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20 July 2014

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to launch consumer protection body in 2016

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19 May 2014

[PDF] ITUC Global RIghts Index - The World's Worst Countries for Workers

Author: International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

[W]orkers are struggling everywhere for their right to collective representationand decent work deficits exist in varying degrees in most countries. Abuses of rights are getting worse not better and too many countries take no responsibility for...

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20 February 2014
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26 October 2013

Gulf gender gap still far too wide, says WEF

Author: Andy Sambidge, Arabian Business (UAE)

Gulf nations are still lagging way behind most of the world when it comes to closing the gender gap in business and political life, according to a [Global Gender Gap Report 2013] by the World Economic Forum. [the report] showed that the UAE was the...

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3 October 2013

Dispatches: Labor Abuses Haunt Qatar… and its Neighbors

Author: Adam Coogle, Middle East Researcher, Human Rights Watch

...it is important to point out that migrant worker abuses are not unique to Qatar, or to the construction sector. The abuses the Guardian revealed are part of a regional problem that afflicts low-paid workers in various fields. Taxi drivers in the...

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17 September 2013

Kuwait has advocated women rights for long time - diplomat

Author: Kuwait News Agency (Kuwait)

The State of Kuwait, addressing the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council, has affirmed its long-time keenness on supporting women rights and activities as well as the United Nations adoption of these rights. Rania Abdul-Rahman Al-Mulaifi, the...

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21 July 2013

700 Kuwaiti firms charged with human trafficking

Author: Arabian Business (UAE)

About 700 companies in Kuwait have been charged with human trafficking offences over allegations they bribed potential expats with illegal work visas, according to a local Arabic daily. Nearly 1,000 employers also have been blocked from issuing new...

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2 July 2013

New Labour Contract Fails to Protect Domestic Workers in the Gulf

Author: Marieke Koning, Equal Times

... A proposed ‘Standardised Employment Contract’ (SEC) is scheduled for adoption at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Conference in October in Bahrain. However, it is doubtful that the current proposal will make a difference for migrant domestic...

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1 July 2013

Jordan succeeds in reducing maternal deaths, improving access to education

Author: Khetam Malkawi, Jordan Times

Western Asia countries, including Jordan, have successfully reduced maternal and child deaths and expanded access to primary education, according to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2013...According to a Labour Observatory report...

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11 June 2013

After Saudi Arabia, Kuwait wants to reduce expat workers

Author: Business Standard, India

Kuwait, where around 700,000 Indians work, has announced a policy to reduce the number of its expatriate workers over a 10-year period. The Kuwaiti government's policy would affect only those workers who have invalid visas, said external affairs...

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