Tag: kafala system

HRC32: ADHRB calls attention to violence against domestic workers in GCC

HRC32: ADHRB calls attention to violence against domestic workers in GCC

On June 20, ADHRB associate Amanda Milani delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 3.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Madam Rapporteur, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, together with […]

Domestic workers experience heightened abuse during Ramadan

Domestic workers experience heightened abuse during Ramadan

In February, Somalia announced plans to send an estimated 50,000 workers yearly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Currently, this plan is awaiting approval from both countries. Recently, Somalia announced that it would send between 600 and 1,000 domestic workers to the kingdom just ahead of the start of the […]

HRC32: ADHRB calls for an end to the Kafala system

HRC32: ADHRB calls for an end to the Kafala system

On June 14, ADHRB international advocacy officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 3.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. Rapporteur, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain […]

Projected Increase of Bangladeshi  Migrant Workers in Qatar

Projected Increase of Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in Qatar

With the FIFA World Cup approaching, Qatar is seeking to hire 300,000 more workers from Bangladesh within the next three years. Overpopulation, environmental degradation, widespread poverty, and underemployment are all motivating factors for the high numbers of mostly male migrants who leave Bangladesh to look for employment abroad. Qatar reportedly […]

At UN, ADHRB Draws Attention to Lack of GCC Engagement with the UN Special Procedures

At UN, ADHRB Draws Attention to Lack of GCC Engagement with the UN Special Procedures

Geneva, Switzerland — 24 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Human Rights, ADHRB advocacy associate Eric Eikenberry delivered on oral intervention detailing the Gulf Cooperation Council countries’ recent engagement with the UN Special Procedures. In particular, the intervention […]