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‘Malaysia, India trafficking ratings too high’ – Ban announces fund to fight violence against children

WASHINGTON, July 13, (Agencies): US lawmakers said on Tuesday they were concerned that Malaysia and India were rated too favorably in this year’s State Department human trafficking report although the report seemed less influenced by politics than last year’s. The US Department of State’s closely watched annual Trafficking in Persons …

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‘Legal’ health papers to illegal expats fans trafficking in visas – Eradicate smuggling of drugs: minister

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: A new portal has been opened for visa traders to flood the local labor market with manpower illegally as the Kuwait Municipality noticed the issuance of thousands of health certificates to domestic workers, some of whom are absconders, criminals and Residency Law violators but the Municipality …

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Black to gray … Kuwait raised to Tier 2 in trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, June 30, (Agencies): Kuwait was lifted off the human trafficking blacklist after remaining in Tier 3 of the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report for eight consecutive years. The US State Department evaluates the efforts exerted by the governments of 188 countries in combating modern-day slavery through …

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Amid progress more still to do

More than 20 million people around the world are trapped in human trafficking, also called modern slavery. It is a crime that happens almost everywhere and affects virtually everyone. Yet many still think of human trafficking as an issue affecting only other people, in other countries. The truth is it …

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Beware ‘bogus’ maid supplier agents, citizens, expats warned

KUWAIT CITY, June 24: General for Residency Investigation Affairs Department affiliated to Citizenship and Passport sector arrested two domestic manpower agents for trafficking in persons. The arrest followed information the sector received regarding a group of Zimbabwean nationals who became victims to unscrupulous agents who recruit workers from abroad and …

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Ending human peddling – ‘National strategy needed’

KUWAIT CITY, June 5, (KUNA): Human trafficking and migrants smuggling in all of its manifestations should be dealt with through setting up a national strategy, Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yagoub Al-Sanae stressed on Sunday. Human trafficking is a direct violation to human rights, the …

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Kuwait ranked 108 on ‘slavery’

KUWAIT CITY, May 31, (Agencies): Kuwait was ranked 108th among 167 countries in terms of the number of people trapped in modern slavery with 18,200; while it ranked 25th in the estimated proportion of population in modern slavery at 0.467 percent, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index released by …

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Zimbabwean MP calls for compensation – ‘Why our women were lured with fake promises of illusory jobs’

KUWAIT CITY May 20: A Zimbabwean lawmaker Joseph Chinotimba has called on Kuwait to pay financial compensation for what he called assaulting and molesting the Zimbabwean women who have been victims of human trafficking in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. According to a report published in a Zimbabwean newspaper recently, the …

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EMPLOYERS MAY FACE COMPENSATION CHARGE FOR DUES NOT PAID – Panel mulls labor law amendments

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: The Parliamentary Health, Social Affairs and Labor Committee discussed Monday the proposed amendments to Private Sector Law No. 6/2010; in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Union of Workers in the Private Sector …

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PACI report shows construction, vocational workers reach 43,555 – Most victims of visa traders

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: A recent statistical report from the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) disclosed that the number of construction and vocational workers in Kuwait reached 43,555 by mid-2015, while the post construction workers totaled 13,000 including 8,444 painting and cleaning workers. In a survey conducted by the …

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