In Pakistan, domestic workers rally for rights

Posted by jaypee 114 days ago Pakistan
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Domestic workers unions in Pakistan advocate for equal labor rights with Plan International. Plan International Pakistan, along with its partner HomeNet Pakistan, has been helping domestic workers come together to discuss their issues since 2011.

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Police violating human rights by profiling migrant workers? - The Times of India

Posted by jaypee 118 days ago India
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KOCHI: With crimes by migrant labourers increasing alarmingly, police in Ernakulam district, home to almost 80% of the migrant population in the state, are collecting thumb impressions as a security measure, a move that is, expert says, fraught with serious human rights implications.

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Nepal urges Qatar: End migrant sponsorship scheme

Posted by jaypee 123 days ago Nepal
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REUTERS - Nepal's labor minister urged Qatar on Monday to scrap a sponsorship scheme which prevents the free movement of migrant workers, calling it a violation of the rights of thousands of its nationals who are working in the Gulf state.

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'Domestic Workers Also Deserve PF'

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago India
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CHENNAI: Consider these three pictures — one, a young girl who sacrifices college education to earn the family’s daily bread; two, an old widow who is worked to the bone for a meagre living after her daughter-in-law throws her out; and three, a sick mother who sweeps and mops all week to earn in place of an alcoholic husband.

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Bangladeshis pay highest migration costs worldwide: WB

Posted by jaypee 166 days ago Bangladesh
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Bangladeshi migrant workers pay the highest recruitment costs in the world, the World Bank said in a report.

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Govt plans to bring law for welfare of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 166 days ago India
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New Delhi: Government is contemplating bringing a law to regulate the working conditions of domestic workers and providing them social security benefits, Lok Sabha was informed today.

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Guaranteed wages and security of employment recommended for local domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 171 days ago Sri Lanka
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A recent research study on protecting domestic workers in Sri Lanka has recommended a guaranteed minimum wage, decent working conditions, social security, proper registration and laws on personal safety.

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More than 75% women, children engaged in home-based work: Qurat-ul-Ain

Posted by jaypee 173 days ago Pakistan
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HYDERABAD – Incharge Psychologist of Women Complaint Cell of Sindh Women Development Department Syeda Qurat-ul-Ain said that more than 75 per cent women and children are engaged with informal sector of the economy.

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