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Create independent body to protect rights of domestic workers, demand trade union leaders in Oman

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Oman
http://timesofoman.com —

Muscat: Oman trade union leaders have called upon the government to set up an independent body to protect domestic workers’ rights in the Sultanate.

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Gulf states urged to follow Kuwait on maid rights

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Kuwait
http://www.middle-east-online.com —

Kuwait's first-ever legislation on the rights of domestic helpers is a "major step" that other Gulf states should follow, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

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HRW urges Gulf states to follow Kuwait on maid rights

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Kuwait
http://tribune.com.pk —

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s first-ever legislation on the rights of domestic helpers is a “major step” that other Gulf states should follow, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

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Uzbekistan migrant workers start church plants

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Uzbekistan
https://www.mnnonline.org —

Uzbekistan (OM) — Uzbekistan is not an open country to Christianity. It is illegal to have Christian meetings in the Uzbek language, the Bible is restricted, and known Christians are monitored. This makes sharing about Jesus difficult, and as a result, many Uzbek people have not heard the Good News.

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ID cards distributed to domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago India
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The Domestic Workers’ Rights Union distributed identity cards to the members of the union at a function organised in Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) on Tuesday.

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Kuwait: New Law a Breakthrough for Domestic Workers

Posted by jaypee 64 days ago Kuwait
https://www.hrw.org —

Kuwaiti legislators’ adoption on June 24, 2015, of a new law giving domestic workers enforceable labor rights is a major breakthrough that should lead other Gulf states to take similar action. Kuwaiti authorities should rigorously carry out the new law and address remaining legal and policy gaps that discriminate against domestic workers and put them at risk.

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PIA | Amnesty offered to illegal foreign workers in Bahrain

Posted by jaypee 64 days ago Philippines
http://news.pia.gov.ph —

MANILA, June 30  -- The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) of Bahrain has announced that a general amnesty for illegal foreign workers in Bahrain will commence on July 01, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

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Bangladesh delays processing of domestic workers' visas

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.thedailystar.net —

National recruitment offices have blamed the Bangladesh Ministry of Labour for delaying the processing of over 3,000 visas for housemaids already stamped by the Saudi Embassy in Dhaka, reports Saudi Gazette.

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