Barbro Budin: The importance of collective strength

3 September, 2014 | Barbro Budin | Barbro Budin

Barbro Budin, Project and Gender Equality Coordinator of the IUF spoke at a side event: "Decent Work for Migrant Domestic Workers" organized by the International Labour Office (ILO) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on September 3, 2014.

IDWF – an affiliate of the IUF and WIEGO

30 July, 2014 | IDWF | IDWF

In May this year, the IDWF affiliated to the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) and, in July, to Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), thus formalizing its relationship with its two close long-standing partners.

Both the IUF and WIEGO have been instrumental in the birth and subsequent development of the IDWF – from a “Network” to a “Federation” today, as cited by the General Secretary, Elizabeth Tang in her Activity Report at the Founding Congress of the IDWF in Montevideo, Uruguay, October 2013.

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.

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!

IDWF leaders sing for the June 16 International Domestic Workers' Day

12 June, 2014 | IDWF | Fish Ip

For the coming June 16 2014, IDWF leaders would like to say...

IDWF Leadership Capacity-Building Workshop

10 June, 2014 | Elizabeth Tang | Elizabeth Tang

The International Domestic Workers Federation held a four-day training workshop in Geneva, June 7-10, 2014 to build the capacity of its leaders to effectively direct a global workers organization. It was the first face-to-face meeting of the Executive Committee, Coordinators and Technical Team since the election at the Founding Congress in Uruguay last October. The workshop also provided an opportunity for the IDWF leadership team to get better acquainted with one another.

IDWF Executive committee members and coordinators training and meeting

10 June, 2014 | IDWF | Fish Ip

IDWF Executive committee members and coordinators training and meeting.

IDWF Demo to Qatar in front of UN

6 June, 2014 | Fish Ip | IDWF

IDWF organized a demonstration in front of UN Building to demand Qatar Government to protect all migrant workers, end Kafala system. IUF, BWI, IYCS, trade unions also joined the demonstration.

Mme Asmaou Bah from Guinee, representing IUF/IDWF speaking at ILO Assembly Hall

5 June, 2014 | Sofia Trevino | Sofia Trevino

Mme Asmaou Bah from Guinee, representing IUF/IDWF. She is also the Chair of the African Domestic Workers Network.
Any work done without consent is forced labour

"Any work done without consent is forced labour" was the message sent in a strong statement by Mme Asmaou Bah when addressing government and workers' representatives yesterday at the ILO Assembly Hall.

Elizabeth Tang speaks in front of UN in Geneva at the "Route of Shame" action

4 June, 2014 | IUFglobal | IUFglobal

25 years after Tiananmen - Remember and fight

"This is about all the workers in the world to have democracy & human rights & trade unions' rights.

Elizabeth Tang speaks in front of UN in Geneva at the "Route of Shame" action. June 4, 2014
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