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Maid to Order
Ending Abuses Against Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore

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Summary

Background

Pre-Departure Abuses

Legal Framework for Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore

Agent Abuse and Negligence in Singapore

Workplace Abuses in Singapore

Government and Private Responses to Abuse

Conclusion

Recommendations

Acknowledgments

Appendix A: Standard Contract for Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (pdf file - 5 pages, 139 Kb)

Appendix B: Work Permit Conditions for Domestic Workers in Singapore (pdf file - 2 pages, 124 Kb)

Appendix C: Abuses Documented by Human Rights Watch (pdf file - 2 pages, 123 Kb)

Appendix D: Prosecution Cases for Salary Default (pdf file - 1 page, 125 Kb)

December 2005   Vol.17, No. 10(C)