The Star | 20 December 2019 KUALA LUMPUR: There are only 453 licensed private employment agencies in the country, says the Labour Department. Prior to 2017, 1,000 licences were issued to such agencies but after amendments were made to the Private Employme
Aljazeera | 20 December 2019 Blue-collar migrant workers continue adding to the labour force of the oil-rich Gulf, skewing long-standing efforts by its leaders to increase the percentage of its own citizens in the workforce, data of the UN’s Interna
Reuters | 19 December 2019 KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Under pressure to crack down on labor abuses, Malaysia is moving to eliminate middlemen who charge millions of foreign workers exorbitant recruitment fees, leaving them saddled w
Open Society Foundations: Sarah Paoletti, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Bandita Sijapati, Bassina Farbenblum EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Every month, nearly 16,000 Nepalis travel to the Gulf States for temporary work, and thousands more go to other countries in the Mi
Ray Jureidini, Qatar Foundation, 2014 This report examines foreign labour recruitment into Qatar. The report is based on a study conducted to ascertain the financial and procedural circumstances that give rise to basic human rights violations during labou
Institute for Human Rights & Business, September 2013 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Human trafficking and forced labour are huge problems on a global scale. An estimated 20.9 million men, women and children worldwide are in forced labour at any one time with 90%
2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment
The 4th Global Media Competition on Labour Migration focuses on labour migration and the fair recruitment of migrant workers. The 2018 media competition will be contributing to the UN TOGETHER campaign (https://together.un.org/) which has the purpose of encouraging global action in promoting non-discrimination and addressing the problem of rising xenophobia against refugees and migrants.