Migrant Labor Qatar

Qatar steps up efforts to protect migrant workers’ rights, but activists are not celebrating just yet

Gireesh Kumar, an engineer from the south Indian state of Kerala at a company in Qatar, is quite hopeful as the Qatari government is initiating wide-ranging reforms in its labour system to protect and respect migrant workers’ rights. Gireesh who joined an oil company in Qatar some two years ago was betrayed by the recruitment […]

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India Migrant Labor Saudi Arabia

‘Ate from garbage bins, worked more than 20 hours a day,’ says Kerala woman who escaped from Saudi Arabia after 8 months

Manjusha Om, a 38-year-old divorcee from Kerala and mother of two girl children aged 14 and 8, emigrated to Saudi Arabia to earn little extra money last March. But last week, she returned to Palode, a small village in the foothills of the Western Ghat mountain ranges in Thiruvananthapuram, empty handed with scars of physical […]

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Malaysia Migrant Labor Nepal

ठगिएर गैरकानुनी हुन्छन्, झन् ठगिइन्छन् (Nepali)

मलेसियाका दुर्गम गाउँजस्ता लाग्छन्– ग्यान्टिङ हाइल्यान्डका केही पहाडी भूभाग । बिजुली बत्ती पनि नपुगेको र सडकको गतिलो सुविधासम्म नभएको यहाँको जमिन खोस्रेर वर्षौंदेखि बसेका धेरैजसो नेपाली गैरकानुनी कामदारको हैसियतमा कार्यरत छन् । तिनैमध्ये एक हुन्, ४१ वर्षीय टोप चलामी । बाग्लुङ दगा टुमडाँडा स्थायी घर भएका उनी १६ वर्षदेखि नेपाल फर्केका छैनन् । त्यसको एउटै […]

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Migrant Labor Nepal

निर्बाध मानव तस्करी (Nepali)

पछिल्ला चार महिनामा मात्रै नेपाल प्रहरीको केन्द्रीय अनुसन्धान ब्युरोले मानव तस्करीको चंगुलमा परेका ८१ महिलालाई भारत र अन्य विभिन्न देशबाट उद्धार गर्‍यो । तर मानव तस्करीमा संलग्न एजेन्टको न पहिचान हुन सक्यो न कोही पक्राउ नै परे । यसको कारण एउटै थियो, उद्धार गरिएका कसैले पनि किटानी जाहेरी नगर्नु । मानव तस्करीको चंगुलमा परेर भारतका […]

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