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BANGLADESH - SAUDI ARABIA
"Slave" workers in Saudi Arabia: We want to go home, enough ill-treatment
Last year Dhaka and Riyadh signed an agreement to send 120 thousand workers to Arabia. In 2015, 20,952 women left for Arabia, but many have already returned. They recounted stories of abuse and threats, domestic slaves by day, sex slaves by night. Saudi recruiter: "We love Bangladeshi women because they are Muslim and wear a headscarf."
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.
19/02/2007 SAUDI ARABIA
Children condemned to death and adults detained for years without charge
A Human Rights Watch commission conducted an official mission to Saudi Arabia and found that defendants and detainees suffered severe human rights violations. Trials are held behind closed doors and defendants have few rights. Women are subjected to constant male guardianship. Meanwhile migrant workers face a tough situation.
13/11/2004 MIDDLE EAST
The difficult situation of domestic helpers in the Gulf
They are mostly Asian and Christian, abused, victims of violence and lacking in legal protection. Now their plight is on governments' agenda.
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.
24/04/2006 SAUDI ARABIA
Imprisoned and exiled for denouncing man who raped her
Isma Mahmood, of Pakistani parents, reported a man who raped her in Medina. She was chained for six months in jail and then expelled from the country. The perpetrator, a Saudi man, got away scot-free.
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