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Kuwait eager to clamp down on human trafficking: envoy

Ambassador Al-Sabeeh addresses seminar KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12, (KUNA): Kuwait maintains close rapport with international organizations involved in the fight against human trafficking, a Kuwaiti diplomat said on Tuesday. Kuwait’s assistant foreign minister of development affairs Ambassador Nasser Al-Sabeeh was addressing a seminar over the country’s efforts to keep human …

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PAM uncovers 843 closed licenses with over 5,000 registered workers

Inspection campaigns carried out in commercial complexes KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31: Director of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmad Al-Moussa has disclosed that inspection campaigns carried out by the authority uncovered 843 closed licenses with 5,911 registered workers in three governorates, adding the inspection campaigns will continue morning and evening. …

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Kuwait stresses ‘commitment’ to human rights, combat trafficking

NEW YORK, Sept 30, (KUNA): Kuwait has underlined commitment to promotion and protection of human rights, as well as pursuing fight against human trafficking, which would ultimately honor objectives of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Kuwait has adopted a series of legislations and measures designed to combating trafficking in …

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UAE issues law to safeguard migrant workers against forced labour and sexual harassment

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates, criticised globally for its treatment of migrant workers, issued a law on Tuesday to combat abuse of domestic staff, state news agency WAM said. It includes prohibitions on sexual harassment, forced labour, and the employment of domestic workers under 18. It also stipulates that workers …

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Nepali held for trafficking women to ‘Gulf’ countries

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23: The security authorities in Nepal have taken into custody one of its citizens, identified only as Tamang for his alleged involvement in trafficking Nepali women to the Gulf countries, reports Al-Rai daily. Tamang reportedly told the victim that a lucrative job awaited her in Kuwait and …

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Calls for labour court grow amid abuse rise – Expats indispensable: Al-Ajmi

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: A number of expatriates and organizations have called for establishment of the proposed Labor Court by government as a part of measures to deal with visa trading. An expatriate identified as Saber Ali hopes the idea of a labor court may actually happen. Ali lamented he …

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Migrant workers suffer from racist govt decisions: Kuwait Human Rights Society

Exec, legis authorities justify bid to address population imbalance KUWAIT CITY, Sept 14: In response to criticisms heaped on the Executive and Legislative authorities by the Kuwait Human Rights Society (KHRS), there has been widespread indignation in both authorities, reports Al-Rai daily. Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Minister of …

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Kuwait 96 in Human Capital rank

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 96th out of 130 countries with a score of 56.08 in the Human Capital Report 2017 released by the World Economic Forum. The report ranks countries based on four key areas of human capital development as follows: 1. Capacity: past investment in formal …

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India sets up migrant center

CHENNAI, India, Sept 12, (RTRS): A new resource centre for Indian migrants employed in Gulf states will help reduce the risk of workers being trafficked to fake jobs and exploited, officials said Tuesday. With a 24-hour helpline and a team of advisers, the Indian Workers’ Resource Centre in Sharjah in …

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Two nabbed as police bust African prostitution gang

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8: A GCC national and an African pimp were arrested for running a business of flesh pleasure, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a security source, the GCC suspect recruited a 23-year-old African woman who paid $2,500 to some persons in her home country to find a job …

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