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Recognize the work and rights of migrants.

Apr 9 2016

Migrant workers have been integral to every part of the Gulf's rapid development. Long before and long after the 1970s oil boom, foreign workers have not only provided the skills, expertise, and manpower essential to our growth and success, but they've enriched our societies through decades of cultural exchange.

Our histories are entwined, yet we continue to treat migrants as though they are a temporary nuisance; we especially exclude low-income migrants from fully participating in our communities, through unequal labor protections and segregating social practices.

Please share this video widely - recognizing the contributions of migrant workers and valuing them as partners in our achievements is critical to safeguarding their rights as workers and residents.

Advancing the rights of migrant workers throughout the Middle East