Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East
Filed Agricultural Workers
An MR series that travels to countries of origin and explores the lived experiences of both returning and potential migrants, and their families.
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.
Ann Abunda came to Kuwait from the Philippines in 2000. In the 18 years she has lived here, she has secured her family’s future, helped hundreds of domestic workers access justice and receive relief, and built a family of her own.
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.
Around 450 workers from multiple construction companies in Bahrain have been denied their wages for over four months. All of the construction companies are owned by the same parent company which is managed and owned by an Indian national, and a Bahraini partner.
You can’t walk a yard in migrant-sending communities without another fraud-agent story popping up. And not one person surveyed migrated legally, grassroots trainers say.
Business & Human Rights
Yet another (illegal) accommodation caught fire in Bahrain this week.
No one was physically harmed but the men, all from Bangladesh, lost everything.
A new agreement between Saudi and Ethiopia has set domestic worker salaries at SAR 1,000 (USD 266.66). 20,000 domestic workers are expected to arrive in the Kingdom by March.
Migrants can now lodge complaints and requests in Hindi, in an effort Abu Dhabi says is aimed at improving access to justice and attracting foreign investment.
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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