Across the GCC, Migrant-Rights.org advocates with employers, businesses and young citizens to bring about a change in attitudes towards migrant workers. Our outreach includes creating tools and developing ideas to fill the information gap and spark communication. These are some of our initiatives.
Most large organisations have high recruitment and employment standards for direct employees. The same may not be true for those indirectly associated with these organisations, including subcontracted workers and domestic workers sponsored by employees. Collaborating with legal and sector-specific experts, we create tools and provide tips on navigating issues involving this vulnerable category of workers.
Ensaniyat is a project with a two-fold mission. The first is looking at facilities management contracting in Qatar, and the responsibility of businesses in ensuring the contracted staff are hired and employed in an ethical manner. The project engages with businesses and encourages them to revisit the relationship with their sub-contractors. The second part of the project works with students in Qatar and Kuwait on changing perceptions of domestic workers in the region.
Project Bridges aims to reduce the isolation of migrant domestic workers in the Gulf by advocating with employers of domestic workers, influential institutions, and governments of origin and destination. Bridges works on recruitment reform, improving relationships between employers and migrant domestic workers, and encouraging governments in countries of origin to act responsibly. This is a partnership between Migrant-Rights.org and Hivos.