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Human trafficking still persists in PHL —US report

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Philippines
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

Human trafficking remains pervasive in the Philippines under the watch of President Benigno Aquino III although a number of convictions sparked hope that reforms are in progress, the US State Department said in an annual report released on Monday.

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US report urges Hong Kong to enhance protection of foreign maids

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.ejinsight.com —

The United States is urging the Hong Kong government to increase protective services for vulnerable populations such as foreign domestic workers.

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72% of Hong Kong domestic workers don't like the term 'helper'

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://hongkong.coconuts.co —

A recent survey conducted by the HK Helpers Campaign shows that 72 percent of foreign domestic workers interviewed in Central and Victoria Park prefer the term “domestic worker” to “domestic helper”.

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Singapore's domestic workers routinely exploited and often abused in the service of rich nationals

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Singapore
http://www.independent.co.uk —

Christine’s eyes narrow and her bottom lip shakes when she talks about her former Singapore employer who beat her for taking a biscuit from the kitchen. “She got really angry with me, and after that point she started to hit me every time I irritated her,” she says.

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Indonesia to raise wages for domestic workers in Taiwan

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Indonesia
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

Indonesia is to implement a plan to raise wages for its domestic workers in Taiwan, as negotiations between the two nations on the issue have not produced any concrete decisions, an Indonesian official said.

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Bahrain’s amnesty awareness drive to start this week

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Bahrain
http://www.tradearabia.com —

A national campaign targeting illegal expatriate workers who are being allowed to leave Bahrain without facing any penalties will be launched this week.

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New NGO defends families’ treatment of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Lebanon
http://www.dailystar.com.lb —

BEIRUT: At a time when more and more voices are being raised against the mistreatment of domestic workers in Lebanon, a new association has been formed to defend Lebanese families against allegations of abuse, while rejecting the notion that the housewife is always guilty.

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New Lebanese NGO to 'protect housewives' from their domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Lebanon
https://stepfeed.com —

A new NGO in Lebanon just seems to have it all figured out, or actually, not at all.


The Association to Protect Family Privacy and the Worker held a news conference earlier this week to point out how Lebanese housewives have become the victims of an “unfair” media campaign against the kafala system.

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