Events & training on domestic work

  1. Trade Unions Workshop on Decent Work for Migrant Domestic Workers in Zimbabwe

    18 - 19 March 2015

    Zimbabwe Domestic and Allied Workers Union (ZDAWU) and Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) conducted a workshop to develop an action plan to promote decent work for migrant and national domestic workers. The workshop took place in the framework of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their families (GAP-MDW).

  2. SADSAWU Strategy Development Workshop for Organizing and Recruiting Migrant Domestic Workers

    6 - 7 March 2015

    The South African Domestic Services and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU) organized a strategic planning workshop with an aim to review the activities for recruitment and organising of migrant domestic workers in South Africa. The workshop took place in the framework of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their families (GAP-MDW).

  3. Regional Conference on the Labour Dimensions of Trafficking in Persons in the ASEAN region

    27 - 29 January 2015

    Criminal justice and labour officers, inspectors and labour attachés from the ASEAN member states, social partners and other stakeholders participated in a regional conference on the Labour Dimensions of Trafficking in Persons organized with an aim to enhance participants’ understanding of the labour migration management, labour exploitation and criminal justice elements of labour trafficking.

  4. Founding Congress of Domestic Workers Union in Lebanon

    25 January 2015

    The Founding Congress of Domestic Workers Union in Lebanon took place on 25 January 2015 in Beirut with participation of 300 domestic and migrant domestic workers. The union is affiliated to the National Federation of Workers’ and Employees’ Unions in Lebanon (FENASOL).

  5. Policy Round Table and Research Discussion on Migrant Domestic Workers in Ukraine-Poland Corridor

    23 December 2014

    A policy round table was organized at the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine to present research findings on migrant domestic workers in Ukraine-Poland migration corridor, conducted under the auspices of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW).

  6. Cooperating Out of Isolation: The Case of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait

    14 - 15 December 2014

    Representatives from governments, worker’s organisations, informal domestic worker networks, and national and international experts on workers’ self-organisation gather in Amman to discuss and explore potential organizing services for domestic workers including cooperatives in Arab States.

  7. National Workshop for Policy Dialogue and Research Discussion on Employers of Domestic Workers in Malaysia

    9 December 2014

    ILO constituents and representatives of government, workers’ and employers’ organizations discussed results of the research on needs, preferences and practices of employers of domestic workers, conducted under the auspices of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers (GAP-MDW).

  8. Workshop of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine on the Role of Trade Unions in the Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers

    8 - 9 December 2014

    The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (CFTUU or KVPU) organized a two-day workshop for its members of in order to agree on practical steps to reach out to domestic and migrant domestic workers, and effectively protect their labour rights. The workshop was organized in the framework of Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW) under thematic umbrella “Role of Trade Unions in the Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Ukraine”.

  9. Workshop of the All-Ukrainian Union of Workers Solidarity VOST “VOLYA” on the Role of Trade Unions in the Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers

    6 December 2014

    Leaders of the All-Ukrainian Union of Workers Solidarity VOST “VOLYA” organized a sensitization workshop on migrant domestic workers’ rights with an aim to build union’s capacity in order to reach out to domestic and migrant domestic workers, effectively protect their labour rights and raise awareness on the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work. The workshop was organized in the framework of Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW) under thematic umbrella “Role of Trade Unions in the Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Ukraine”.

  10. Domestic Workers’ Rights Awareness Campaign in Paraguay

    1 December 2014

    Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security and domestic workers’ organizations of Paraguay with the support of the ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW) launched a campaign to promote domestic workers' rights and to improve compliance with the national law.