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Lived Experience of Migrant Women: Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait
Publications
03 November 2019

In one-to-one interviews and focus groups, female migrant workers in Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain recounted their experiences with violence in the workplace and how they navigated formal and informal grievance mechanisms. Through their insights, we aim to provide a better...

One year to Expo 2020: A Snapshot of UAE Construction Sector and Risks to Vulnerable Workers
Publications
19 October 2019

The Expo 2020 will see an estimated 25 million people visit Dubai as the UAE showcases itself to the world. Yet 12 months ahead of the Expo’s launch, migrant workers on UAE construction sites continue to suffer exploitation and abuse – from heat stress...

All Work, No Pay: The Struggle of Qatar’s Migrant Workers for Justice
Publications
05 September 2019

Ever since Qatar was awarded the right to hold the 2022 World Cup, the treatment of around 2 million migrant workers driving the country’s economy has been under the spotlight. Burdened by the debt of recruitment fees and bound by...

Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East: Promoting the Rights of Women Migrant Workers Through Employment Contracts
Publications
01 July 2019

“Promoting the Rights of Women Migrant Workers through Employment Contracts” identifies and compares existing contract provisions in the South Asia – Middle East corridor and summarizes strengths and gaps in protection in line with common right violations reported by women...

Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East: Making International Labour Migration Governance Gender-Responsive
Publications
01 July 2019

“Making International Labour Migration Governance Gender Responsive” outlines the role of labour migration governance and policies in determining the living and working conditions of women migrant workers through employment contracts. It identifies specific entry points in the labour migration governance...

They said we wouldn’t have to pick and now they send us to the fields – Forced Labour in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Harvest 2018
Publications
03 April 2019

Uzbekistan’s 2018 cotton harvest, which concluded in all regions of the country in the last week of November, showcased the enormous challenges in uprooting the country’s deeply entrenched forced labour system. Driven by a commitment to reform at the highest...

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