Government pay P5,000 in cash gifts to repatriated Filipinos from Kuwait

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Philippines has said that repatriated overseas Filipino workers from Kuwait will receive he will receive $95 (P5,000) in financial assistance and an additional $383 (P20,000) in alternative aid.The financial assistance was announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. and that the Philippines government is exhausting efforts to attend to the needs of repatriated Filipino migrant workers.“The missions all over the Middle East in particular have been instructed to sign ...

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor gets up to 125 more years in prison for abuse

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison on Monday for molesting young female gymnasts, capping weeks of horrifying testimony from nearly 200 victims about his decades of abuse. Nassar, who previously received a 40-to-175-year sentence in Ingham County, Michigan, for sexual assault, was sentenced in neighboring Eaton County on Monday on a second set of charges. He is also serving a 60-year federal term for child pornography convictions. ...

Duterte says may ban sending Filipinos to work in Kuwait

Friday, 19 January 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is considering banning workers being sent to Kuwait because of abuses he said were being inflicted on Filipino domestic helpers. Duterte said he was aware of many cases of abuse endured by Filipino women in Kuwait and that he had discussed the issue with his foreign minister and wanted to raise it with the Kuwait government. “My advice is we talk to them, state the truth and just tell them that it's not acceptable anymore,” he said on Thursday at ...

Twitter toughens guidelines on harassment

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Twitter has toughened its stance on online sexual harassment and abuse, laying out stronger penalties for misconduct on the social media platform in an email to its Trust and Safety Council published by Wired late on Tuesday. Reuters was not immediately able to confirm that the email published by the micro-blogging site was genuine. Twitter did not respond to requests for comment. In a series of tweets on Friday, the social media company’s Chief Executive Jack ...

Egyptian family speaks out after son was accused of beating mother to death

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Zeinab as-Sayyid Mahfouz, the elderly Egyptian woman who was reportedly beaten to death by her own son to please his wife, actually died of a brain clot. Rajaa al-Araby, Zeinab’s oldest daughter, told that her mother was 85 years old and not 81 as it was initially claimed. Zeinab died in El-Mabarra Hospital in Port Said after suffering from a brain clot, Rajaa said, adding that her brother is completely innocent and has nothing to do with their mother’s death.Rajaa ...

VIDEO: Ethiopian domestic worker tries to commit suicide in Lebanon

Sunday, 23 July 2017

An Ethiopian domestic worker in Lebanon tried and failed to commit suicide on Sunday as seen in a video published by “Wen el Dawle” page on Facebook, while trying to escape from her allegedly abusive employer. The video shows the worker clinging on to a utility pole while members of the civil defense were waiting underneath, preventing her from jumping. The worker tried to escape, however she fell and suffered bruises and broken bones, according to the page. She was taken to a ...

Twitter lets users mute notifications from unknown accounts

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Twitter Inc, in its latest step to curb abusive behavior on its platform, rolled out new features on Monday to help users disable notifications from accounts that they want to avoid. The microblogging website said its “advanced filter settings” will now have options for users to mute notifications from accounts that they do not follow as well as from accounts that do not follow them. Users can also filter lower-quality content from notifications such as ...

80-year-old Egyptian woman thrown out by her son to ‘keep his wife happy’

Saturday, 29 April 2017

The Egyptian government has issued an order for an 80-year-old woman to be taken into care after her son had abandoned her to allegedly “keep his wife happy.” The elderly woman was seen living on the streets after she was evicted from her son’s house. The woman who saw her filed a complaint on Thursday evening to the Council of Ministers asking to put the old woman in a nursing home. As soon as the report was received, Ghada Wali, Minister of Social Solidarity, sent a local ...

Victim of domestic violence shares video of moment she was brutally beaten

Sunday, 12 March 2017

British police published a video a few days ago that documented a case of extreme physical violence against a women in Birmingham. The horrific video was published at the request of 47-year-old victim who was exposed to abuse by her violent 37-year-old boyfriend Mark Power. The terrifying scenes showed the victim falling down and hitting the ground as Power threw her from the top of the stairs, and proceeded to beat her. He then threw her down the stairs a second time after she slowly climbed up ...

Modern slavery: The truth behind Lebanon’s domestic help abuse

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Lebanon currently employs approximately 250,000 domestic helpers from some of the poorest countries in the world

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