UAE Visa Requires University Degree

The Financial Express Tourists from South Asian countries including Bangladesh that export labour to the UAE (United Arab Emirates) will require a university degree to get a visa, reported an international news agency quoted the Gulf News daily Tuesday. Electricians, pipe fitters, masons, farmers, drivers, tailors and cleaners from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka andContinue reading “UAE Visa Requires University Degree”

Women and children first?

By Grace Chang Originally published in Race-Talk; a blog written by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University Recently in U.S. media and public policy discourses alike, the term “human trafficking” has become synonymous with “trafficking into sex work,” and this, in turn, has been equated with “sexualContinue reading “Women and children first?”

Senate concurs to ratify the ILO Convention 189 (Decent work for domestic workers)

20 senators, without abstentions, voted to concur with the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 (Decent work for domestic workers) around 3:35 this afternoon. (Pres. Aquino signed its ratification on May 18, 2012, but this requires Senate concurrence.) Chandra Merry, our intern from CAPI/ Canada and I witnessed this fruit of our years of lobbyingContinue reading “Senate concurs to ratify the ILO Convention 189 (Decent work for domestic workers)”