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Kuwait urged to end ‘kafala’ system – Kuwait calls global action to battle human trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8, (AFP): A UN rights expert on Thursday urged Kuwait to abolish its “kafala” system for foreign workers which has long been criticised as a form of bonded labour or even slavery. Under the system, domestic workers are forced to work long hours, mistreated and beaten, prompting …

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Company, workers … citizen falls victim to permit traders

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: A citizen, identified Hassan, was surprised when he was informed that he owns a company and he is listed among the visa traders as the supposed company has 100 employees, reports Al-Rai daily. Hassan had so many questions in his mind upon hearing such news: What …

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‘Kuwait government keen to solve problems of Indians working here’ – Visiting Minister Singh meets with Kuwait’s FM, Labor Minister

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: The government of Kuwait is keen to solve the problems of Indians working in Kuwait and at the same time protect their rights. This was disclosed by Indian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Gen V.K. Singh Wednesday during a press conference at the Indian Embassy. …

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MEPs criticise Amnesty’s report on GCC – We need genuine dialogue: Alliot-Mari

BRUSSELS, Sept 6, (KUNA): Several Members of the European Parliament have stressed that the human rights situation in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council is improving and they criticised the Amnesty International for generalising the situation and ignoring the progress made in the human rights domain in the Gulf region. The …

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‘Indonesia will not send maids to Kuwait, Mideast’ – ‘Need to improve treatment of workers’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (Agencies): Indonesian Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri was quoted as saying the Indonesian government is not in favor of sending domestic workers to Kuwait. “As of today, the government has not entertained the idea of revoking the moratorium on sending labor in the domestic sector to …

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Kuwait a worst place for expatriates denied – Many treaties signed for protecting expats

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning Hind Al-Subaih has denied that Kuwait is the worst place for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, Al-Subaih asserted the report that categorized Kuwait as the worst place for expatriates contradicts the truth, …

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Number of MPs express shock over latest Expat Insider survey “Kuwait as the worst country for expatriates” – Report contradicts reality: Khalil Al-Saleh

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: A number of MPs expressed shock and resentment over the latest Expat Insider survey carried out by the InterNations group which classified Kuwait as the worst country for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. They wondered how expatriates pay large sums of money for coming to work in …

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Kuwait Embassy official in Zimbabwe says shocked over ‘trafficking’ charges

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: Chief Secretary of Kuwait Embassy in Zimbabwe Brenda Avril May, who is facing human trafficking charges, recently said at the Harare Magistrates’ Court that she was shocked that some victims of the alleged human trafficking had reported her especially since they had actually shown interest in …

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Message against trafficking

All over the world, tens of millions of people are desperately seeking refuge, many of them far from home and even farther from safety.  Migrants and refugees face imposing physical obstacles and bureaucratic barriers. Sadly, they are also vulnerable to human rights violations and exploitation by human traffickers. Human traffickers …

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Shady agencies cause of laborers’ woes – Workers shelter addition to Kuwait’s human rights record

KUWAIT CITY, July 30, (KUNA): Due to its utter commitment to the issues of human rights, Kuwait had establish the foreign workers shelter as a measure to protect laborers from abuse. The facility, founded in 2014 on a decision by the Cabinet and efforts by a number of government bodies, …

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