Economy / Employment - - Multi-country

Slow Reform. Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia and the Middle East

03.06.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

This report examines the working conditions of female and male domestic workers in eight countries that host significant numbers of them, such as Lebanon where there are an estimated 200,000. Migrants' domestic work is an important source of employment for women from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Nepal, India and Ethiopia. It examines the progress achieved in terms of their legal protection under labour laws; the rights for protection of domestic workers; the reform of immigration "sponsorship" systems that contribute to abuse; the response by police and courts to physical and sexual violence; and the conditions in which civil society and trade unions organize.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Nisha Varia
  • Publishing house : Human Rights Watch
  • Publication date : 2010
  • Number of pages : 26
  • Language : English


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