The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) is receiving the Silver Rose Award in the category “Organising International Solidarity” from Solidar. The award honors IDWF’s achievements to build a strong, democratic and united domestic/ household workers global organization to protect and advance domestic workers’ rights everywhere. IDWF is the only international trade union federation led by women. It aims to organise a united, international voice for domestic workers and, on a local level, to build collective strength to ensure rights of domestic workers.
IDWF was awarded Silver Rose Award 2015 by SOLIDAR in the award category “Organizing International Solidarity”. IDWF General Secretary, Elizabeth Tang, received the award on behalf of us.
Congratulations to all of us!
Wellington Chibebe, Deputy General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), presented the award to Elizabeth. Click HERE to hear his introduction to IDWF.
International solidarity can make magic, Elizabeth told.
Elizabeth shared to the ceremony audiences that domestic workers gain love and strength through international solidarity. We also know that we need to fight not only in the countries but globally to win our rights. The biggest challenges ahead of us was IDWF is still tiny – there are millions of domestic workers in the world. She also urged the European government to protect all rights of domestic workers, especially the migrants. Governments like the UK should stop regressions in the rights of domestic workers. We should also press the governments of the Gulf countries where domestic workers do not enjoy any rights at all.