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by IDWFED published Mar 30, 2017 06:15 PM
Support Campaign to End Gender-based Violence at Work!

Support Campaign to End Gender-based Violence at Work!

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:21 PM

Gender-based violence is one of the most common human rights violations in the world--it can affect any worker, but women most of all because of unequal power relations.

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The Future of Domestic Work in the GCC

The Future of Domestic Work in the GCC

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 26, 2018 10:08 PM

The Future of Domestic Work in the GCC: A Framework for Revisiting the Sector

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A Guide on Labour Inspection Intervention in the Informal Economy - A participatory method

A Guide on Labour Inspection Intervention in the Informal Economy - A participatory method

by IDWFED — last modified May 17, 2018 12:33 AM

The publication and implementation of this guide will contribute towards improving the working conditions of workers in the informal economy and ensuring compliance with standards (national and international), in particular fundamental principles and rights at work as well as regulations governing occupational safety and health.

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Diplomacy Training Program - Migrant Worker International Law Reference Tool

Diplomacy Training Program - Migrant Worker International Law Reference Tool

by IDWFED — last modified Apr 23, 2018 09:16 PM

Currently, this application is limited to international law applicable to migrant workers working in Malaysia, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Oman (Countries of Destination) and who are from Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Cambodia and Myanmar (Countries of Origin).​"

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Conceptualizing the role of intermediaries in formalizing domestic work

Conceptualizing the role of intermediaries in formalizing domestic work

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 26, 2018 11:34 PM

Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 95 - Conceptualizing the role of intermediaries in formalizing domestic work

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Jordan: Jordanian youth join the My Fair Home youth advocacy network for domestic worker rights

Jordan: Jordanian youth join the My Fair Home youth advocacy network for domestic worker rights

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 26, 2018 05:42 PM

The ILO FAIRWAY project is supporting youth in the Arab States to become change makers for migrant domestic workers’ rights in their communities.

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Ending violence  and harassment  in the world of work

Ending violence and harassment in the world of work

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:21 PM

The present report and proposed Conclusions were prepared on the basis of the replies received from governments and organizations of employers and workers, the substance of which is given in the following pages. The Office commentary is provided immediately after the replies to each question.

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IDWF e-Newsletter #20 - February 2018

IDWF e-Newsletter #20 - February 2018

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 05, 2018 10:35 PM

2018: Hope & Energy - Together, we are stronger!

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Middle East & North Africa: Welcome Mariela Elizabeth Acuña, IDWF's new MENA Regional Coordinator!

Middle East & North Africa: Welcome Mariela Elizabeth Acuña, IDWF's new MENA Regional Coordinator!

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 05, 2018 09:04 PM

Starting February 1, Mariela Elizabeth Acuña will join our team.

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Global: IDWF Priorities in the Regions, 2018

Global: IDWF Priorities in the Regions, 2018

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 06, 2018 04:52 PM

What are IDWF priorities for action in 2018? Below we look at the priority issues we have identified in each region.

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Global: Beyond "maids and madams": Can employers be allies in new policies for domestic workers’ rights?

Global: Beyond "maids and madams": Can employers be allies in new policies for domestic workers’ rights?

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 15, 2018 10:02 PM

Workers have led significant campaigns the fight for domestic workers rights. But what about employers? How can they contribute to the fight?

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Global: 2018 IDWF Congress

Global: 2018 IDWF Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 05, 2018 01:48 PM

This year we will be convening our second Congress. It will take place from 16 to 19 November in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Report on IDWF Survey on Gender-Based Violence Against Domestic Workers, Asia

Report on IDWF Survey on Gender-Based Violence Against Domestic Workers, Asia

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:08 PM

Published January 2018, in partnership with the Bread for the World and LEARN, Philippines.

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Global: Vote for Project 189 in the Walk Together Prize for Courage

Global: Vote for Project 189 in the Walk Together Prize for Courage

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 10, 2018 04:41 PM

Project 189, a group for domestic workers in Kuwait, has been chosen as 1 of 10 finalist for the Grassroots Justice Prize in the category the Elder's #Walktogether Prize for Courage. Go to vote: http://bit.ly/courage189 and vote for Project 189.

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Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Project Manager (CLOSED)

Hong Kong: IDWF is hiring - Project Manager (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:21 PM

We are a global organization of domestic workers. We are hiring a Project Manager to be responsible for the overall project management to support domestic workers to organize and advocate for their rights.

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 Global: IDWF is hiring - Fundraising Officer (CLOSED)

Global: IDWF is hiring - Fundraising Officer (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 13, 2018 05:17 PM

We are looking for a co-worker with commitment and strong interest to expand the IDWF organizational capacities to support domestic workers everywhere to organize, to achieve rights and gender equality.

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IDWF Communication Network – Manual for Registered members & Public users

IDWF Communication Network – Manual for Registered members & Public users

by IDWFED — last modified May 23, 2018 06:31 PM

This revised manual will teach the basic steps for using the communication network for registered members and non-members.

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Global: Stop Violence Against Women, Stop Violence Against Domestic Workers!

Global: Stop Violence Against Women, Stop Violence Against Domestic Workers!

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:19 PM

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November, let us show our solidarity to end violence against women and domestic workers!

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IDWF e-Newsletter #19 - November 2017

IDWF e-Newsletter #19 - November 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 12, 2018 09:09 PM

Towards Better Rights for Migrant Domestic Workers, IDWF Ensures their Voice in the Processes

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Global Estimates of Modern Slavery - Forced Labour and Forced Marriage

Global Estimates of Modern Slavery - Forced Labour and Forced Marriage

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 12, 2017 05:23 PM

New figures show that more than 40 million people globally are under modern slavery situation. Among them, 25 million are in forced labour and 15 million in forced marriage. 16 million in forced labour are in the private sector with one fourth of them are domestic workers.

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Global: Support IDWF Campaign to Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention

Global: Support IDWF Campaign to Stop Gender-based Violence, Support ILO Convention

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2018 05:13 PM

We aim to build capacities of our affiliates to stop GBV and address the issues effectively. This will include achieving an ILO Convention and enabling domestic workers to improve the knowledge and skills in this regard.

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Lebanon: ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East

Lebanon: ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 05:03 PM

ILO Interregional Consultation on Labour Migration and Mobility from Asia/Africa to the Middle East on October 4-5.

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Global: Modern slavery is disturbingly common - Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers

Global: Modern slavery is disturbingly common - Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 21, 2017 06:34 PM

Forced labour persists around the world, particularly for domestic workers

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Middle East: IDWF gathered  domestic workers leaders to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region

Middle East: IDWF gathered domestic workers leaders to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 03:33 PM

In partnership with the FES, LO-Norway, national trade unions and others, the IDWF gathered domestic workers leaders and other social partners to discuss concrete suggestions to address rights gaps of migrant domestic workers in the region.

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Planning for Success: a Manual for domestic workers and their organizations

Planning for Success: a Manual for domestic workers and their organizations

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 14, 2018 05:36 PM

This manual will inspire domestic workers, their organizations, and their supporters to build strong organizations of domestic workers. As it is only through organizing and collective action in the labour, economic and social spheres that domestic workers will obtain respect and the rights afforded to other workers to decent jobs that earn a decent living, and to access labour and social protection throughout their lives.

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Report on the IDWF at the IUF 27th Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 August -1 September 2017

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 10, 2017 05:20 PM

Under article 13 of the IUF, IDWF is a special group of IUF. Hence IDWF was invited to participate in the congress and was represented by the president Myrtle Witbooi, General Secretary Elizabeth Tang, Executive Committee member, Shirley Pryce and Regional Coordinators, Karin Pape and Vicky Kanyoka.

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Switzerland: "We demand the respect and rights that other workers enjoy!" Shirley Pryce's speech at the IUF Congress

Switzerland: "We demand the respect and rights that other workers enjoy!" Shirley Pryce's speech at the IUF Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2017 05:46 PM

Read Shirley Pryce's speech on Aug 31 at the 27th World Congress of the The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF).

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ILO What Works Research Brief No. 9 - Implementation of international labour standards for domestic workers

ILO What Works Research Brief No. 9 - Implementation of international labour standards for domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 20, 2017 04:07 PM

Since the adoption of Convention No. 189, over 70 ILO member States have acted to ensure decent working conditions for domestic workers.

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Switzerland: "Our work makes all work possible," Myrtle Witbooi says at the IUF Congress

Switzerland: "Our work makes all work possible," Myrtle Witbooi says at the IUF Congress

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 31, 2017 05:44 PM

On Aug 30, Myrtle Witbooi, President of the IDWF speaks at the 27th World Congress of the The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF).

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Lebanon: MENA civil society consultation on the Global Compact on Migration

Lebanon: MENA civil society consultation on the Global Compact on Migration

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 08, 2017 05:28 PM

Marie-José Tayah, Regional Coordinator for MENA participated alongside migrant domestic workers leaders in the country.

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