Underreported: The Exploitation of International Domestic Workers

Thursday, November 17, 2011

On this week’s Underreported, Human Rights Watch researcher Nisha Varia describes abuses of migrant domestic workers in Asia and the Middle East, and why Cambodian women are particularly vulnerable to mistreatment in Malaysia. Plus, a look at efforts to implement international labor standards for domestic workers.


Nisha Varia

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Amy from Manhattan

The US doesn't have a law protecting domestic workers either! New York State passed one last year & was the 1st state to do so, but there's no law protecting these workers in the rest of the country. (I'm active w/Jews for Racial & Economic Justice [], which worked w/Domestic Workers United to pass the NY's Domestic Workers Bill of Rights--otherwise I probably wouldn't know about this.)

Nov. 17 2011 01:53 PM

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