Vicky Kanyoka: You need to put pressure on countries (Swedish only)


Invited by the Swedish LO-TCO (Secretariat of International Trade Union Development Co-operation), Vicky Kanyoka, IDWF Regional Coordinator - Africa, attended at the Nordic Women’s Forum in Malmö, Sweden on June 13, Friday.  She was interviewed by the LO-TCO and talked about the need of ratification of C189.

Ghana DWs call on government to ratify C189

16 June, 2014 | Adwoa Sakyi | Adwoa Sakyi

The Ghana government has been called upon to ratify ILO Convention 189 (2011) as early as possible to make those in the sector enjoy equal rights as other workers.

The IUF Africa Regional Women’s Project Coordinator, Adwoa Sakyi made the call at this year’s commemoration of International Domestic Workers (IDW) day in Accra.

Sister Adwoa noted that in spite of commitments to ratify the convention since 2011, Ghana is yet to ratify it. She however, gave the encouragement that the story would be different this year because in his 2014 state of the nation address, the President of Ghana disclosed that the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry has initiated the process for the validation of the Domestic Workers Regulation. This could lead to the final ratification.

India: POST CARD campaign to the Prime Minister

16 June, 2014 | Jharkhand Gharelu Kamgar Union/NDWM | Jharkhand Gharelu Kamgar Union/NDWM

Jharkhand Gharelu Kamgar Union/NDWM: Newspaper cutting of International Domestic Workers day program in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The POST CARD campaign to the Prime Minister for the Ratification of ILO Convention 189 and a National Comprehensive legislation for Domestic Workers besides call for implementing the Social Security Schemes were the top priorities on 16th June.

Bangladesh: NDWWU week long celebrating program of International Domestic Workers' Day

16 June, 2014 | NDWWU | NDWWU

Report on week long celebrating program of International Domestic Workers Day

National Domestic Women Workers Union NDWWU along with Domestic Workers Rights Network DWRN and Bangladesh Labour Rights Forum BLRF celebrate the International Domestic Workers day in deferent manner. The three organizations jointly organized a week long program for celebrating the remark day.

Nepal Independent Domestic Workers Union demands for workers' rights

16 June, 2014 | Sonu Danuwar Chaudhary | Sonu Danuwar Chaudhary

In total 15 demands were submitted today and some of those demands are listed below:
1. Rectification of ILO Convention 189
2. Legalizing the Domestic Workers and providing each of them with an unique ID
3. Minimum wage of Domestic workers to be fixed beforehand
4. Weekly holiday to be given
5. A proper written deal to be made between the domestic worker and the employer

South Africa - SADSAWU celebrates C189

16 June, 2014 | SADSAWU | Saliem Patel

SADSAWU celebrates C189. Domestic work is work! Workers Rights for all domestic workers!

Domestic Workers in Korea ask the government to ratify C189

16 June, 2014 | Oksoon Cheong | IUF Korea

National Household Managers' Coop (NHMC, affiliated to IDWF) together with Korean Working Women Association (KWWA) took an event to commemorate the 3nd anniversary of C189 and to demand the Korean gov't to ratify it and recognize domestic workers as rights by revising labor standard law.

Celebrate the 2014 International Domestic Workers' Day

16 June, 2014 | IDWF | Domestic Workers around the world

Domestic workers around the world celebrating their special day!

Mexico: Require ratification of the C189

15 June, 2014 | Caceh Centro de Apoyo | Caceh Centro de Apoyo

Necesario la Ratificacion del Convenio 189 de la OIT.

16 de Junio, celebramos el 3er aniversario de la firma del Convenio 189, sobre trabajo decente/digno de la Organizacion Internacional del Trabajo. Mexico no ha hecho mas que anuncios para quedar bien cada vez que se le pregunta sobre este proceso. El 31 de Marzo estas fueron las palabras del Senor Secretario de Gobernacion “hay que resaltar la trascendencia del Convenio 189 adoptado por la Organizacion Internacional del Trabajo, el cual, a nombre del Presidente Enrique Pena Nieto, me comprometo enviar al Senado para su estudio y ratificacion.

FADWU Hong Kong Domestic Workers celebrate the anniversary of C189

15 June, 2014 | FADWU | FADWU

16th June 2011 is the day for Domestic Workers! FADWU had held activity on Mong Kok Pedestrian Street on today, 15 June. We celebrated third anniversary of the C189 (ILO Convention 189: Domestic Workers Convention) which state Domestic Workers are Workers!
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