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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 […]

NEPAL Peace Fails to Stop Female Workers’ Exodus

August 11, 2011

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Credit:Sudeshna Sarkar/IPS By Sudeshna SarkarShantimaya Dong Tamang’s bid to earn money as a domestic worker in Kuwait ended with her becoming a quadriplegic. KATHMANDU, Aug 10, 2011 (IPS) – Six years ago Shantimaya Dong Tamang went to Kuwait to work as an illegal domestic worker, falling for brokers’ tales of how she could earn good […]

NEPAL Peace Fails to Stop Female Workers’ Exodus

August 11, 2011

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Credit:Sudeshna Sarkar/IPS By Sudeshna SarkarShantimaya Dong Tamang’s bid to earn money as a domestic worker in Kuwait ended with her becoming a quadriplegic. KATHMANDU, Aug 10, 2011 (IPS) – Six years ago Shantimaya Dong Tamang went to Kuwait to work as an illegal domestic worker, falling for brokers’ tales of how she could earn good […]

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 […]

Recruiters Round Up Cambodians to Work in Malaysia

July 20, 2011

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By Amy LiebermanWeNews correspondentMonday, July 18, 2011 Cambodian women who go abroad to Malaysia to work as domestic workers find the work fraught with abuse. Much of the mistreatment starts right away, in recruitment pre-departure training centers in Phnom Penh. PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (WOMENSENEWS)–Cambodian recruitment agencies for domestic migrant workers backtracked on a decision announced […]