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Latest items for LDS-DATA-1

Nov. 7, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LDS-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-4

"Conservative traditions once meant it was not acceptable for Tajik women to work to earn a living, but the situation has changed. Huge numbers of Tajik men travel to Russia as labour migrants each year, leaving many jobs to be filled by women [in Tajikistan]"(para 4)
Nov. 7, 2017, 11 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Conservative traditions once meant it was not acceptable for Tajik women to work to earn a living, but the situation has changed. Huge numbers of Tajik men travel to Russia as labour migrants each year, leaving many jobs to be filled by women"(para 4). This data point is for male migrant labor (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Climate change is making an already tough life even harder for many of the estimated 20 million people now crammed into heaving greater Dhaka. Its population continues to grow at nearly 5 percent a year as migrants - many of whom have lost their farms to worsening erosion, storms and sea-level rise - flood in seeking new work"(para 5)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Starting when the twins were 4 months old, he would from time to time take the children and kick her {Elham} out of the house, she said. She would intermittently take work as a domestic worker to have somewhere to stay"(7)
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).
June 13, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: China, Indonesia, Philippines
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Two-thirds of Hong Kong's helpers are mothers themselves, who feel forced to leave their young children at home so they can work abroad and send money back, to give their families a better future" (p 5)
June 13, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia, Philippines
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"[There are] approximately 330,000 domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia who left their homes to find work in Hong Kong" (p 3)
June 5, 2017, 6 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon

"300,000 Syrian children in Lebanon are still out of school, with the majority of them working as child slaves for about 30p an hour in unbearable conditions" (p 6)
May 1, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"From January to October 2014, the ministry received 112 salary claims involving female domestic workers" (32). "The great majority of the approximately 227,100 female domestic workers (mainly from the Philippines and Indonesia) worked under clearly outlined contracts" (32). "According to an NGO, which surveyed 195 foreign domestic workers from July 2013 to October 2014, about six in 10 foreign domestic workers do not get a weekly day off in practice" (33).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"While accurate statistics for children working in indentured domestic servitude (referred to as 'restaveks') did not exist, authorities estimated that there were between 250,000 and 500,000 such children, the majority of whom were girls" (28). "An estimated 225,000 children worked as restaveks in urban areas of the country. Most restaveks were girls between the ages of five and 17 years" (37).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"An estimated 39,000 children, primarily indigenous girls, worked as domestic servants and were often vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse" (28).
Feb. 1, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"After six months on the job, when the government incentives are paid out, around half the trainees brought in by Gram Tarang return to their villages. Only 40 percent stay longer than a year" (para 62)
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Cambodian and Laos children and youth travelled for work (20% and 19%, respectively) more than their counterparts from Myanmar (11%) and Vietnam (9%). The majority of children and youth from Cambodia and Laos who migrated for work went to another country (83% and 71%), while child and youth migrants from Vietnam were most likely to travel to another province within their own country (77%) and youth from Myanmar were most likely to travel to another village or town in their home province (60%). Among children and youth from Cambodia and Myanmar who migrated for work, approximately half were female and half were male. In contrast, nearly two thirds of Lao ...more
Jan. 25, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

" More than 130,000 women have left their home countries to work in Oman as migrant domestic workers, cooking, cleaning and caring for children while living in their employers’ homes" (para 1). "According to official Omani data, about a quarter of Omani families have a domestic worker, but this figure could be far higher as lots of people hire undocumented workers" (para 2).
Jan. 9, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Between 17,000 and 22,000 immigrants, mostly from the Economic Community of West African States, were working in the country. Most were men, but the number of immigrant women recently increased" (18).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: LDS-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-3

“Authorities reported that undocumented migrants and asylum-seekers spent an average of two months in detention. As of September, two persons were in closed centers. Usually within less than two weeks after their detention, authorities moved “vulnerable individuals,” such as children, pregnant women, elderly persons, and parents with infants, to open centers, where they were free to come and go” (5).
Dec. 12, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Girls were subjected to commercial sexual exploitation, and there were reports that Romani girls as young as 12 endured early and forced marriage and domestic servitude" (22).
Nov. 7, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"There were credible reports employers forced many of the country’s 70,000 domestic workers, most of them women" (43).
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

According to Table 1: Table 1 shows the quantitative direct participation of women in the first legislative body/parliament of Timor-Leste from 2001-2007, Political Party Frente Revolucionårio de Timor-Leste Independente/FRETILIN, 55 Seats, 17 Women elected, 30.9% Women in the party. Political Party Partido Democratico/PD, 7 Seats, 1 Woman elected, 14.3% Women in the party. Political Party Partido Social Democrata/PSD, 6 Seats, 2 Women elected, 33.3% Women in the party. Political Party Associaçao Social Democratica Timorense/ASDT, 6 Seats, 1 Woman elected, 16.7% Women in the party. Political Party Partido Democratico Cristao/PDC, 2 Seats, 0 Women elected, 0% Women in the party. Political Party Klibur Oan Timor As’wain/KOTA, 2 Seats, 0 Women elected, ...more
July 27, 2016, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Across the country, some 400,000 women, mostly immigrants, work in agriculture, toiling in fields, nurseries and packing plants" (para 1)
July 18, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: United States

"Around 200,000 people, the vast majority of whom are women from outside of the United States, are employed as domestic workers in New York City" (66).
June 27, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Countries: Thailand

"Overall, the number of male migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia is greater than female. Male migrant workers are usually engaged in construction, agriculture, cattle raising and fisheries, whereas female migrant workers are usually domestic workers. Among domestic migrant workers, the number of female migrants from Myanmar and Laos was four times higher than that of male migrants and three times higher than that of male migrants among Cambodian migrant workers. The number of migrant workers doubled in 2009 from 2007 due to the government policy allowing both registered migrants and non-registered migrants to register for work permit (Table 22)" (27).
June 10, 2016, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"The employment rate of women with a migration background (between 20 and 64) rose from 54.8 per cent in 2007 to 60.4 per cent in 2012. Their employment rate is thus lower than that of men with a migration background (2007: 72.7 per cent; 2012: 77 per cent) and of women in general (2007: 66.7 per cent; 2012: 71.5 per cent). Nevertheless, it rose comparatively strongly by 5.6 percentage points" (41).
May 25, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"In the United States of America the proportion of female and male migrants is almost identical, while in other more developed countries – such as Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands and the United Kingdom – women’s share exceeds 50 per cent" (13).
May 25, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"The share of women migrants in the oil-wealthy Gulf States, such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, is less than one third of the total number of migrants as the bulk of the foreign-born population are men of working age" (13).
May 25, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"The high proportion of female migrants in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Ukraine is a consequence of the dissolution of the former Soviet Union, and some of these women may have not moved at all but were enumerated differently due to their place of birth" (13).
May 5, 2016, 7:10 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Among female foreign nationals, domestic workers are particularly prone to being detained and deported for violating the Sponsorship Law. In March 2013, of the 378 women held in detention, between 90 and 95 percent had been employed as domestic workers" (74).
May 5, 2016, 7:07 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"From January 2010 to June 2013, 41 cases of torture against child domestic workers were reported10 in Pakistani media. Of this, 34 were girls and 19 resulted in death" (78).
April 18, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

“Justice Centre, a non-profit human rights organization, says its study of 1,049 domestic helpers found that one in six are victims of forced labor and face abuses such as physical violence, wage exploitation and deprivation of food and rest. Of those, 14% were trafficked. Hong Kong is one of the world's richest cities, a financial center packed with shiny skyscrapers, luxury boutiques, and billionaire tycoons. It's also home to 336,600 migrant domestic workers. Based on the report's findings, as many as 56,000 may be in forced labor” (para 1-2). “One in three Hong Kong households with children have a maid, according to the Justice Centre. These migrant laborers make up ...more
March 9, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

Though not technically migrant labor, they are brought to other countries under false pretenses. (LMS coder comment). "In fact, according to 2008 media reports, attributed to the MOIA, 20,000 abandoned wives are officially recorded as abandoned as a result of such ['holiday'] marriages." (1)