April 28, 2010

Slow Reform

Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia and the Middle East

Summary
Key Recommendations to Governments of Labor-Receiving Countries
To Labor Ministries and Parliaments
To Ministries of Interior
To Foreign Ministries
To Ministries of Justice and Social Affairs
Background
Migration for Domestic Work in Asia and the Middle East
Human Rights Abuses against Migrant Domestic Workers
Labor Reforms
Standard Employment Contracts
Bilateral Agreements: the Example of Indonesia and Malaysia
Legislative Reform
Immigration Policies
Incremental Reforms in other Labor Sectors Employing Migrants
Resistance to Ending Employer-Based Visas
Criminal Justice System
Labor and Civil Society Organizing
Conclusion
Acknowledgments