'Stop sending women workers to Middle East' [from Indonesia]

Author: Jakarta Post, Published on: 26 July 2002

..."a serious effort is needed to ensure that Indonesian women working in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries are treated humanely," the minister [Indonesia's State Minister of Women's Empowerment Sri Redjeki Sumaryoto] said...Sri Redjeki also suggested that workers going overseas should be protected by legislation that threatens stiffer penalties against any party found guilty of extorting workers or using violence against women

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