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No ban on UAE deployment of domestic workers with verified contracts

Hans Leo Cacdac

There is no ban on the deployment of household service workers to the United Arab Emirates despite the UAE government’s adoption of a new policy that bars foreign embassies from verifying the work contracts of their nationals.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Amnesty Int’l accuses Qatar of failing to protect domestic workers


An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Myanmar maids arrive in Hong Kong as welfare fears grow


Hong Kong on Monday received its first official group of maids from Myanmar since the former junta-ruled nation allowed its citizens to work abroad as domestic helpers, as the city tries to plug a shortage.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Domestic workers find sexual liberation in HK

In a picture taken on Nov. 11, 2013, Marrz Balaoro (right) and her partner, Irene Coles Peji, share a light moment while cooking at home in Hong Kong.  AFP PHOTO/DALE DE LA REY

Working long hours away from home for low pay and little time off, foreign domestic workers lead a tough life in Hong Kong. But for some, the city has brought sexual liberation unheard of in their home countries.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

It’s the law: Domestics get protection worldwide

A file photo dated 07 July 2002 of maids having a good time catching chicken they breed in the yard at a training center in Singapore. Singapore will require a mandatory weekly day off for maids starting next year, the government said Monday, March 6, 2012, in a move that will affect more than 200,000 domestic helpers in the affluent city-state.  AFP PHOTO

The Domestic Workers Convention—a treaty that provides basic labor rights to an estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide, including some two million Filipinos—came into force Thursday.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »