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Migrant workers
Struggles of Bangladeshi migrants increase amid the job cuts, climate change and more

Struggles of Bangladeshi migrants increase amid the job cuts, climate change and more

Bangladesh – Covid-19 pandemic is a challenge for the whole world but the migrant workers in Bangladesh have more on their plate to handle. If the situation was limited to the pandemic, they would have…

Migrant workers
Bangladesh seeks protections for its migrants amid COVID-19

Bangladesh seeks protections for its migrants amid COVID-19

Bangladesh seeks protections: Bangladesh govt is calling for social and legal protection for its migrant workers during crises Amid the ongoing pandemic crisis, Bangladesh is seeking social and judicial protection for its migrants working in…

Migrant workers
ILO lauds Vietnam’s new law protecting migrant workers

ILO lauds Vietnam’s new law protecting migrant workers

Taking note of the plight of the Vietnamese migrant workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese government recently passed the newly-revised Law on Contract-Based Vietnamese Overseas Workers with the aim of strengthening…

Human rights
Plan to hold Swiss firms liable for violations fails in vote

Plan to hold Swiss firms liable for violations fails in vote

Voters in Switzerland on Sunday narrowly rejected a proposal that would have imposed penalties on multinational corporations for non-compliance with human rights or international environmental standards not only in Switzerland but also in doing business…

Labour rights
Nepali government neglects rights of India-bound migrant workers: Report

Nepali government neglects rights of India-bound migrant workers: Report

Thousands of Nepali workers migrate to countries across the every year in search for better livelihood opportunities. However, India remains the main destination for majority of Nepali workers for skilled and unskilled employment opportunities. Most…

Work life balance
Post-pandemic future of work-life balance

Post-pandemic future of work-life balance

People’s perspectives about work-life balance have always been divided. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has reimagined the way we work blurring the line between work and life. Several questions are being raised about the changing dynamics…

Human rights
Pandemic highlights the need to improve Education System globally, implores Human Rights Watch

Pandemic highlights the need to improve Education System globally, implores Human Rights Watch

Covid-19 pandemic crisis is at the center stage across the countries as governments and policy makers are scrambling to work on the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs). Education sector is one of the majorly…

Work life balance
Women balancing their work and life during COVID-19 pandemic

Women balancing their work and life during COVID-19 pandemic

 The changing dynamics of corporate world now allow and accept more women in active profiles, juggling their work and personal life. No doubt that this trend must remain in existence and evolve in positive direction.…

Human rights
Coronavirus spreads alarmingly in Qatar’s labor camps, 1600 new cases for day

Coronavirus spreads alarmingly in Qatar’s labor camps, 1600 new cases for day

Coronavirus spreads exponentially in Qatar’s labor camps, CBS reported on May 15. The Gulf country recorded 32604 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths, 1632 new cases just in the last 24 hours. Most of them are…

Labour rights
Japan offers aids to sex workers amid Covid19

Japan offers aids to sex workers amid Covid19

Covid-19 pandemic, and the consequent lockdown is putting the world into an important and worrying economic crisis. The response from governments and central banks has been to make economic support plans available to citizens and…

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