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Latest items for Oman

Aug. 30, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

“Government officials frequently deny women land grants or housing loans, and prefer to conduct business with a woman's husband or other male relative" (para 37)
Aug. 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

“In order to escape poverty and support their families back home, thousands of domestic workers from South and South-East Asia migrate to Oman with the promise of stable employment in local households” (para 1). “In order to protect its nationals from abusive employment, Indonesia has banned migration to Oman, as well as other countries with a similar history of migrant labour abuse” (para 19).
Aug. 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

“In order to escape poverty and support their families back home, thousands of domestic workers from South and South-East Asia migrate to Oman with the promise of stable employment in local households” (para 1). “The kafala creates an ‘unbreakable’ tie between the migrant worker and their employer, which means that the migrant worker’s visa is directly conditioned by the employer. … At least 130,000 migrant domestic workers are affected by the kafala system” (para 6-7).
Aug. 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

“Once they [domestic workers] arrive in Oman, new employers often seize their passports so that they cannot depart when they want, ultimately, denying them their freedom of movement. They are made subject to excessive working hours, sleep deprivation and starvation. Many suffer from verbal or sexual abuse. All too often, the money they work so hard for is denied to them. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, a great number of female migrant domestic workers fall prey to such abusive employment, and become Oman’s modern-day slaves” (para 2-4). “The country’s visa sponsorship system, known as kafala, … make migrant workers highly vulnerable to exploitation. The kafala creates an ...more
Aug. 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1

“Many [domestic workers] suffer from verbal or sexual abuse” (para 3). “Asma [a domestic worker from Bangladesh] was both sexually and verbally abused … Many other female domestic workers share Asma K.’s story” (para 13).
Aug. 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

“The country’s visa sponsorship system, known as kafala, as well as the absence of labour law protections for domestic workers make migrant workers highly vulnerable to exploitation. The kafala creates an ‘unbreakable’ tie between the migrant worker and their employer, which means that the migrant worker’s visa is directly conditioned by the employer. This prohibits migrant workers from switching jobs, even if they face abuse at their workplace” (para 5-7). “A report from Human Rights Watch also stated that women who decide to escape their abusive employment [as domestic servants] often face legal penalties” (para 11). “In 2012, Oman promised the United Nations Human Rights Council to look for alternatives ...more
Aug. 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Once they [domestic workers] arrive in Oman, new employers often seize their passports so that they cannot depart when they want, ultimately, denying them their freedom of movement” (para 2).
Aug. 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

“Human Rights Watch states that Oman was further criticized by the United States government for not demonstrating increased efforts to address human trafficking” (para 24). “In 2015, there were only five prosecutions on sex trafficking” (para 25).
Aug. 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

“Once they [domestic workers] arrive in Oman, new employers often seize their passports so that they cannot depart when they want, ultimately, denying them their freedom of movement. They are made subject to excessive working hours, sleep deprivation and starvation. Many suffer from verbal or sexual abuse. All too often, the money they work so hard for is denied to them. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, a great number of female migrant domestic workers fall prey to such abusive employment, and become Oman’s modern-day slaves” (para 2-4). “The country’s visa sponsorship system, known as kafala, … make migrant workers highly vulnerable to exploitation. The kafala creates an ...more
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

6.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ATC-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CONST-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ATC-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-5

5.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-3

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