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Nepali maids want justice after alleged rape by Saudi diplomat

Two Nepali maids who say they were repeatedly raped and tortured by a Saudi diplomat in India are demanding justice, despite the fact he has diplomatic immunity and has returned home, Amnesty International India said on Thursday.

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Maids spur amnesty on Indonesia's ban fear

Indonesian housemaids are apparently spurning an amnesty on illegal residents because of a ban imposed by their own government that would prevent them from returning to Bahrain. Jakarta in March banned Indonesian housemaids from working in 21

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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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