Saudi Arabia: Increase in the black market of domestic workers

As long as there is not a policy that protects immigrant domestic workers, from assuring their safety and well being to securing that they receive a fair wage; this will give ground to an existence and rise, when there is such a high demand, of the black market of domestic employees. Resulting in pushing andContinue reading “Saudi Arabia: Increase in the black market of domestic workers”

Should Immigrant Domestic Workers receive training upon their arrival?

The question is not only if they should receive training, but that the content and quality of the training is developed in conjunction with laws that assure their safety and fair working conditions. The Labor of Ministry in Saudi Arabia reported that 714,593 visas where issued for housekeepers coming to work for Saudi families inContinue reading “Should Immigrant Domestic Workers receive training upon their arrival?”

MEETING WITH MANPOWER REPRESENTATIVES AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN KUWAIT.

According to this article published by The Peninsula a two-day meeting with manpower representatives from all GCC states and government officials will take place in Kuwait. Some of the topics to be discussed are the possibility of allowing to hire maids on hourly, weekly and monthly basis and issues concerned with runaway maids incidences.  ToContinue reading “MEETING WITH MANPOWER REPRESENTATIVES AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN KUWAIT.”

Project 189 has been chosen as a grantee by the World Justice Project

Project 189 is very excited to announce that it has been awarded with a grant by the World Justice Project for the startup initiative SARA (Social Accountability for Recruitment Agencies). In Kuwait domestic labor represents a large number of the working force, but its workers, who mostly are women and girls, are the least protected.Continue reading “Project 189 has been chosen as a grantee by the World Justice Project”

Kuwait Bans Ethiopian Migrants and Deports Nearly 13,000 Domestic Workers | Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East | Migrant Rights

According to this press release by migrant-rights, Kuwait fails to focus at the root of the problem. The death of a Kuwaiti woman by an Ethiopian domestic worker has initiated a collective reaction from the Kuwaiti Government to expell and stop recruitment of all Ethiopian migrant workers in Kuwait. This included the raid of recruitingContinue reading “Kuwait Bans Ethiopian Migrants and Deports Nearly 13,000 Domestic Workers | Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East | Migrant Rights”

Rising number of housemaid deaths alarms Sri Lanka | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.

This is a news report from Saudi Arabia regards the increasing amount of deaths among Sri Lankan domestic workers. Rising number of housemaid deaths alarms Sri Lanka | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more..

BBC News – Blood money spares Indonesian maid from Saudi execution

Satinah, a domestic workers from Indonesia working in Saudi Arabia, will not be executed thanks to a campaign in Indonesia to raise blood money to compensate the victim’s family. Here are the complete news in BBC. BBC News – Blood money spares Indonesian maid from Saudi execution.

Interview: the ILO’s Aida Awel on the future of Ethiopia’s 160,000 returning migrants | Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East | Migrant Rights

This is an interview shedding light on the migrant workers, many who are women domestic workers, that were detained and deported from Saudi Arabia this past December. Interview: the ILO’s Aida Awel on the future of Ethiopia’s 160,000 returning migrants | Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East | Migrant Rights.