Abuse of domestic staff still a problem
- Irregular Workers in Egypt: Migrant and Refugee Domestic Workers. Jureidini, Ray // International Journal on Multicultural Societies;Jun2009, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p75
Unlike most other countries in the Arab region, Egypt does not have a regular or significant intake of migrant workers who are contracted to perform the domestic chores of Egyptian households. The legal history of domestic work in Egypt is best characterised as one that denies the validity of...
- LEBANON-RIGHTS. // Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);6/28/2010, Vol. 191 Issue 4882, p11
The article reports that Lebanese Judge Jean Tannous has sentenced a Lebanese woman with 1 month imprisonment for beating her Sri Lankan maid. According to the judge, the maid was beaten up while working for the accused that started from December 2004 to May 2007. It mentions that Tannous also...
- La exclusiÃ³n de la mujer migrante del programa Oportunidades: el ejemplo de la zona citrÃcola de Tamaulipas. IZCARA PALACIOS, SIMÓN PEDRO; ANDRADE RUBIO, KARLA LORENA // Trayectorias;jul-dic2012, Vol. 14 Issue 35, p44
The program Oportunidades was designed to differentiate itself from previous assistance programs by its emphasis on the co-responsibility of the participants and by its focus on gender, making women the key component of its design. Women are the recipients of cash transfers and the depositories...
- New bills to protect domestics workers introduced in India. // Women's International Network News;Autumn90, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p58
Reports on the introduction of new legislation that aim to protect domestic servants in India. Background on the exploitation and abuse suffered by menials; Provisions of the bills.
- Domestic policy criticized. Mitchell, Penni // Herizons;Spring95, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p8
Focuses on the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) wherein domestic working women come to Canada under a temporary work permit system that ties them to a specific employer and requires them to live in their place of work as a condition of staying in the country. Federal immigration ministry's...
- THE U.S. AU PAIR PROGRAM: LABOR EXPLOITATION AND THE MYTH OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE. CHUANG, JANIE A. // Harvard Journal of Law & Gender;Summer2013, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p269
The Article exposes how the legal categorization of au pairs as "cultural exchange participants" is strategically used to sustain--and disguise--a government-created domestic worker program to provide flexible, in-home childcare for upper-middle-class families at below-market prices. The...
- Maids' day off stings Singapore. // Asian Pacific Post;3/15/2012, p12
The article reports on the debate raised by Singapore's proposal to mandate a weekly rest day for foreign maids about decent jobs and the rising cost of living in the country.
- Philippines moves to protect domestic help. // Filipino Post;9/13/2012, p9
The article reports on the ratification of an international convention that seeks to protect domestic workers around the world by the government in the Philippines.
- Filipino workers in landmark legal case. // Filipino Post;8/18/2011, p11
The article reports on the debate regarding the bid of various Filipino domestic workers for their permanent residency in Hong Kong, China.