The Resource "I already bought you" : abuse and exploitation of female migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates, [written by Rothna Begum.]

"I already bought you" : abuse and exploitation of female migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates, [written by Rothna Begum.]

Label
"I already bought you" : abuse and exploitation of female migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates
Title
"I already bought you"
Title remainder
abuse and exploitation of female migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates
Statement of responsibility
[written by Rothna Begum.]
Title variation
  • Abuse and exploitation of female migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates
  • United Arab Emirates
Title variation remainder
"I already bought you"
Creator
Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Documents how the UAE's visa sponsorship system (known as kafala) ties migrant workers to employers and how the exclusion of domestic workers from labor law protections leaves migrant domestic workers at risk of abuse. Exposes barriers preventing abused domestic workers from obtaining remedy, including lack of shelters, penalties for "absconding" workers, and justice system failings. Based on interviews with 99 female domestic workers, recruitment agets, employers, and others in the UAE, the report documents abuses that domestic workers face - passport confiscation, non-payment of wages, lack of rest periods and time off, confinement to households, excessive work and working hours, food deprivation, and psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. In some cases the abuses amounted to forced labor or trafficking. The UAE has an increasingly influential role in the international labor arena. In 2014, it joined the governing body of the International Labor Organization. At home, however, it maintains the exploitative kafala system, has failed to adopt a bill pending since 2012 on domestic workers' rights, and has yet to ratify key international treaties on migrants' and domestic workers' rights. Human Rights Watch calls for the reform of the kafala system and the introduction of labor law protections and other measures to fully protect domestic workers' rights
Additional physical form
Also available via the Internet.
Cataloging source
LCI
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD5856.U4
LC item number
.B44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
"I already bought you" : abuse and exploitation of female migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates, [written by Rothna Begum.]
Link
http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/uae1014_forUpload.pdf
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "October 2014"
  • Human Rights Watch report
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Labor migration to the Gulf and the UAE -- II. Immigration and recruitment policies and practices -- III. Labor law exclusion -- IV. Abuses against domestic workers -- V. Lack of shelter and support for abused domestic workers -- VI. Charges and penalties against domestic workers -- VII. Barriers to redress -- Recommendations
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9781623131586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn894348091
  • (OCoLC)894348091

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