Dans un nouveau rapport, Amnesty International révèle que les employé·e·s domestiques étrangers embauchés au Qatar sont poussés jusqu’au point de rupture par la surcharge extrême de travail, le manque de repos et les traitements abusifs et dégradants. Après avoir mené des entretiens avec 105 femmes travaillant comme employées de maison et logées par leur employeur au Qatar, elle a constaté que leurs droits sont toujours piétinés et bafoués malgré les réformes mises en œuvre par le gouvernement pour améliorer leurs conditions de travail. Certaines affirment avoir été victimes de graves infractions, notamment de violences sexuelles.
One in every 130 women and girls worldwide is living in modern slavery, according to the new Stacked Odds report launched by Walk Free and Every Woman Every Child. Child marriage is a serious problem worldwide, and research suggests that the phenomenon will become more widespread due to the impact of COVID-19 and its prevention responses. It remains an area where we must protect the progress made so far, and work together to achieve gender equality and ensure that all women and girls live up to their full potential.
Lockdown measures, put in place to stem the spread of the virus, have put already vulnerable domestic maids under more pressure
A young lady, Yaa Baby Oparebea Asare who travelled to work as a house help in Saudi Arabia and some other countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has narrated her harrowing ordeal.
The second international migration summit by the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) ended on Friday at the Pensioners FM, Ibadan, Oyo State with a call to the African leaders to deliver good governance to halt continued enslavement of the Africans in other continents through irregular migration. The conference themed: Migration governance and media strategy […]
In collaboration with Migrant Rights, a non-profit organisation which advocates for the rights of migrant workers in the Gulf, and This is Lebanon, a coalition of former migrant workers and activists working to advance the protection of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, Send Us Home Kenya is organising a webinar to enhance Kenyan stakeholders’ knowledge on kafala, a system that governs the employment of foreign workers in various countries in the Middle East.
The unfortunate twin blasts in the port of Beirut on the 4th of August have left economic aftermath worse than the destruction caused by the blast. The Lebanon economy crisis has deepened. The sector vastly affected by this tragedy are the migrant workers, leaving thousands without a job and no clear route back home.
Lack of sustainable employment and safe shelter has exposed even more people to trafficking or abuse by their employers.
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