Migrant Rights

Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East

About

Migrant-Rights.org aims to raise awareness about the plight of migrant workers in the Middle East and amplify the voices of the disempowered.

Migrant-Rights.org aims to raise awareness of the plight of migrant workers in the Middle East and amplify the voices of the disempowered.

About Us

Migrant-Rights.org is online content-based advocacy forum that aims to advance the rights of migrant workers in the Middle East, and to encourage social action to address human rights abuses. Expatriate workers are critical to the fabric of our societies and success of our economies,. They comprise nearly 85% of the population in some states. Though many migrants hold white-collar jobs, the majority of foreigners are temporary low-income migrants involved in manual labour, such as construction or agricultural sectors, or as drivers and domestic workers. These individuals represent the backbone of our economic development as well as our homes. Yet they are undervalued, ignored, exploited and denied their most basic human rights. Labor and comprehensive rights’ protections for migrant workers are lacking on unenforced, rendering migrants vulnerable to conditions likened to modern day slavery. Mideast Youth launched Migrant-Rights.org to raise awareness of human rights abuse and amplify the voices of the disempowered.

Mideast Youth launched Migrant-Rights.org to raise awareness of human rights abuse and amplify the voices of the disempowered.

Our Aim

Migrant workers are the “invisible majority”;in particular the GCC states. Despite systematic exploitation, their experiences are often marginalized and discredited by both the media and host governments. Instead, local narratives attempt to reverse victimize, scapegoating migrants for crimes, public health issues, and unemployment.
Thus, our first task is to break the silence surrounding the abuses of human rights by challenging these narratives, exposing endemic abuses, and amplifying the voices of migrant workers.
We also aim to effectively lobby our governments to reform employment and residency law and to extend protections to all migrant workers and their families. Our campaigns and op-eds provide policy critiques and proposals to ensure expatriates are accorded their essential human rights.
Finally, this website provides up-to-date, informative resources for migrant workers, advocates, citizens, employers and media professionals.

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Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East