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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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Africa: A Big Leap on Digital Communication Skills under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Africa: A Big Leap on Digital Communication Skills under the COVID-19 Pandemic

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 28, 2020 05:00 PM

A Big Leap on Digital Communication Skills under the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Namibia: The government passed the C189 and C190 on December 9

Namibia: The government passed the C189 and C190 on December 9

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 06:14 PM

On 9th December NDAWU celebrated the achievement on the ratification of Convention 189 and 190, Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) aimed at improving domestic workers working conditions.

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Togo: SYNADOT's organizational development

Togo: SYNADOT's organizational development

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 05:54 PM

Togo is among the Francophone country in Africa which shows a lot of achievement in organizational development in 2020.

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Belgium: Domestic Workers, all Women were Elected as Shop Stewards in their Companies to Represent the Rights and Interests of all Workers

Belgium: Domestic Workers, all Women were Elected as Shop Stewards in their Companies to Represent the Rights and Interests of all Workers

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 05:22 PM

Elections of shop stewards to represent all employees of companies are held every four years in Belgian companies employing more than 50 workers.

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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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Jamaica: Domestic Workers are Included in the Sexual Harassment Bill

Jamaica: Domestic Workers are Included in the Sexual Harassment Bill

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 07:28 PM

Domestic Workers are Included in the Sexual Harassment Bill

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Nicaragua: FETRADOMOV inaugurates the Regional School on LGBTI Rights

Nicaragua: FETRADOMOV inaugurates the Regional School on LGBTI Rights

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 26, 2020 03:12 PM

This November 26, FETRADOMOV inaugurates a Virtual Regional School on LGBTI Rights, in conllaboration with the Central American Network for LGBTI Labor Justice and the Alliance for LGBTI Labor Rights of Nicaragua, of which FETRADOMOV is a part.

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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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Nicaragua: Interview with Andrea Morales

Nicaragua: Interview with Andrea Morales

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 09, 2020 02:15 PM

"On the International Day to Eradicate Poverty, we spoke to unionists and domestic worker leaders on their insights of how poverty affects the sector of domestic work and how women bear its disproportionate burden. Full of power, these leaders envisioned a more equitable world, with decent work for domestic workers, free of economic and gendered violence. Hear their voices!"

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Argentina: Interview with Ana Núñez

Argentina: Interview with Ana Núñez

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 09, 2020 02:40 PM

"On the International Day to Eradicate Poverty, we spoke to unionists and domestic worker leaders on their insights of how poverty affects the sector of domestic work and how women bear its disproportionate burden. Full of power, these leaders envisioned a more equitable world, with decent work for domestic workers, free of economic and gendered violence. Hear their voices!"

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Namibia: Interview with Justina Jonas

Namibia: Interview with Justina Jonas

by IDWFED — last modified Nov 30, 2020 04:42 PM

On the International Day to Eradicate Poverty, we spoke to unionists and domestic worker leaders on their insights of how poverty affects the sector of domestic work and how women bear its disproportionate burden. Full of power, these leaders envisioned a more equitable world, with decent work for domestic workers, free of economic and gendered violence. Hear their voices!

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Namibia: Interview with Nellie Dina Kahua

Namibia: Interview with Nellie Dina Kahua

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 06, 2020 10:20 PM

On the International Day to Eradicate Poverty, we spoke to unionists and domestic worker leaders on their insights of how poverty affects the sector of domestic work and how women bear its disproportionate burden. Full of power, these leaders envisioned a more equitable world, with decent work for domestic workers, free of economic and gendered violence. Hear their voices!

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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 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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Jamaica: JHWU and the LMIS signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the use of the database and the services for the domestic workers

Jamaica: JHWU and the LMIS signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the use of the database and the services for the domestic workers

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 22, 2020 10:55 PM

JHWU and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (LMIS) in Jamaica have signed a memorandum of understanding, on October 14, to promote the use of the database and the services offered by the Ministry for the domestic workers members of the union, in line with the government's policy on poverty reduction.

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Indonesia: Repeal the Omnibus Law, Stop Labor Informalization, Enact the Domestic Workers Protection Bill!

Indonesia: Repeal the Omnibus Law, Stop Labor Informalization, Enact the Domestic Workers Protection Bill!

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 14, 2020 08:32 PM

IDWF pledges our support and solidarity with all Indonesian workers, especially domestic workers and the people in their fights for a just and fair economy that benefit all.

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Tanzania: October 9 - Domestic Workers in Tanzania reminded their government to ratify C189

Tanzania: October 9 - Domestic Workers in Tanzania reminded their government to ratify C189

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 15, 2020 05:02 PM

"CHODAWU- Domestic Workers Unite! Yes We Can! Government ratify ILO C189."

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Argentina: Tripartite agreement signed on World Day for Decent Work

by IDWFED — last modified Oct 15, 2020 01:03 PM

"It seemed important to us on the day of recognition of decent work to sign this agreement with two sectors that are so important that carry out care."

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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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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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India: Impact of Lockdown on the life of Domestic workers: Sample Survey Analysis and Demands for redressal from the Government

India: Impact of Lockdown on the life of Domestic workers: Sample Survey Analysis and Demands for redressal from the Government

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 16, 2020 04:46 PM

The National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) Maharashtra made a sample survey to assess the impact of covid crisis on Domestic Workers. The analysis report and our demands were presented to the press during the Press Conference organised by the State Platform for Domestic Workers. We have launched signature campaign in the areas. The signature will be submitted by the delegation to all the District Collectors and the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) where NDWM Maharashtra is operating.

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Peru: C189 is set to be implemented as the new domestic workers law is passed

Peru: C189 is set to be implemented as the new domestic workers law is passed

by IDWFED — last modified Dec 26, 2020 06:37 PM

The new law protects domestic workers’ rights on:minimum salary, working hours, protection against COVID-19, sexual harassment and many more.

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Asia: Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong told their stories under COVID-19

Asia: Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong told their stories under COVID-19

by IDWFED — last modified Sep 09, 2020 07:42 PM

The protection of Indonesia migrant workers will improve only when the government are taking serious to implement the new law.

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Asia: Alternative Livelihood for Domestic Workers Under COVID-19 Economic Crisis: Learning from the Best Practices in Asia

Asia: Alternative Livelihood for Domestic Workers Under COVID-19 Economic Crisis: Learning from the Best Practices in Asia

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 22, 2020 03:05 PM

We foresee a long journey toward the crisis recovery and full legal protection of domestic workers. We see the need for an alternative economic and livelihood initiatives that can secure domestic workers’ income and livelihood so that they are resilient in time 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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Cambodia: Global Union Federations demand release of Rong Chhun and other trade unionists

Cambodia: Global Union Federations demand release of Rong Chhun and other trade unionists

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 07, 2020 03:55 PM

Global Union Federations with affiliates across Asia Pacific region strongly condemns the arrest of Rong Chhun, President Cambodian Confederation of Unions and calls upon the Royal Government of Cambodia to drop the charges and immediately release him.

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Indonesia: House Postpones the Deliberation of the Long Overdue Domestic Workers Protection Bill; Domestic Workers' Voices Are Being Neglected.

Indonesia: House Postpones the Deliberation of the Long Overdue Domestic Workers Protection Bill; Domestic Workers' Voices Are Being Neglected.

by IDWFED — last modified Aug 07, 2020 05:29 PM

IDWF and JALA PRT deeply regret the postponing of this bill that left almost 5 million DWs in the country unprotected. DWs and their families are among the marginalized communities that are living in poverty. The government can no longer neglect and put the fates of the 5 million people afloat.

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