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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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Summary We all have to live in the borders of the boxes our dads or husbands draw for us. —Zahra, 25-year-old Saudi woman, April 7, 2016 It can mess with your head and the way you look at yourself. How do you respect yourself or how [can…
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Summary When Saudi men and women sit down to watch the London Olympic Games later this year they will likely only get to see male athletes representing their country. This is because of an…
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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 …
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“They Put Me in the Hole” Military Detention, Torture, and Lack of Due Process in Cabinda I. Glossary of Acronyms II. Summary III. Recommendations To the President and Government of Angola IV…
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I. Summary Initially I got 400 riyals as my monthly salary.  Every two years they increased it by 100 or 200 riyals.  By the end I earned 700 riyals [$182][1] per month…. On top of my salary they gave me some…
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Glossary of Key Terms Ahliyya Legal capacity to act in legal or financial transactions. Madhhab School of Islamic law or jurisprudence. Mu'arif A male relative able to verify the identity of a …
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Exported and Exposed Abuses against Sri Lankan Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates I. Summary Key Recommendations II. Background Status of…
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Swept Under the Rug Abuses against Domestic Workers Around the World I. Introduction Best and worst government practices Key recommendations To Labor Ministries To Heads of State and Government, and…
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SUMMARY "It was like a bad dream" is the way one migrant worker from the Philippines summed up his experiences in Saudi Arabia.Another worker, from Bangladesh, told us: "I slept many nights beside the road and spent many…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and Abuse of Girls Risks to Women and Girls in…