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In Solidarity: IDWF calls for the inclusion of domestic workers in evacuation plans in Afghanistan

In Solidarity: IDWF calls for the inclusion of domestic workers in evacuation plans in Afghanistan

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 21, 2021 05:41 PM

We call for the inclusion of domestic workers in evacuation plans and the creation of safe channels for the return of low-waged migrants in Afghanistan to their home countries.

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Sri Lanka: Minister of Labor pledges to make laws for domestic workers

Sri Lanka: Minister of Labor pledges to make laws for domestic workers

by Fish Ip — last modified Aug 16, 2021 02:13 PM

With over a decade's fight for a domestic workers law by the Domestic Workers Union (DWU), Hon Namal Siripala De Silva, Labour minister of Sri Lanka, has promised now to bring cabinet paper within 2 weeks time to legally protect domestic workers.

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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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PERTIMIG Held Its First Online Founding Congress Amidst Malaysia Lockdown

PERTIMIG Held Its First Online Founding Congress Amidst Malaysia Lockdown

by IDWFED — last modified Jun 21, 2021 03:07 PM

Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers Association (PERTIMIG) held the 1st Online Founding Congress on 13th June 2021 despite Malaysia lockdown, proving how domestic workers movement is unstoppable and strong.

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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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Hong Kong: Financial Accounting Manager

Hong Kong: Financial Accounting Manager

by IDWFED — last modified May 31, 2021 10:58 PM

We are hiring a Financial Accounting Manager to fulfill the following key responsibilities and tasks.

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Malaysia: AMMPO and PERTIMIG welcomes Government's move to cover some social security of domestic workers

Malaysia: AMMPO and PERTIMIG welcomes Government's move to cover some social security of domestic workers

by Fish Ip — last modified May 03, 2021 11:09 AM

The two migrant domestic workers organizations issue a joint May Day statement in response to the announcement of the Ministry of Human Resource (MoHR) in Malaysia to extend social security coverage to domestic workers. Yet, concrete

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2021 May Day: Joint Statement from Online Asia Assembly of Migrant Domestic Workers

2021 May Day: Joint Statement from Online Asia Assembly of Migrant Domestic Workers

by Fish Ip — last modified May 01, 2021 10:49 PM

Despite the COVID19 restrictions and all kind of suppressions, workers are resilient. Without resilience, without struggle, there will be no way to get light for our plight. On International Labour Day, migrant domestic workers (MDWs) leaders from Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and Singapore join together at an online assembly. FADWU Hong Kong initiates the assembly.

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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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Letter to UN

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 24, 2021 10:58 PM

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Press release - Myanmar

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 24, 2021 10:57 PM

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Global: IDWF joining 181 Organizations for Women's Rights Call Upon United Nations (UN) Security Council to Hold Myanmar Military Accountable for Violence Against Women

Global: IDWF joining 181 Organizations for Women's Rights Call Upon United Nations (UN) Security Council to Hold Myanmar Military Accountable for Violence Against Women

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 24, 2021 10:59 PM

Amplifying the people’s call for justice, together, the 182 members of the global women’s rights movement call upon the Security Council: " We are now asking you to take all necessary measures against the Myanmar military, in order to break the cycles of violence and abuse that have gone on for too long."

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Registration - IDWF Event_CSW65 Virtual Forum

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 13, 2021 10:35 PM

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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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Asia Pacific GCM Review: Migrant Domestic Workers Organizing is leading to changes, claim Fish Ip of IDWF

Asia Pacific GCM Review: Migrant Domestic Workers Organizing is leading to changes, claim Fish Ip of IDWF

by Fish Ip — last modified Mar 13, 2021 05:08 PM

On the second day of the Asia-Pacific Regional Review of Implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Fish Ip, the IDWF Asia regional coordinator, spoke at the first Roundtable on "Ensuring that migration is voluntary, regular, safe and orderly (addressing objectives 2, 5, 6, 12 and 18 of the Global Compact)", co-organized by ILO, UNESCO and UNFCCC. She describes how organizing of migrant domestic workers is leading to changes bit by bit.

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Asia Pacific GCM review: Place Migrants in the centre, not in the dark, Shiella Estrada spoke at the Launch of GCM review

Asia Pacific GCM review: Place Migrants in the centre, not in the dark, Shiella Estrada spoke at the Launch of GCM review

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 13, 2021 05:12 PM

Shiella Estrada, migrant domestic worker leader, spoke at the launch of the first Asia-Pacific Regional Review of Implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) from 10th-12th March 2021. She calls for listening to migrants, the right to freedom of association and basic labour rights.

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Indonesia: A country that is pro Violence and Neglect Domestic Workers - Jala PRT says

by Fish Ip — last modified Feb 19, 2021 10:38 AM

On the day of Indonesian National Domestic Workers Day which is a day to remember how Sunarsih, a 14-year child domestic worker, died from abuse by her employer, Jala PRT presses the government of Indonesia to adopt domestic workers law. Here is the statement of Jala PRT.

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India: Letter to the Prime Minister to understand the plight of domestic workers

by Fish Ip — last modified Feb 08, 2021 01:16 PM

The National Platform of Domestic Workers writes to the Prime Minister against the exclusion of informal workers in the New Labour Codes

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India: Demand to the Parliament to consider domestic workers in New Labour Codes discussion

by Fish Ip — last modified Feb 08, 2021 01:08 PM

The National Platform of Domestic Workers presses the members of the Parliament in India to consider the importance to include the rights of domestic workers in the New Labour Codes.

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India: Domestic Workers nation-wide protest against exclusion by new labour codes

India: Domestic Workers nation-wide protest against exclusion by new labour codes

by Fish Ip — last modified Feb 08, 2021 01:20 PM

The National Platform of Domestic Workers (NPDW) protested all over India against the exclusion of domestic workers as workers and to any rights to social security.

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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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Philippines: Jobs for Domestic Workers under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Philippines: Jobs for Domestic Workers under the COVID-19 Pandemic

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 07:23 PM

Jobs for Domestic Workers under the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Malaysia: The Indonesia migrant domestic workers finally formed their own organization – PERTIMIG

Malaysia: The Indonesia migrant domestic workers finally formed their own organization – PERTIMIG

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 05:38 PM

The Indonesia migrant domestic workers in Malaysia finally formed their own organization – the Persatuan Pekerja Rumah Tangga Indonesia Migran (PERTIMIG) in December 2019 and became operational this year with 90 domestic workers in 2020.

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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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Malaysia: Migrant Domestic Workers Held Social Dialogue with the Ministry, Trade Unions, NGOs to Demand an Inclusive Labour Rights Protection

Malaysia: Migrant Domestic Workers Held Social Dialogue with the Ministry, Trade Unions, NGOs to Demand an Inclusive Labour Rights Protection

by IDWFED — last modified Jan 28, 2021 04:37 PM

The event titled “Inclusive Labor Law Reform: Migrants and Domestic Workers Have the Rights Too!”, was the first part of the migration dialogue series to commemorate the International Migrants Day 2020.

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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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