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Kuwait passes law to regulate domestic helpers

Kuwait’s parliament has unanimously passed the first-ever legislation to regulate the status of thousands of mainly Asian domestic helpers. The new law grants the 600,000 domestic helpers in Kuwait a 12-hour working day, a d

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Maids 'to lose out' fear over Indonesia’s jobs clamp

A blanket ban on bringing Indonesian housemaids to Bahrain could backfire by preventing those already here from leaving, activists have warned. Authorities in Jakarta first imposed the ban on a temporary basis in February, but thi

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Indonesia to stop sending maids to 21 Mideast nations

Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, according to recent reports in the local media. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt, and will come in

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Art drive in Bahrain focus on maids' plight

Local filmmakers and artists have come together to highlight the plight of domestic workers in Bahrain, specifically housemaids who are often physically abused and not paid. They have joined an awareness campaign spearheaded by th

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Maid in Bahrain stranded in row with sponsor

A housemaid who claims she was not paid for a year, locked up without food, physically abused and prevented from speaking to her family is now stranded in Bahrain because her employer won't authorise her return home. Nazifah N

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Top Bahraini official warns over exploitation of workers

Efforts to root out the phenomena of illegal workers aim at protecting domestic workers and preserving their rights, said Bahrain’s Interior Ministry under-secretary of Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) Shaikh Rashid bin

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Bahrain issues ban on recruiting of Indonesian maids

A two-month ban on the recruitment of domestic workers from Indonesia to Bahrain comes into effect next month. Indonesian housemaids will be prevented from travelling to Bahrain for work between March 1 and April 30, said a report

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Bahrain issues ban on recruiting of Indonesian maids

A two-month ban on the recruitment of domestic workers from Indonesia to Bahrain comes into effect next month. Indonesian housemaids will be prevented from travelling to Bahrain for work between March 1 and April 30, said a report

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Saudi to deport 27,000 Indonesian workers

Saudi Arabia is set to deport more than 27,000 Indonesian workers, who overstayed their work permits, over the next few weeks, according to a report. The government agencies are working with the Indonesian diplomatic missions in R

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Maid 'caring for love child in Bahrain jail'

An Indonesian housemaid impregnated by her employer's 13-year-old son is being forced to care for their baby behind bars in Bahrain, a report said. The 34-year-old mother was convicted of having sex with a minor in October las

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