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Nepalese Recount Hazards of Foreign Household Work

September 4, 2011

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By Lochana Sharma WeNews correspondentSunday, September 4, 2011 Nepalese women who have worked in household jobs in Gulf states return with tales of extreme workplace abuse. But many left the country in defiance of a government ban, so they can’t seek official help. KATHMANDU, Nepal (WOMENSENEWS)–Sapana Bishwokarma, 26, has no answer when asked about the father […]

Nepalese Recount Hazards of Foreign Household Work

September 4, 2011

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By Lochana Sharma WeNews correspondentSunday, September 4, 2011 Nepalese women who have worked in household jobs in Gulf states return with tales of extreme workplace abuse. But many left the country in defiance of a government ban, so they can’t seek official help. KATHMANDU, Nepal (WOMENSENEWS)–Sapana Bishwokarma, 26, has no answer when asked about the father […]

Hong Kong Foreign Labor Law Challenged

August 22, 2011

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By ISABELLA STEGER And LAM THUY VOAUGUST 22, 2011 HONG KONG—A landmark labor suit, filed by a Filipina domestic helper seeking permanent residency in Hong Kong, has struck at the core of the territory’s often fraught relationship with its guest workers, and raised fundamental questions about its judicial independence from Beijing. Evangeline Banao Vallejos has […]

Hong Kong Foreign Labor Law Challenged

August 22, 2011

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By ISABELLA STEGER And LAM THUY VOAUGUST 22, 2011 HONG KONG—A landmark labor suit, filed by a Filipina domestic helper seeking permanent residency in Hong Kong, has struck at the core of the territory’s often fraught relationship with its guest workers, and raised fundamental questions about its judicial independence from Beijing. Evangeline Banao Vallejos has […]

United They Work, Divided They Don’t

July 20, 2011

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by Nadya Khalife and Aruna Kashyap Published in: The Jakarta Globe July 8, 2011 Nadya Khalife The fate of women migrating for jobs will only improve when their countries stop competing for jobs and instead jointly defend and promote their workers’ rights.Nadya Khalife, Middle East and North Africe women’s rights researcher for Human Rights Watch […]

United They Work, Divided They Don’t

July 20, 2011

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by Nadya Khalife and Aruna Kashyap Published in: The Jakarta Globe July 8, 2011 Nadya Khalife The fate of women migrating for jobs will only improve when their countries stop competing for jobs and instead jointly defend and promote their workers’ rights.Nadya Khalife, Middle East and North Africe women’s rights researcher for Human Rights Watch […]