I came across this video online. It pains me to admit that it accurately illustrates the domestic help situations we experience in Kuwait. Most are underpaid and overworked, and even young children come to view their nannies, cooks, and drivers as lesser beings. It’s a common fact that housekeepers all over the country are subjected to physical and verbal abuse by their employers, and nothing is being done to protect their civil rights. When will this end?

3 Responses to “Video: Protect the Rights of Migrant Workers in the Middle East”

  1. Free Spirit says:

    SubhanAllah I used to always think about this. And minimum wage!!!!!!!! Why don’t they have minimum wage!!!! 20 KD a month is not fit for a high school kid’s allowance these days, let alone an adult with a family to raise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for being a voice of reason

    • Faisal says:

      @FreeSpirit Thank you for your kind comment. I agree, it’s an outrage. Some are even working without pay as a result of being at the mercy of their sponsor. Something needs to be done.

  2. Khaleel says:

    I have come across a lot of cases in Kuwait on the violation of Human rights..some examples are..
    in the domestic sector, the employer has the right to file a case of absconding, has the right to cancel the residence of the worker without his presence or even knowing that his residence is cancelled, has the right to withheld the passport as long as he wish, has the right to deny the worker weekly rest days, has the right to deny his/her annual leave, has the right to deny emergency leave to the worker….but there are no law protecting any civil and human rights of the domestic worker…why the Kuwait Labor Law excluded the domestic sector? Are they not humans? why they are treated as slaves? I feel shy on this situation

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