Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East
Under the sponsorship system, escape is often the only way to leave abusive and exploitative conditions.
A year after Qatar rolled out significant labour reforms, changing jobs remains a difficult process — and an expensive one, with employers demanding huge kickbacks from workers. The messaging on paper contradicts what workers are told on-site at the labour ministry. Women migrants, particularly domestic workers, are the worst affected by these ambiguities.
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