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Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East: Promoting the Rights of Women Migrant Workers Through Employment Contracts
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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
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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 Labor 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 labor system. Driven by a commitment to reform at the highest...

Child Labour in the Arab Region – A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
Publications
07 March 2019

Child labour has long been a feature of economic life in the Arab region, particularly in agriculture, small traditional craft shops, and informal industries such as garment and carpet making, as well as some construction-related activities. Children have worked irrespective...

A Wall of Silence: The Construction Sector’s Response to Migrant Rights in Qatar and the UAE
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05 December 2016

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has quizzed 100 construction companies operating in Qatar and the UAE on the measures they are taking to stop exploitation of migrant workers. Only 22 responded, indicating a shocking level of inaction. Despite increasing...

Fatal Fashion: Analysis of Recent Factory Fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh
Publications
01 March 2013

This report describes in detail two recent cases of factory fires that swept through the facilities of two South Asian clothing manufacturers producing for international brands. These cases are exemplary for the poor health and safety conditions of thousands of...

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