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DOMESTIC WORKERS

Philippines to attempt bringing Filipinos home after Kuwait deaths

Friday, 9 February 2018

The Philippines will ask its private airlines to evacuate its nationals from Kuwait within 72 hours after the discovery of a Filipino migrant worker dead in a freezer, the latest in what Manila calls a pattern of abuse in the Gulf state. An emotional President Rodrigo Duterte live on television showed graphic photos of the body of a Filipina found in the freezer of an abandoned apartment in Kuwait and made a plea to Gulf states to treat his countrymen with dignity. ...

Emirati mother rewards Filipina nanny with a fully furnished house

Sunday, 14 January 2018

A 45-year-old Filipina nanny is still pinching herself after her Emirati sponsors decided to gift her a house back in her home country of the Philippines. Her Emirati employer, Melissa McPike, told Al Arabiya English why she decided to grant her long-time nanny, Dina Tenerife Celo, what would come to be a fully-furnished house in her home town. “Dina’s character made her stand out from day one. She is very honest and humble,’’ says McPike. The gift initially came in the ...

Saudi family in tears as they bid farewell to housemaid of 33 years

Saturday, 13 January 2018

One video slowly gaining traction on social media shows the moment a Saudi family showed their loyalty toward their domestic worker as they bid her farewell at the airport after she had been with the family for more than 33 years.Saudi journalist Khalid al-Zaidan shared the video on his Twitter account where the emotionally charged gathering showed at least three generations of the family bidding the maid goodbye.The maid – who seemed frail as she was sitting on a wheelchair – could ...

Saudi man travels to Abu Dhabi to help release Indian from prison

Sunday, 12 February 2017

A Saudi man traveled to Abu Dhabi to help release an Indian man, whose parents work for his family in the northwestern Saudi city of Hail, from prison. The man was jailed after getting into a fight with a colleague at his workplace. He had been jailed for around two months and his parents, Yassine and Anisa, haven’t heard from him since then. Anisa, asked her Saudi sponsor, Ayada Khodeir al-Rammali to help her son, Ali, and Rammali accepted and traveled to Abu Dhabi to see what he can ...

‘Black market’ for maids thrives in Saudi

Friday, 27 May 2016

As Ramadan nears, middlemen raise the stakes

Is Facebook the answer to the expat workers’ dilemmas?

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Gulf states are home to over 2.4 million domestic workers, according to Human Rights Watch. Yet these migrant workers, often of Southeast Asian origin, at times experience little protection. There have been cases in which expat workers have been subjected to poor working conditions, strenuous environments, and an average workweek of up to 60 hours in the region. Unfortunately, sometimes media outlets report about a number of employers who are confiscating the workers’ ID and passports ...

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Lebanon launches hotline for female workers to report abuse

Monday, 22 June 2015

The country hosts more than 200,000 migrant domestic workers

Dubai group hosts movie nights for domestic workers

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Shukran Workers is geared toward making laborers and domestic workers in the city feel valued

Ties between Saudi and Uganda shaky after maid abuse video

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A video of a Ugandan maid abusing a child that was uploaded by a diplomat from the Saudi Embassy in Uganda has gone viral

Qatar vows to modify labor law by early 2015

Sunday, 16 November 2014

The new legislation under review will replace the present 'kafala' system

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