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.

Morocco’s maids: Abused and overworked – Features – Al Jazeera English

“Many of these women are not paid what they were promised in the contract or they get physically abused or food deprived by their employers, and there is no oversight by the authorities. Many of these women are not paid what they were promised in the contract or they get physically abused or food deprivedContinue reading “Morocco’s maids: Abused and overworked – Features – Al Jazeera English”

Saudi-Lankan MoU on domestic workers expected | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.

During a dialogue sponsored by the UN Women and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka have agreed on a memorandum of understanding to protect the domestic workers from Sri Lanka working in Saudi Arabia. This MoU is to protect the rights of domestic workers in theContinue reading “Saudi-Lankan MoU on domestic workers expected | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.”

News from Tanzania: Call to Honour the Rights of Domestic Workers

ZANZIBAR Minister for Social Welfare, Economic Empowerment, Youths, Children and Women Development, Ms Zainab Mohammed, has called upon domestic employers to observe all the rights of their workers. allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Call to Honour the Rights of Domestic Workers.

Saudi Arabia: Labor Crackdown Violence | Human Rights Watch

“Saudi authorities have spent months branding foreign workers as criminals in the media, and stirring up anti-migrant sentiment to justify the labor crackdown. Now the Saudi government needs to rein in Saudi citizens who are attacking foreign workers.” Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director Saudi authorities have spent months branding foreign workers as criminals inContinue reading “Saudi Arabia: Labor Crackdown Violence | Human Rights Watch”

Morocco: Revise Draft Law on Domestic Workers | Human Rights Watch

Morocco has presented a draft law that would grant domestic workers legal protections similar to other workers. The law will be discussed in parliament with the opportunity to set Morocco up to date with international standards. However, this draft law, although a step forward, does not meet the standards set in the Convention 189, theContinue reading “Morocco: Revise Draft Law on Domestic Workers | Human Rights Watch”