» 01/28/2010, 00.00
PHILIPPINES – SAUDI ARABIA
Christian Filipino migrants forced to convert to Islam
A Filipino nurse with ten years in Saudi Arabia talks about the dramatic situation of Christian workers, forced to embrace Islam just to keep their job. Despite abuses and violence, migrants still choose the Middle East because of the availability of work.
05/06/2010 PHILIPPINES - SAUDI ARABIA
Filipino nurses in Riyadh against the centre of assistance to migrants: they have abandoned us
Head of Overseas Workers Employment Assistance Administration in Riyadh under accusation. Instead of helping abused nurses he demands they return to work. The 30 women were repatriated in March and worked for Annasbah, a Riyadh company known for ongoing abuses against employees. Now fears for the fate of 30 other companions still blocked in the Saudi capital.
11/02/2011 SRI LANKA
Religious sisters: government ineffective on violence against migrant women
Age raised from 18 to 21 years. But some religious are convinced that the law is useless in the face of over 4 thousand complaints of abuse, violence and torture recorded in 2009 alone by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment.
17/03/2012 SAUDI ARABIA - PHILIPPINES
Saudi Arabia, 70% of Filipino domestic workers suffer physical and psychological violence
Revealed by research of the Committee on Overseas Workers Welfare. The cases of rape suffered by Filipino young people are on the agenda. To avoid an increase in wages, the government of Riyadh bans unskilled workers from the Philippines and Indonesia.
03/09/2010 SRI LANKA - SAUDI ARABIA
Colombo activists and religious leaders call for end to abuse of migrants in Saudi Arabia
In front of the Saudi Embassy in Colombo hundreds accuse their governments of failing to defend migrant rights. Protests triggered by the brutal story of a domestic worker tortured by her employers in Saudi Arabia who returned home with nails hammered throughout her body.
10/06/2011 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan women workers face daily rape in Jordanian factory
Women are abused, raped and tortured, according to a report by the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights. Anyone who refuses sexual advances is fired and sent home. The main offender is also from Sri Lanka.
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