Domestic Workers – International

Maid attacks employer during row over religion

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2021

by Emmanuel Tupas – The Philippine Star, 5 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A housemaid was arrested in Pasig City on Friday after she reportedly assaulted her employer for harassing her to change her religion.

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HSW deployment ban to Saudi remains

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin – The Philippine Star, 1 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Until the issuance of new verification guidelines, the Philippines won’t resume the deployment of Filipino household service workers (HSWs) to Saudi Arabia.

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OFW from Kuwait wins house and lot in Villar summit

Published by rudy Date posted on November 21, 2021

by Cecille Suerte Felipe – The Philippine Star, 21 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Christmas came early for an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who won a Lessandra house and lot, the grand prize during the 10th OFW and Family Summit.

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Pinay domestic worker takes Hong Kong employer to court over accusations of repeated abuse

Published by rudy Date posted on October 13, 2021

by Brian Wong, South China Morning Post, 13 Oct 2021 A domestic worker has taken her Hong Kong employer to court over accusations that she was beaten, threatened and in one case, forced to eat porridge spiked with detergent.

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Commentary: Can new part-time cleaning services replace Singapore’s need for live-in migrant domestic workers?

Published by rudy Date posted on September 4, 2021

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‘Invisible hands’: How millions of domestic workers fare under Covid-19

Published by rudy Date posted on July 30, 2020

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How Filipina domestic workers protect and support each other in Jordan

Published by rudy Date posted on June 16, 2020

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Domestic workers chartbook

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2020

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Pinoy domestic helpers in Hong Kong to get pay hike

Published by rudy Date posted on October 1, 2019

by Mayen Jaymalin with Rudy Santos (The Philippine Star) – 1 Oct 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong are getting a salary increase, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday.

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OFW dies in Kuwait; ‘cucumber’ found inside her private part – DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on May 17, 2019

By: Christia Marie Ramos – Reporter, INQUIRER.net, May 17, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino household worker has died at the hands of her employer in Kuwait – reportedly black and blue and with a “cucumber” inside her private part, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced Thursday.

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Foreign domestic workers protest abuse in Beirut

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2019

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Singaporean couple jailed for ‘worst of its kind’ maid abuse

Published by rudy Date posted on March 18, 2019

by Agence France-Presse, Mar 18, 2019 SINGAPORE, Singapore — A Singaporean couple was on Monday jailed for abusing a Myanmar maid after the pair force-fed her with a funnel, made her eat her own vomit and threatened to kill her family if she reported the maltreatment.

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Foreign maids fearful after visit by UK law enforcement

Published by rudy Date posted on February 27, 2019

by Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Feb 27 2019 LONDON – Foreign domestic workers in Britain who have been exploited or enslaved could be deterred from seeking help after law enforcement visited a support group demanding the whereabouts of one of their members, the head of the charity said on Tuesday.

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Domestic helper accuses former employer and convicted maid abuser of cruel campaign of injustice

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2018

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100 Women: Maid dies in Malaysia after being left to ‘sleep outside with dog’

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2018

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43049684?ocid=socialflow_twitter, Feb 2018 A domestic worker in Malaysia has died after suspected abuse by her employer, including being made to “sleep outside with the dog,” a politician has said.

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Revised POEA rules allow deployment of more HSWs

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2017

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), Aug 28, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – More Filipino household service workers (HSWs) can now work in the Middle East, an official said yesterday.

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Anger over calls to limit air-con for Hong Kong maids

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2017

Agence France-Presse, Aug 11, 2017 Hong Kong, China — Calls to restrict air conditioning for Hong Kong’s domestic maids amid sweltering summer temperatures were dubbed inhumane by rights groups Friday, after a politician suggested helpers should get “used to the hot weather”.

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Maids in Hong Kong forced to sleep in toilets, cubbyholes – survey

Published by rudy Date posted on May 12, 2017

by Reuters, May 12, 2017 KUALA LUMPUR – Domestic workers in Hong Kong are being forced to sleep in toilets, tiny cubbyholes, and on balconies, activists found in an investigation that uncovered the “appalling” living conditions of maids in the wealthy financial hub.

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