IDWF is a membership-based global organization of domestic and household workers. A domestic or household worker is any person engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship. They believe domestic work is work and all domestic and household workers deserve to enjoy the same rights as all other workers.
Their objective is to build a strong, democratic and united domestic/household workers global organization to protect and advance domestic workers’ rights everywhere.
As of April 2021, the IDWF has 81 affiliates from 63 countries, representing over 590,000 domestic/household workers’ members. Most are organized in trade unions and others, in associations, networks and workers’ cooperatives.