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The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) message to Peru government. Ratify C189.

2014-6-12 For the coming June 16, IDWF leaders would like to say...

On the coming June 16, we are going to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the C189 and join with domestic worker around the world to celebrate and to remind governments to ratify and implement the Convention 189!

"Domestic Workers are Workers. Ratify C189 Now!"

2014-6-4 25 years after Tiananmen - Remember and fight

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

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

2014-6-3 Myrtle Witbooi speaks at the Standards Committee, ILC 2014

Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, speaks at the Standards Committee, ILC 2014 on June 3

Myrtle Witbooi made a passionate statement at the Standards Committee to denounce the abuse and exploitation endured by domestic workers in Saudi Arabia, and against the kafala system that prevents them from leaving their employers even if they are abused. Flagging the shortcomings of existing legislation to protect migrant domestic workers in Saudi Arabia, she made a call to stop the abuse, and to see that legislation complies with C189.

2014-5-30 Myrtle Witbooi shares at the 2014 LabourStart Conference plenary

Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, spoke at the 2014 LabourStart Conference plenary on "How do we build power at the global workplace? Experiences in building various models."

2014-5-29 Myrtle Witbooi speaks at the ILC 2014

Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President, speaks at the ILC 2014 on May 29

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2014-5-22 Elizabeth Tang talks about IDWF & domestic workers

Elizabeth Tang, IDWF General Secretary talks about IDWF & domestic workers at the ITUC Congress on RadioLabour, 2014 May 22.

2014-5-15 Myrtle Witbooi talks about the importance of ratification of C189

"Whatever you are, whether you are a farm worker or domestic worker, you must be ‪proud‬ of yourself. Because there is something in ourselves‬. When I was a ‪domestic worker‬, I did not know that I could ‪speak‬, I did not know I ‪could‬ stand on the stage..."

2014-5-1 Hong Kong Domestic Workers ask for change on May Day

Domestic Workers in Hong Kong ask for change on the International Workers' Day. Hear what they are trying to say!
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