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Foreign maids endure abuse in UAE—Human Rights Watch


Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international rights group said Thursday.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Absence of labor laws, sponsorship system in UAE left domestics open to abuse–report

UAE domestic workers abused

The absence of labor law protections and a sponsorship system that “chains domestic workers to their employers” have resulted in “overworked, underpaid, and abused” workers at the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a report released Thursday.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US envoy vows continued support to PH efforts to stop media killings

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. AFP FILE PHOTO

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg is concerned for the safety of Philippine journalists as well as the lack of convictions in journalists’ murder cases.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US rights body: PH death squad killed 298 ‘weeds’


The US-based Human Rights Watch on Wednesday said that a “death squad” targeting criminal suspects in Tagum City was organized by a former mayor of the city and was responsible for nearly 300 killings in recent years.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rights group urges Obama to push issue on PH slays

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

The international rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged US President Barack Obama to use his Manila visit to press the Philippine government to fulfill pledges to improve respect for human rights and accountability for serious abuses.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »