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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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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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USA: A statement in support of #BlackLivesMatter: Injury to one is an Injury to all

USA: A statement in support of #BlackLivesMatter: Injury to one is an Injury to all

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 05, 2020 12:38 PM

We join our sisters and brothers of our affiliates - the United Domestic Workers of America, National Domestic Workers Alliance, We Dream in Black and all Black community organizers and Black-led initiatives, in calls for action supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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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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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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CSW64: Global Unions are disappointed with the Political Declaration adopted by the governments

CSW64: Global Unions are disappointed with the Political Declaration adopted by the governments

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 11, 2020 09:19 PM

Statement by: The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Education International (EI), Public Services International (PSI), UNI Global Union, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Federation of Journalist (IFJ), International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)

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Global: IDWF Program Manager - Advocacy & Campaign (CLOSED)

Global: IDWF Program Manager - Advocacy & Campaign (CLOSED)

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 31, 2020 12:50 PM

IDWF is hiring Program Manager - Advocacy & Campaign (12 months contract)

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Global: 2019 Year End message from the President of the IDWF - "Let us remain as united and committed to serve."

Global: 2019 Year End message from the President of the IDWF - "Let us remain as united and committed to serve."

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 30, 2019 10:58 PM

We look forward to a great new year and let us remain as united and committed to serve those that elected us. We may get a little bit tired along the way but as long as we carry each other we will win many more.

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GBV and C190 Campaigns and Awareness-raising Activities by IDWF Affiliates in all Regions

GBV and C190 Campaigns and Awareness-raising Activities by IDWF Affiliates in all Regions

by IDWFED — last modified Feb 10, 2020 05:50 PM

GBV and C190 Campaigns and Awareness-raising Activities by IDWF Affiliates in all Regions

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Global: November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Global: November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 23, 2019 07:17 PM

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women this year, we in particular think of all those women who have been injured and even sacrificed their lives amid police and military violence during protests for freedom and democracy in various parts of the world – from Hong Kong and Chile to Bolivia and Lebanon.

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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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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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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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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 Oct 31, 2019 05:26 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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 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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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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USA: Why Every Woman Should See Roma

USA: Why Every Woman Should See Roma

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 08, 2019 04:21 PM

The film is a win for domestic workers. NDWA's Ai-jen Poo and Alicia Garza reflect on the movie and how it is a must-see for women from all walks of life.

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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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