GENDER ALERT: WHO CARES, AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT GOING TO EUROPE?

Hundreds of women and girls from the greater Horn of Africa mainly from Ethiopia and parts of Somalia and Kenya migrate as domestic laborers to the Arab Gulf countries and the Middle East, through legitimized and hidden means. Women migration is stirred up by lack of opportunities within the region, the promise of better wages and[…..]

International Women’s Day – 8 March 2017

‘She is dead; her body came from Saudi’ International Women’s Day is calling on the masses to help forge a better working world- a more inclusive, gender equal world. However, that gender parity working world and that equal pay is a far cry from the reality of the working conditions that is facing trafficked women[…..]

Escaping the heat into the fire: Migration of Ethiopian women domestic workers to the Gulf countries

Migrant domestic workers in the Middle East and Gulf countries are ranked, with Filipinos at the top commanding the highest salaries, followed by Indonesian and Sri Lankan women, and African women at the bottom. The region has a deeply rooted culture of discrimination against people of African descent. Ethiopia is one of the most populous[…..]