There is an initiative for coordination among the GCC countries to improve the current mechanisms to recruit migrant domestic workers. The meeting will be held this Sunday in Qatar. Project 189 will be updating the recommendations that will be submitted to the Labour Ministries of the GCC countries. Bahrain News Agency | Bahrain to takeContinue reading “Bahrain News Agency | Meeting on domestic workers in Doha”
Work towards a better life for domestic workers is also happening in the UK. All the support to J4DW on their endevours to end the visa laws that legally binds a domestic worker to their employer. The domestic workers forced into modern slavery | Alastair Sloan | Society | The Guardian.
According to local news, Nepal and Madagascar have imposed a ban to send domestic workers to Kuwait. Many women working as maids in the Middle East are being exploited with little redress. In many instances their own government has advised them to stay and find work in their home country for the fear of abuse.Continue reading “Nepal and Madagascar take the decision to stop sending domestic workers to Kuwait”
Saudi Arabia has passed a law criminalizing domestic abuse. Prior to this law, domestic abuse was not treated as a crime and it was subject to the individual interpretation of Sharia Law. This new law criminalizing domestic abuse, also covers domestic abuse for domestic workers, who are often victims of abuse by their employers. Despite thisContinue reading “Saudi Arabia recognizes domestic abuse as a crime”