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The situation of foreign workers’ rights in Qatar.

The situation of foreign workers’ rights in Qatar.

Foreign employment in Qatar has registered a rapid increase since 2010 in which Qatar was granted the right to host the 2022 World Cup. Due to reasons, including the boom that followed that year in…

Human rights
MAAT for peace development and human rights reveals violations of workers’ rights in Qatar.

MAAT for peace development and human rights reveals violations of workers’ rights in Qatar.

Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights participated in the 97th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva, and in its interventions before the Committee regarding the Qatari and…

Human rights
In Qatar, 1,400 builders from Nepal were killed at facilities for the World Cup 2022

In Qatar, 1,400 builders from Nepal were killed at facilities for the World Cup 2022

At least 1,400 workers from Nepal were killed in the construction and preparation of football stadiums in Qatar for the World Cup in 2022.  The information has  been confirmed by the Nepalese government. It became…

Human rights
Labor Rights Are Human Rights —                                                      It’s Time We Guaranteed Them in the Constitution

Labor Rights Are Human Rights — It’s Time We Guaranteed Them in the Constitution

The US used to tell the world that strong unions were a bulwark against fascism. We should take our own advice and enshrine the right to organize. Democratic presidential contenders are renewing their acquaintance with…

Economy
An unequal world: 2,000 have more wealth than 4.6 billion people

An unequal world: 2,000 have more wealth than 4.6 billion people

The total wealth of the 22 richest Scrooges on the planet exceeds the wealth of all African women.  On the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the super-exclusive club that from 21 to…

Human rights
Workers are on the move, often into uncertain and potentially exploitative labor

Workers are on the move, often into uncertain and potentially exploitative labor

Shifts in demographic and economic patterns are pushing workers to cross borders for jobs in ever increasing numbers. Migrants often leave their home communities due to extreme poverty and face exploitation as they search for…

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Recruitment scandal: Qatar’s Yousif Bin Mohamed Al-Hail abuses Nepalese migrant workers, making millions

Recruitment scandal: Qatar’s Yousif Bin Mohamed Al-Hail abuses Nepalese migrant workers, making millions

The recent findings exposed how Qatar’s ambassador to the Republic of Nepal Sheikh Yousif Bin Mohamed Al-Hail was looting many Nepali immigrants through a recruitment agency. Victims of the recruitment scandal revealed that Qatar ambassador…

Human rights
UN Poll: Decline in sympathy for migrant workers in Asia-Pacific

UN Poll: Decline in sympathy for migrant workers in Asia-Pacific

According to recent UN polls there has been a surge in negative attitude towards migrant workers in Asia-Pacific region especially in nations like Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The survey, conducted by the UN International Labour…