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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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Solidarity Statement with the Oppressed in the Ongoing Violence in Palestine

Solidarity Statement with the Oppressed in the Ongoing Violence in Palestine

by IDWFED — last modified May 24, 2021 11:33 PM

It is in this spirit of solidarity that the IDWF expresses its grief for the lives lost in the escalating violence in Palestine and Israel. Many innocent lives lost among which is a domestic worker, Soumya Santhosh, whom we mourn greatly.

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Taiwan: Mothers Against Blood and Sweat on May 1 – Protection for Domestic Work !

by Fish Ip — last modified May 03, 2021 12:59 PM

DCU together with MENT demand for Domestic Service Act!

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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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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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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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Africa: Domestic Workers in Tanzania, Zambia, and Burkina Faso organized entrepreneurial initiatives to tackle COVID-19 and support each other´s economy.

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 11, 2021 04:58 PM

The IGA initiative is of great importance because it lets the members and the branches maintain their sustainability while generating an income that helps the organization and the Domestic Workers to feel protected.

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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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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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Trinidad and Tobago: The pandemic will not stop the fight of Domestic Workers in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago: The pandemic will not stop the fight of Domestic Workers in Trinidad and Tobago

by IDWFED — last modified Mar 11, 2021 05:11 PM

The insights of Ida Le-Blanc, General Secretary of National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE), in Trinidad and Tobago.

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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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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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