Interview to Project 189 Coordinating Manager

Following the 3-day focus group (‘A Space for Your Voice: Strengthening Communities Through a Dialogue on Domestic Workers’) our own coordinating Manager at Project 189 was interviewed by Dina Naser from the Arab Times; in addition to Project 189 (who is also supported by World Justice Project) the mentioned forum included The International Labour OrganizationContinue reading “Interview to Project 189 Coordinating Manager”

Indonesia: New Reform on Immigration for domestic workers.

Indonesia has blacklisted 21 countries, banning future migration for domestic working purposes. Time has shown us that migration which is motivated by the seeking of better life opportunities, will happen regardless of its legality; when human movability is done under the legal radar it can bring upon more serious issues, that of the nature thatContinue reading “Indonesia: New Reform on Immigration for domestic workers.”

A Dialogue for Change: ILO, KSHR and Project 189

April 2015 Kuwait: “A Space for your Voice: Strengthening Communities Through a Dialogue on Domestic Workers.” The Kuwait Society for Human Rights (KSHR) hosted a three-day focus group discussion with International Labour Organization (ILO) and Project 189, which works in collaboration with World Justice Project. Such events bridge organizations, institutions and the civil society sinceContinue reading “A Dialogue for Change: ILO, KSHR and Project 189”

QATAR: DELAYS TO REFORM ITS KAFALA SYSTEM

Despite the pressure form ILO and other organizations, Qatar was able to use its financial resources to obtain a time extension in the deadline initially established to reform its Kafala System. Read the full article published by International Trade Union Confederation. Qatar Buys Time at the ILO – International Trade Union Confederation.

Argentina: Advances in social rights for domestic workers

The recently new passed law will affect migrant domestic workers coming to work to Argentina from other Mercosur countries. According to the data provided in the linked article, Argentina has approximately 1.2 million migrant domestic workers, the majority coming from Paraguay. The new laws will provide social rights and equalities such as maternity leave, yearlyContinue reading “Argentina: Advances in social rights for domestic workers”

MODERN SLAVERY BILL IN THE U.K.

The Modern Slavery Bill in the U.K despite proposing to advance in the fight on modern slavery through policies that establish preventive civil orders creates an anti-slavery Commissioner and provides protection to victims, overlooks an important point that affects the battle against domestic labor workers human rights violations.  Despite that domestic labor cases of abuseContinue reading “MODERN SLAVERY BILL IN THE U.K.”

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.”

MacArthur fellow Ai-jen Poo article by The Washington Post

Ai-Jen Poo recently was awarded with the MacArthur fellowship, which will allow her to continue improving domestic workers conditions through her foundation. In this article written by Joann Weiner for the Washington Post, Poo mentions what are some of the reasons to continue pursuing this cause as well as some obstacles to overcome. To mentionContinue reading “MacArthur fellow Ai-jen Poo article by The Washington Post”

Headway in the fight for domestic workers’ rights, Ai-Jen Poo, Advocate, wins MacArthur ‘genius’ award.

Ai-Jen Poo, director of the National Workers Alliance (USA) and co-director of Caring Across Generations has been recognized by the Times magazine as on of the 100 most influential people and has been described as a powerful and unconventional leader. Poo has dedicated years of outreach and advocacy to improve conditions and legal recognition ofContinue reading “Headway in the fight for domestic workers’ rights, Ai-Jen Poo, Advocate, wins MacArthur ‘genius’ award.”

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..