Sign today to Stop all Abuses of Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

21 February, 2014 | IDWF | IDWF

Sign today to Stop all Abuses of Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, an Indonesian domestic worker working in Hong Kong was sent back to Indonesia on January 10, after working 8 months in Hong Kong.  On arrival at the airport, she was found so badly injured that she was immediately hospitalized.  Until today, she has been at hospital.  Erwiana’s horrific abuse underlines the urgent need for the Hong Kong government to ensure thousands of migrant domestic workers do not suffer exploitation at the hands of recruitment agencies and their employers.

Before Long - Legal protection for Domestic workers ….!!

20 February, 2014 | Domestic Workers Union, Sri Lanka | Domestic Workers Union, Sri Lanka

So says the Domestic Workers’ Union which is the first union of its kind, Registered in 2012 on the principle of safeguarding, promoting and furthering the working and living conditions of the domestic workers, who have, to date not recognized as workers within the meaning of the Industrial Disputes Act. The Domestic Workers’ Union and the Ceylon Workers’ Red Flag Union together worked hard to mobilize domestic workers for more than 5 years, prepared a legal draft to protect rights of domestic workers.

Khobragade's Arrest: Hold diplomats accountable. Justice for domestic workers

31 December, 2013 | IDWF

The International Domestic Worker Federation call for your urgent actions to support Sangeeta Richard, a domestic worker of Indian diplomat in the USA Dr. Devyani Khobragade.  IDWF, together with our affiliate, the NDWA in the US, want to claim justice for the domestic worker.

Tell Governor Brown & State Legislature: It's Time for a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

30 March, 2013 | NDWA | NDWA


Hundreds of domestic workers in California are kicking off their Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign in Los Angeles.

Domestic workers from across California have one message today: domestic workers care for the families and homes of California with respect; it’s time for California to take care of its domestic workers so they can provide for their own families.

Take action to pass the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2013!

Click here to sign the petition in support of these courageous women and the Bill of Rights today.

Join NDWA to support Indian garment workers

27 March, 2013 | NDWA | NDWA


Let Gap executives know you support the rights of Indian garment workers. 

Tell Gap that retaliatory firings must stop & that ALL workers deserve dignity, respect & labor protections.

Please send your email via Supporting Garment Workers in India.

Urging the Cambodian government to ratify ILO Convention 189 concerning decent work for domestic workers

7 March, 2013 | CDWN | CDWN


A call for co-signatories for International Women's Day in Cambodia.

Cambodian Government should ratify ILO Convention 189 concerning decent work for domestic workers!

  • Domestic workers' rights are women rights!
  • Domestic workers' rights are human rights!
  • Promote, protect and respect our domestic workers!

Please show your support to the Cambodian domestic workers by signing the petition:

Urging the Cambodian government to ratify ILO Convention 189 concerning decent work for domestic workers

Sign to Support Caribbean Domestic Workers

7 March, 2013 | IDWN | IDWN


In about a week's time, we will be celebrating the International Women's Day.  The Caribbean Domestic Workers' Network is collecting signatures to ask their governments to ratify C189 to protect rights of all domestic workers.  All signatures will be submitted to Ministers of Labor on March 8, 2013.

Please sign on!

Sign to Support Caribbean Domestic Workers

MTUC opposes to migrant workers levy

20 February, 2013 | IDWN


The IDWN has signed a joint statement issued by MTUC on Minimum Wage Policy and Migrant Workers Levy and now invites all of you to sign on and support the migrant workers in Malaysia.


- No to Wage Deduction to recover Levy Payable By Employers -

Joint Statement

Please send your endorsement to and/or Thank you!

Tell Governor Brown to Clean Up His Act

31 December, 2012 | NDWA | NDWA

On Sunday, September 30, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Governor Brown had the opportunity to help lead the nation towards progress and equality for our growing, vital workforce of women. Instead, he chose to set us all back.

Join us in telling Governor Brown that you can veto a bill, but you can't veto a movement.

No World Cup without workers' rights: Help us fill all 21282 seats

1 December, 2012 | IDWN | Equal Times, ITUC, The Himalayan Times

More people will die building Qatar's World Cup stadiums than will play in the World Cup.

Local laws in Qatar stop migrant workers from forming a trade union, collectively bargaining for better wages, and healthy and safe work.  Nearly 200 Nepali workers die each year in Qatar. Qatar refuses to publicly count the number of workers who die or are injured on the job.

We want people to know about the problems facing workers in Qatar, where more people will die building the World Cup infrastructure than will play in the World Cup.
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