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ILO criticizes the status of domestic workers in Kuwait

On July 18, 2011

The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas tried on the 18th of July to sum up in five lines the results of the International Labor organization meeting with Kuwaiti representatives discussing the status of workers in Kuwait. The ILO representatives said that Kuwait needs to work on protecting domestic workers from sexual, physical, and psychological abuse. The ILO also raised the issue of the increasing number of suicide attempts among maids in Kuwait, and the violation of their right of getting paid on time.