International Domestic Workers Day

Together with our domestic worker sisters all around the world, NDWA is celebrating International Domestic Workers Day on June 16--and all week long!

International Domestic Workers Day celebrates the 2011 passage of the International Labor Organization Convention 189 for Decent Work for Domestic Workers. The landslide victory represented an historic step forward towards domestic work being recognized as work like any other, and establishing fundamental labor protections. After winning C189, we domestic workers could focus our attention on building a strong, democratic and united domestic workers global organization to protect and advance domestic workers’ rights everywhere, and in 2013 we formalized the International Domestic Workers Federation. It is the first, and only, global union federation led by and made up primarily of women, with 67 affiliated domestic worker organizations in 54 countries! 2021 is a special International Domestic Workers Day because we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Convention 189 as well as our victories and our movement here in the U.S.

Here’s what we’re doing this year and how you can get involved!

Sunday, June 13th: 6am pacific / 7am mountain / 8 am central / 9am eastern
Global celebration with the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF)

There will be speakers from domestic worker organizations around the world, including our own Gilda Blanco, NDWA’s elected representative on the IDWF Executive Committee. Start your day off right by joining this world-wide celebration!
Register here to get the Zoom link and instructions to join.

Wednesday, June 16th: all day long
Social media campaign to celebrate International Domestic Workers Day

Click here to see and share a message on Facebook
Click here to watch and share a video on the 10th anniversary of Convention 189
Click here to watch and share a video that invites all domestic workers to join NDWA! 

Thursday, June 17th: See times below
NDWA Worker Webinar on International Domestic Workers Day

This webinar is for ALL domestic workers in NDWA to come together to celebrate and talk about what’s next!

Join in English at 7pm eastern / 6pm central / 5pm mountain / 4pm pacific

Join in Spanish at 8pm eastern / 7pm central / 6pm mountain / 5pm pacific