Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East
Filed Agricultural Workers
Wage Protection System
An MR series that travels to countries of origin and explores the lived experiences of both returning and potential migrants, and their families.
The following observations are from conversations on migration with migrants and their families in Uganda. The nature of these conversations are not exclusive to Uganda but echo similar experiences of other labour-sending countries across Africa and Asia.
It was his first visit to a Gulf country, and one made with the great hope that he could earn a little bit and provide a better living for his family.
Stories of Origin
Stories of Origin: The Invisible Lives of Migrants in the Gulf is now available as a book. All proceeds will go to the Migrant-Rights.org platform and its advocacy efforts.
Business & Human Rights
Bahrain yet again postpones the implementation of the wage-protection system (WPS). Bahrain now expects to implement the WPS in September 2019.
Oman has issued a temporary visa ban on migrant workers in certain private construction and cleaning sectors for 6 months.
Bahrain now requires migrant workers reported as “absconders” or “runaways” to pay for their own repatriation costs.
of domestic workers are not in possession of their passports, according to the Kuwait Society for Human Rights.
weekly average for domestic workers in Saudi, the second highest in the world.
Practices, policies, and prospective reforms impacting domestic workers
Current cases and issues with access to grievance mechanisms and justice
Working hours, salaries, safety, and the physical and mental conditions migrants live and work under
Issues and policies that affect migrant workers across the region
Opinion pieces from observers and stakeholders
Practices and prospective reforms of the intermediaries between migrants and employers
Stereotypes and xenophobic policies and practices that affect migrant workers
Reforms and consequences of the Kafala system
The experiences of female migrant workers
Official statements by Migrant-Rights.org
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