The Resource Walls at every turn : abuse of migrant domestic workers through Kuwait's sponsorship system, Human Rights Watch

Walls at every turn : abuse of migrant domestic workers through Kuwait's sponsorship system, Human Rights Watch

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Walls at every turn : abuse of migrant domestic workers through Kuwait's sponsorship system
Title
Walls at every turn
Title remainder
abuse of migrant domestic workers through Kuwait's sponsorship system
Statement of responsibility
Human Rights Watch
Title variation
  • Abuse of migrant domestic workers through Kuwait's sponsorship system
  • Kuwait
Title variation remainder
walls at every turn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Foreign domestic workers play an essential role in nearly every Kuwaiti household. More than 660,000 foreign domestic workers from Asia and Africa, the majority of whom are women, work for Kuwait's 1.3 million citizens, as well as for foreign residents living in the country. While some employers develop an affectionate and caring bond with the women who care for their children, cook their meals, and clean their homes, others take advantage of weak legal protections and an isolated home environment that shields human rights abuses from outside scrutiny. The sponsorship system, through which Kuwait currently regulates domestic labor migration, prevents workers from changing employers without sponsor consent and criminalizes workers for leaving their workplace without employer permission. These restrictions make it very difficult for a worker to terminate her employment with an employer, and effectively pressure workers to remain in the employment of even abusive employers. In particular, the 'absconding provision' in the implementing regulations of the Aliens' Residence Law penalizes workers whose employers report them as 'absconding' with up to six months in prison, or KD 400 in fines, or both of these punishments. This report makes recommendations to Kuwait's Parliament and government ministries regarding ways these issues may be addressed
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Also available via the Internet.
Cataloging source
NTE
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Walls at every turn : abuse of migrant domestic workers through Kuwait's sponsorship system, Human Rights Watch
Link
http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2010/10/06/walls-every-turn-0
Publication
Note
  • "This report was written by Priyanka Motaparthy, Leonard H. Sandler fellow for 2009-2010 in the Middle East and North Africa and Women's Rights Divisions of Human Rights Watch"--Acknowledgements
  • "October 2010"--P. following t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
97 p.
Isbn
9781564326935
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn670247633
  • (OCoLC)670247633

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