have gathered in Cape Town to talk about improving the working and living conditions of domestic workers around the world.

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News: Global Domestic Workers’ Congress Begins in South Africa

News: Global Domestic Workers’ Congress Begins in South Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:37 PM

A four-day global congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation began at Cape Town in South Africa on Friday with call to address discrimination against domestic workers and protect them with developing rights-based framework.

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News: Domestic workers’ congress begins in SA

News: Domestic workers’ congress begins in SA

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:37 PM

Bangladeshi activists to push for protection of domestic workers

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South Africa: "Let us look forward to the next five years. Let us never forget the struggle. Together We will overcome so much more!"

South Africa: "Let us look forward to the next five years. Let us never forget the struggle. Together We will overcome so much more!"

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 19, 2018 03:48 PM

President Address by Myrtle Witbooi on November 16, first day of the 2nd IDWF Congress.

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TV Show: Domestic Workers - Their role in the Economy and Organising

TV Show: Domestic Workers - Their role in the Economy and Organising

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 07:02 PM

Watch our sisters on the Workers’ World Weekly Labour TV Show 2018 (recorded) on Nov 15.

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News: The 2nd Congress of The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Will Take Place Nov 16 to 19 In Cape Town, South Africa

News: The 2nd Congress of The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Will Take Place Nov 16 to 19 In Cape Town, South Africa

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 17, 2018 02:36 PM

The 2nd Congress of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) will take place Nov 16 to 19 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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2018 IDWF Congress: Domestic workers from around the globe gather in a united stand for equality

2018 IDWF Congress: Domestic workers from around the globe gather in a united stand for equality

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 14, 2018 02:14 PM

"Our work is decent work, and our work makes all work possible."

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