Web News

1 Views

Kuwait: New Law a Breakthrough for Domestic Workers

Posted by jaypee 29 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.

Read More
1 Views

South Korea: Migrants and Nationalism

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Republic of Korea
http://thediplomat.com —

South Korea’s growing migrant population may be contributing to the decline of ethnic nationalism.

Read More
1 Views

Labor Minister launches hotline for abused domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Lebanon
http://www.dailystar.com.lb —

BEIRUT: Domestic workers in Lebanon now have a hotline to call in case their employers violate any of their rights, Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi announced Friday.

Read More
1 Views

17,000 TB cases reported among foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com —

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of foreign workers afflicted with tuberculosis (TB) spiked to more than 17,000 cases last year, Deputy Health Minister Dr Hilmi Yahya said.

Read More
2 Views

Vietnamese domestic workers vulnerable to abuse: ILO

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Vietnam
http://www.thanhniennews.com —

Vietnamese domestic workers are not protected within the country and in foreign labor markets, becoming extremely vulnerable to abuse, according to a new report issued by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Read More
1 Views

The Rohingya Migrant Crisis

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Burma
http://www.cfr.org —

Tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled Myanmar in the past year, many of them taking to the sea in the spring of 2015 to try to reach Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The latest surge in refugees was prompted by a long-building crisis: the discriminatory policies of the Myanmar government in Rakhine State, which have caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee since the lat

Read More
1 Views

Legal aid is extended to foreign workers, spouses

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

The Legislative Yuan on Monday passed a revision to the Legal Aid Act (法律扶助法) extending legal assistance to foreign workers and economically disadvantaged foreign spouses, who previously did not qualify for help.

Read More
1 Views

Indonesia's maid ban increases risk of human trafficking: campaigner

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Indonesia
http://www.businessinsider.com —

Indonesia's proposed ban on sending domestic workers to the Middle East will force women seeking an escape from poverty to migrate illegally, and put them at greater risk of human trafficking, a rights campaigner said on Wednesday.




Read More