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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Domestic Workers
Region(s): United Arab Emirates ; Middle East & North Africa
Philippines United Arab Emirates UAE, Philippines sign memorandum on recruiting domestic workers. Gulf News . (17 September 2017)

The UAE and Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.

United Arab Emirates Tadbeer centres to recruit domestic workers. Gulf News . (22 March 2017)
By Al Shouk, Ali.

Saqr Ghobash said this decision was taken as the services provided by current recruitment agencies often do not meet the needs of both the domestic worker and the employer.

United Arab Emirates Tighter employment laws to ensure better protection for UAE domestic workers. The National . (18 December 2016)

Domestic workers will be assured of greater protection as their employment will soon be regulated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. Domestic workers will be assured of greater protection as their employment will soon be regulated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The new procedure will begin in Dubai early next year, and be expanded to the rest of the country by the summer, it was announced at the weekend.

Nepal United Arab Emirates Nepalese domestic workers in UAE must apply for new visas after strict rules enforced. The National UAE . (10 December 2016)
By Ahmad, Anwar.

Nepalese housemaids will have to apply for new visas after their government introduced tougher rules on hiring designed to protect them from exploitation.

United Arab Emirates Why have 9,000 domestic workers absconded?. 7 Days . (16 October 2016)

Physical abuse, a lack of basic amenities like food and the non-payment of salaries are among some of the reasons why more than 9,000 domestic workers have fled their sponsors, embassy officials and lawyers have said.

Philippines United Arab Emirates Philippines to lift ban on domestic workers; Dh1,500 new minimum salary for maids. Emirates 24/7 . (15 August 2016)

An official in the Philippine Consulate in Dubai told Emarat Al Youm that the competent authorities in his country decided to lift the ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE and added that domestic workers can come in again under the unified contract approved by the UAE Ministry of Interior in June 2014.

United Arab Emirates How gangs exploit female workers Emirates 24/7 . (25 October 2015)

Dubai Police have launched a two-year awareness campaign for domestic workers and recruitment companies to combat sexual harassment and human trafficking.

Bahrain Kuwait Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Gulf States Fail to Protect Domestic Workers From Serious Violence Human Rights Watch . (16 October 2015)
By Begum, Rothna.

Last week, a shocking story hit the headlines: a woman in Saudi Arabia allegedly cut off the hand of her Indian domestic worker, who was trying to escape from the woman's house.

Bahrain Iraq Kuwait Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates HRW urges Gulf states to follow Kuwait on domestic worker rights The Daily Star . (1 July 2015)

Kuwait's first-ever legislation on the rights of domestic helpers is a "major step" that other Gulf states should follow, Human Rights Watch said.

Bahrain Iran Iraq Kuwait Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates This Ramadan, do the right thing by your domestic worker Migrant-Rights . (22 June 2015)

For many domestic workers -migrant workers working as nannies, housemaids and cooks-  the work day becomes even longer during Ramadan.