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by IDWFED published Mar 30, 2017 06:15 PM
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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Across Borders and Movements: Migrant Domestic Workers Resistance

Across Borders and Movements: Migrant Domestic Workers Resistance

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 24, 2021 05:11 PM

IDWF Webinar Report On the International Migrants Day 2020

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"Following the Money: the Kafala System and Chain of Domestic Workers Migration" - Report of the IDWF Panel at the Global South Women's Forum  (GSWF) December 14, 2020

"Following the Money: the Kafala System and Chain of Domestic Workers Migration" - Report of the IDWF Panel at the Global South Women's Forum (GSWF) December 14, 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 15, 2021 03:24 PM

Report of the IDWF Panel at the Global South Women’s Forum (GSWF) December 14, 2020

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IDWF e-Newsletter #47 - December 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #47 - December 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 30, 2020 04:43 PM

"Moving into 2021, We are resilient, we are united."

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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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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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Understanding CARE

Understanding CARE

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 20, 2021 09:43 PM

Care is about the activities done for a person’s own well-being, including one or more persons’ physical, psychological, emotional and developmental needs.

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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 e-Newsletter #46 - 29 October 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #46 - 29 October 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 29, 2020 04:38 PM

Domestic Workers are Care Workers!

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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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IDWF e-Newsletter #45 - 14 October 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #45 - 14 October 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 29, 2020 12:30 AM

Domestic Workers in Argentina Will be Better Protected Against Violence, With Commitment made by Government on the World Day for Decent Work, October 7

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IDWF e-Newsletter #44 - 8 October 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #44 - 8 October 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 12, 2020 10:27 PM

Domestic Workers Jobs Losses escalate everyday under COVID 19, Governments must act to Protect Domestic Workers and their Children.

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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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IDWF e-Newsletter #43 - 30 September 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #43 - 30 September 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 05, 2020 10:04 PM

Support Migrant Domestic Workers in the Netherlands to gain full rights and protection.

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IDWF e-Newsletter #42 - 23 September 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #42 - 23 September 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 25, 2020 08:55 PM

Domestic Workers at the Front-lines

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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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IDWF e-Newsletter #41 - 10 September 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #41 - 10 September 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 21, 2020 11:32 PM

Domestic Workers at the Front-lines

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IDWF e-Newsletter #40 - 3 September 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #40 - 3 September 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 21, 2020 11:31 PM

Domestic Workers at the Front-lines

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IDWF e-Newsletter #39 - 27 August 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #39 - 27 August 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2020 10:32 PM

Domestic Workers with Migration Status.

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IDWF e-Newsletter #38 - 20 August 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #38 - 20 August 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2020 10:27 PM

Domestic Workers Need Your Help More Than Ever!

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IDWF Annual Report 2019 - United, Strong & Growing

IDWF Annual Report 2019 - United, Strong & Growing

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 01, 2020 11:40 PM

IDWF is as an essential organization at this difficult time—because our work is based on the ideas, life experiences and leadership of domestic workers worldwide.The coronavirus pandemic is our common challenge, across borders. Only in solidarity will we succeed in fighting it.

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IDWF e-Newsletter #37 - 14 August 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #37 - 14 August 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 17, 2020 03:17 PM

Organizing in Times of Crisis

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Lebanon: IDWF Statement in Support of the Kenyan Migrant Domestic Workers’ Sit-in Action for Repatriation and Free of Abuses

Lebanon: IDWF Statement in Support of the Kenyan Migrant Domestic Workers’ Sit-in Action for Repatriation and Free of Abuses

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 12, 2020 08:07 PM

“Therefore, we call upon the governments of Lebanon and Kenya to abide by the legal provisions and international standards to put their immediate effort to assist the Kenyan domestic workers urgently, to have access to safe housing and subsistence and arrange their safe return to Kenya for free and as soon as possible."

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IDWF e-Newsletter #35 - 31 July 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #35 - 31 July 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 12, 2020 05:28 PM

Protective Measures Save Lives

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IDWF e-Newsletter #34 - 24 July 2020

IDWF e-Newsletter #34 - 24 July 2020

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 12, 2020 05:30 PM

Affiliates in Action

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In the Middle East and Gulf Countries: "Corona is not the Virus, Kafala is!"

In the Middle East and Gulf Countries: "Corona is not the Virus, Kafala is!"

by IDWFED — last modified Jul 22, 2020 05:54 PM

MENA Regional Summaries

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