Saturday, June 17, 2006

Domestic disputes away from home

Decision to stop recruitment of Filipina maids

Hundreds of Filipina domestic helpers working with Jordanian families are
being physically and sexually abused, and spend months or years without
being paid

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Human rights groups on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the government of the Philippines to stop sending domestic helpers to Jordan, saying such a step would highlight the abuse Philipinos and other nationals are subjected to at the hands of Jordanian families that employ them.

"These types of measures will positively contribute to providing protection to domestic helpers who suffer due to lack of proper legislations that could protect them," said Assem Rababah, President of the Adaleh Centre for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS) in Amman, Jordan.

Full story at Spero News

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