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2 December 2019

Bangladeshi female domestic workers to the Gulf abused by unscrupulous recruitment agents

Author: Nayema Nusrat, Inter Press Service

"Bangladeshi migrant female domestic workers face violence," 28 Nov 2019...

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11 November 2019

NGO finds female migrants to Gulf continue to face labour abuse despite recruitment reforms

Lived Experiences of Migrant Women: Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, provides a close analysis of gender-based violence against female migrant workers. The report details the stories of 24 women and their experiences of abuse and violence at the hands of...

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4 November 2019

Kuwait: Domestic workers traded on Facebook, Google and Apple-owned apps; includes company comments

Author: Owen Pinnell & Jess Kelly, BBC

"Slave markets found on Instagram and other apps," 31 Oct 2019...

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Article
13 October 2019

Malaysia: Agency frees foreign domestic workers of hiring fee burden through an ethical business model

Author: Beh Li Yi, Reuters

"Malaysia's first 'ethical' job agency targets modern slavery," 07 October 2019...

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Article
14 August 2019

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentences a former govt. official to 15 years imprisonment for trafficking workers to Saudi Arabia

Author: Chakrya Sophak Khouth, The Phnom Penh Post

"Former gov’t official gets 15 years for trafficking", 13 August 2019...

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4 August 2019

Philippines: New report shows that exploitation of Filipino domestic workers is ‘widespread’ in the US in part due to lack of legal options

Author: Raquel Carvalho, South China Morning Post

"Exploitation of Filipino domestic workers 'widespread' in the US, new report shows", 4 August 2019...

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12 July 2019

Commentary: The labor movement can rise again in the USA

Author: Hector Figueroa, The New York Times

"Hector Figueroa: The Labor Movement Can Rise Again", 12 July 2019...

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11 July 2019

China: Free online platform to reduce illegal domestic worker recruitment fees extends to Macau

Author: Nelson Moura, Macau Independent

"Domestic workers free online recruitment agency HelperChoice to cover Macau in September", 10 July 2019...

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25 June 2019

FRA report calls for more action to protect migrant workers from labour exploitation in the EU

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25 June 2019

Jordan: Facebook provides platform for domestic workers recruitment agencies allegedly linked to modern slavery

Every week, ads aired on the radio in Jordan offer “one-month trial” periods and “cash on delivery” options for employers who want to hire migrant domestic workers. Online ads via social media such as Facebook also boast offers like "Delivery in 30...

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