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Project 189 is scheduled to participate in International Civil Society Week.
The International Civil Society Week April 2016 in Bogota Colombia is a space where organizations and individuals that work on activating the civil society to create positive change get together to participate in workshops, conferences and have the opportunity to meet and learn from each other civil society actors. Ekaterina Porras Sivolobova, Project 189’s directorContinue reading “Project 189 is scheduled to participate in International Civil Society Week.”
Employers’ perspectives towards domestic workers in Kuwait
Improving the rights of domestic workers does not only translate to legislations, but as well as transforming the perceptions and attitudes towards domestic workers in the Middle East. Project 189 is committed on both ends of the solution, Ekaterina Porras Sivolobova, Project 189 founder, developed a study on the perceptions and attitudes of employers towardsContinue reading “Employers’ perspectives towards domestic workers in Kuwait”
Article by the UCLA Center for Middle East development has recognized Project 189’s efforts.
An article written by Ayla Bitmouni in the Middle Easterner, a blog of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development has recognized Project 189 as a positive example in its efforts to improve conditions of domestic workers in Kuwait and as a representation of what is seen as a trend to have more active rolesContinue reading “Article by the UCLA Center for Middle East development has recognized Project 189’s efforts.”
Domestic Workers Rights: Kuwait’s new legislation, the Kafala system, Qatar under the radar and high rates of domestic workers running away from their workplace.
June 2015, Kuwait passed new law’s for domestic workers, were they are granted one day off a week and 30 days of annual paid leave, without doubt this legislation is a positive step forward for domestic workers; nonetheless, there is still a long road ahead, towards not only creating and reforming laws, but as wellContinue reading “Domestic Workers Rights: Kuwait’s new legislation, the Kafala system, Qatar under the radar and high rates of domestic workers running away from their workplace.”
SARA – Social Accountability for Recruitment Agencies
SARA – Social Accountability for Recruiting Agencies – is a three-fold initiative: to bring awareness on the rights and responsibilities of domestic workers in the Middle East, to better inform employers on recruitment practices in order to make better and more informed decisions and to create a demand among Private Employment Agencies to implement internationalContinue reading “SARA – Social Accountability for Recruitment Agencies”
52px – Extending domestic workers voice
Improving the conditions of domestic workers in the Middle East does not only entitle a reform on existing legislations it as well requires a shift of how domestic workers are perceived within the society. The project is named 52px, the number 52 for the number of days that a domestic worker should have off aContinue reading “52px – Extending domestic workers voice”
Domestic workers misled to work in conflict- war zones.
Most domestic workers leave their home countries seeking a better future for themselves and their families, such decision requires a tremendous amount of sacrifice but they are willing to make; since they live in localities with limited possibilies and when offered jobs as domestic workers with the promise of a secure salary they will leaveContinue reading “Domestic workers misled to work in conflict- war zones.”
Right to Rest for domestic workers
Sufficient rest is an absolute necessity to all, it not only provides the possibilities for better lives to individuals, but it as well, constructs better societies as a whole. This essential right has been one of the initial motivations behind organizations and civil rights movements. The right to rest has been included in the UniversalContinue reading “Right to Rest for domestic workers”
Meet Front Line Defenders an organization committed on protecting human rights activists. (Video)
Project 189 and its founder, in its cause to change conditions of domestic workers in the Middle East, have been safeguarded by Front Line Defenders in addition to being a receiving grantor by this organization. There are way too many injustices happening everywhere from depravation of basic human necessities such as food and water, genderContinue reading “Meet Front Line Defenders an organization committed on protecting human rights activists. (Video)”