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Tag Archives: human trafficking

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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Kuwaiti citizen caught selling fake visas at KD 350 each

KUWAIT CITY, May 8: Officers from the Electronic Crimes Unit in the General Criminal Investigation Department at the Interior Ministry arrested a citizen, identified as Hassan Abbas, for selling fake entry visas. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media Department disclosed that results of preliminary investigations revealed …

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PAM reports Fatwa nod to Labor Law amendments – Changes target market adjustment

KUWAIT CITY, May 8: The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) said the Fatwa and Legislation Department has approved the amendment to some articles of Labor Law No 6/2010 concerning employees and the employers who violate the rights of the laborers, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. The sources pointed out, PAM …

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MPs query Interior on sex trade – Push on recruitment firm for domestics

KUWAIT CITY, May 4: MP Saud Aharija has forwarded questions to Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid on the alleged network that ‘sells’ Malawian women in Kuwait for sex activities. He cited a report published by Al-Rai daily on April 24, 2016 stating that a network is selling Malawian women for …

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Probe media reports on abuse of Malawian women: Al-Ghanim – ‘Expats rights will be protected’

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: AbdulRahman Al Ghanim — the Counselor of the Migrant Labor Committee at Kuwait Society for Human Rights and the Ministry of Interior — called to investigate about what was published in the Malawian media about the network that sells Malawian women in Kuwait and force them …

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