The Cambodian and Malaysian governments’ failure to regulate recruiters and employers leaves Cambodian migrant domestic workers exposed to a wide range of abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued on 1 November 2011.
The adoption by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on 16 June 2011, of a new groundbreaking treaty to extend key labour protections to domestic workers will protect millions of people who have been without guarantees of their basic rights, Human Rights Watch said.
Burmese domestic workers are celebrating in Chiang Mai on hearing that on 16 June 2011, the International Labour Organisation adopted Convention 189: Decent Work for Domestic Workers at the 100th Session of the ILO Conference, reports the MAP Foundation.
Members of the recent Philippines’ House mission to Saudi were shocked to speechlessness by the torrent of tales of cruelty, domestic repression and rape they heard from overseas Filipina domestic workers, writes Walden Bello.
Malaysia is now represented in the UN Human Rights Council for a second term and thus can no longer be complicit about the protection of the rights of women and of domestic workers, asserts Tenaganita.