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Migrant Workers Need Better Protection, Advocate Says

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Cambodia
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With an increasing number of Cambodian workers seeking employment abroad, the government now needs to pay more attention to their safety, a rights worker says.

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Kuwait- 'No Increase In Prices Of Hiring Domestic Workers'

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Kuwait
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(MENAFN - Arab Times) Head of Kuwait Union for Owners of Domestic Workers Bureaus Fadhel Ashkanani denied any increase in prices for the recruitment of domestic workers in the coming phase, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, he said, "Even though the holy month of Ramadan is near, there are no indications of increas

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DFA: 3 challenges in protecting female domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Lack of direct communication lines, lack of information on the right people and entities to contact, and proneness to abuse of female migrant household service workers (HSWs) are among the challenges the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) pointed out in its work safeguarding their rights.

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58 fined more than Dh4m for hiring illegals in Dubai

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Fines totalling over Dh4 million were issued against violators of residency laws who hired illegals in the emirate, according to a top official.

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Jokowi's Domestic Worker Ban Disempowers Indonesian Woman

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Indonesia
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While the United Nations takes stock of how far women have come in getting women’s rights acknowledged as human rights, Indonesia wants to stop sending women out of the country as foreign domestic workers (FDWs). This will throw a wrench in their financial empowerment.




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Increased demand for Pinoy domestic helpers seen in Qatar

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Qatar
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the demand for Filipino domestic helpers in Qatar may increase in the next few months after Indonesia announced its plan to stop sending workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries following the execution of two Indonesian women last May 5.

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The Peninsula Qatar - Illegal visa trade to stop after online wage transfer: NHRC

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Qatar
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DOHA: Qatar’s human rights watchdog says it hopes the illegal trade in work visas would end once companies begin paying salaries to all their workers through banking channels.

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100,000 illegal Saudi workers arrested since October

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Saudi Arabia
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More than 100,000 foreign workers were arrested in Jeddah in the six months since October 2014, according to a report in Arab News.

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