Elizabeth Tang and IDWF receive the 2023 Arthur Svensson Prize

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and its General Secretary, Elizabeth Tang were presented the 2023 Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights for their outstanding work in promoting the rights and interests of domestic workers worldwide. Elizabeth and the IDWF pushed for the development and ratification of ILO Convention 189 on decent work for employees in private homes. They are also deeply involved in the work with ILO Convention 190 on eliminating violence and harassment in workplaces.  

The award was given amidst the Hong Kong government’s recent and unjustly arrest of Elizabeth. She is currently out on bail. 

The prize is an international award established by Industri Energi. It is awarded annually by the “Committee for the Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights” in accordance with the guidelines set in these statutes. It aims to promote and strengthen trade unions and trade union rights internationally. It is presented to a person and/or organisation that has worked predominately to promote trade union rights and/or strengthen trade union organizing around the world.

Read the statement.