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    Labour rights
    International Labor Organization’s convention on child labor receives universal approval

    International Labor Organization’s convention on child labor receives universal approval

    On Tuesday, The International Labor Organization (ILO) expressed that this is the first time in history; all the 187 member states have endorsed a global convention. However, the execution of the agreement on the most…

    Embassies
    What does President Trump’s suspension of H-1B visa mean and how will it impact Indians?

    What does President Trump’s suspension of H-1B visa mean and how will it impact Indians?

    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump’s announcement in July, to suspend H-1B visas, which came as a shock for Indian IT experts, alongside other foreign visas for the rest of 2020.  President Donald Trump called…

    Migrant workers
    Migrants brave closed borders to enter Thailand illegally

    Migrants brave closed borders to enter Thailand illegally

    Many hundreds are arrested each month trying to cross over from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos on foot. In Thailand, the lockdown has lifted and businesses are open again. But borders haven’t opened and the thousands…

    Embassies
    Nepal issues new guidelines to repatriate stranded workers

    Nepal issues new guidelines to repatriate stranded workers

    The cabinet has said the government will sponsor air tickets for those whose companies haven’t come forward to send them back home. With the pandemic grinding economies to a halt, it is expected that countries…

    Human rights
    Ukrainians appeal President Zelensky to help curb Violence Against Women in the nation

    Ukrainians appeal President Zelensky to help curb Violence Against Women in the nation

    Ukraine has approved the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and has marked but not yet confirmed the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against…

    Labour rights
    UN raises awareness about worsening plight of domestic workers amid coronavirus

    UN raises awareness about worsening plight of domestic workers amid coronavirus

    Domestic workers have been hit the hardest amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Even before the global outbreak of coronavirus, these workers had been surviving without adequate labor laws and fair wages but the pandemic onslaught…

    Work life balance
    Teachers working remotely – How can they maintain work-life balance

    Teachers working remotely – How can they maintain work-life balance

    Teachers are considered as the most underrated and under-appreciated, yet most strenuous job profiles where striking a balance between work and personal life is hard to achieve. Teaching is one profession where one can see…

    Embassies
    Thousands of seasonal migrants from Moroccan stuck in Spain

    Thousands of seasonal migrants from Moroccan stuck in Spain

    The migrants, mostly women, who come to Huelva every year for the strawberry harvest season are unable to go back home due to pandemic-related travel restrictions. Every year thousands of migrants from Morocco land up…

    Embassies
    Sri Lankan expatriates infected with Covid-19 are thrice the number of local cases

    Sri Lankan expatriates infected with Covid-19 are thrice the number of local cases

    Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated that around 1000 migrant workers are tainted with Covid-19 who had returned from abroad, and are undergoing treatment in hospitals or quarantine centers. The coronavirus positive cases in…

    Labour rights
    Saudi Arabia announces new fines for companies violating workers rights amid pandemic

    Saudi Arabia announces new fines for companies violating workers rights amid pandemic

    New penalties are introduced and will be enforced on companies that breach a royal mandate to support Saudi laborers in the private sector that are hit by the aftermaths of the coronavirus pandemic, the Arab…