Nepali Women in Danger in Saudi

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Jun 12 2010

Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to investigate the trafficking of Nepali women between the two countries.

Nepali women who have agreed to work in Kuwait are reportedly being sent to Saudi Arabia, where they often find themselves stranded without work or papers.

Kuwaiti employment brokers are reported to be sending women illegally to Saudi Arabia, often making use of family networks, to meet the demand in the Saudi market for cheap domestic labour.

Gaps in labour laws and restrictive employment practices are putting migrant workers in Saudi Arabia at risk, according to HRW.

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