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Qatar's foreign domestic workers face abuse and exploitation, Amnesty warns

23 April 2014 - The Guardian. Victims of forced labour and human trafficking describe 100-hour weeks, as well as physical and sexual abuse from employers

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 23, 2014 07:39 AM |
Singapore needs to address its treatment of migrant workers

21 April 2014 - The Guardian. Faced with low wages and poor working conditions, Singapore's migrant workers are beginning to get restless. Last year, a fierce riot broke out in the suburb of Little India, after an Indian worker died in a road accident. The riot was as violent as it was rare (the last riot took place in 1969) and provoked intense scrutiny into how migrant workers are treated in the country.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 23, 2014 07:23 AM |
Remittances to developing countries to stay robust this year, despite increased deportations of migrant workers, says WB

11 April 2014 - World Bank. – International migrants from developing countries are expected to send $436 billion in remittances to their home countries this year, despite more deportations from some host countries, says the World Bank’s latest issue of the Migration and Development Brief, released today.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 23, 2014 06:15 AM |
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Migration and Development Brief #22

April 2014 - World Bank. This publication takes a look at global migration and remittances, summarising recent revelopments and future outlook.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 23, 2014 12:00 AM |
Curbing the Influence of "Bad Actors" in International Migration

2014 - Migration Policy Institute. This statement results from the eighth plenary meeting of the Transatlantic Council on Migration held in Washington DC under the theme 'Curbing the influence of 'bad actors' in International Migration'.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 16, 2014 02:18 PM |
International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO) - Selected Courses for 2014

April 2014 - ITC/ILO. Take a look at upcoming courses on offer for 2014 at ILO/ITC.

Posted by Jen Branscombe at Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM |
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Tribute to Irene Fernandez

The ILO wish to pay our respect to the memory of Irene Fernandez, who passed away on 31 March 2014. Her organization, Tenaganita, has provided critical support to migrant workers and has advocated for the rights and dignity of migrant workers in Malaysia and the region. Irene’s conviction, leadership and passion will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

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