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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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Saudi to deport 27,000 Indonesian workers

Saudi Arabia is set to deport more than 27,000 Indonesian workers, who overstayed their work permits, over the next few weeks, according to a report. The government agencies are working with the Indonesian diplomatic missions in R

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Maid 'caring for love child in Bahrain jail'

An Indonesian housemaid impregnated by her employer's 13-year-old son is being forced to care for their baby behind bars in Bahrain, a report said. The 34-year-old mother was convicted of having sex with a minor in October las

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2 women 'forced into sex trade' in Bahrain

Two Indonesians sheltered at a government-run centre for abused women in Bahrain have claimed a gang forced them into prostitution. The women, who worked as maids in different homes, told they were lured into vice by a group of Ba

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Sharp drop in maid abuse cases in Bahrain

Bahrain has seen a drop in the number of foreign housemaids coming forward with allegations of abuse during Ramadan.   In previous years, extended working hours and allegations of general mistreatment during the

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Saudi, Philippines probe scalding of maid

Saudi and Philippines authorities are investigating an incident in which a maid from the Philippines was allegedly scalded with water deliberately poured down her back, a Saudi newspaper reported on Thursday. The case was likely t

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