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Arab education unions focus on union renewal and quality education 2017-12-15 [Education International]

#MeToo, Say Domestic Workers in the Middle East 2017-12-09 [HRW]

#Tech4Worse: The problem with digital labour initiatives for the Middle East 2017-12-08 [Open Democracy ]

Migrant Domestic Workers in Oman, UAE Abused 2017-11-15 [HRW]

Domestic workers from Tanzania 'working like robots, 2017-11-15 [DW]

Domestic workers who flee their abusive employers in the UAE and Oman could be charged with a hefty fine and sent to prison 2017-11-15 [MiddleEastEye]

87th Session of Directors of Arab Labor Organization Kicked off 2017-10-08 [MENAFN]

Campaign to end violence against women progresses in MENA region 2017-09-27 [IndustriALL]

Despite migration ban, Indonesian domestic workers still face forced labour and abuses in the Gulf 2017-09-11 [Equal Times]

Race and exploitation in the Gulf 2017-08-28 [Open Democracy]

Domestic workers claiming rights under the kafala system 2017-08-18 [Open Democracy]

Al-Jazeerah head backs some form of trade union in Doha 2017-07-26 [Middle East Eye]

Towards a Trade Union policy to eliminate child labour in the Arab States 2017-07-14 [ILO]

What will it take to protect Filipino domestic workers from abuse and exploitation in the Middle East? 2017-06-19 [Equal Times ]

Gulf States’ Slow March Toward Domestic Workers’ Rights 2017-06-17 [Human Rights Watch]

We must prevent Kenyan migrants from being slaves rather than workers 2017-06-15 [Equal Times]

Abused Migrant Workers End Up in Prison After Trying to Flee 2017-06-08 [News Deeply]

Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World Signed in Morocco 2017-06-05 [IFJ]

Reports of ill-treatment of domestic workers leads Ghana to ban on workers moving to Gulf countries 2017-06-03 [Middle East Monitor]

Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World Signed in Morocco 2017-06-03 [IFJ]

Lola and Her Tormentor 2017-05-25 [The Atlantic]

Arab countries’ teacher union leaders commit to defend human rights and quality public education 2017-05-12 [Education International]

Electricity unions in Middle East and North Africa create network 2017-05-11 [IndustriALL]

Oil and gas union network in Middle East and North Africa grows in strength 2017-04-25 [IndustriALL]

The Arab world needs to admit: It's racist 2017-04-08 [Middle East Eye]

Journalists unions launch new drive to establish media freedom mechanism 2017-04-08 [IFJ]

People are selling maids online in the Arab world and it's not OK 2017-04-03 [Stepfeed]

Successes for Algerian unions 2017-03-28 [ITF]

Raising Arabic female teachers’ voices 2017-03-22 [Education International]

Unions in the Middle East and North Africa see growing participation of women 2017-03-08 [IndustriALL]

Closing the Gulf's gender gap 2017-03-07 [Arab Business]

Gulf Countries and Forced Labour 2016-12-13 [ITUC]

“The Middle East will bring an the end to the EU” 2016-11-15 [Equal Times]

UNRWA workers on strike in four countries over low wages 2016-09-19 [al Bawaba]

ILO launches safe migration project 2016-09-12 [Trade Arabia]

ATUC organising training workshop for young unionists 2016-09-11 [ATUC]

Why Layoffs Are Dire for Foreign Laborers in Gulf 2016-08-06 [Bloomberg]

Trade unions in the Middle East 2016-06-18 [Eric Lee]

Escaping the Heat Into the Fire - Migration of Ethiopian Women Domestic Workers to Middle East Countries 2016-06-18 [Pambazuka News]

Arab Teachers’ Unions role in securing refugee children’s rights cannot be underestimated 2016-05-31 [Education International]

Ambet Yuson inaugurated the Africa and Middle East Regional Office in Johannesburg 2016-05-14 [BWI Global Union]

State-owned subsidised Gulf Airlines threatening the jobs of European cabin crews: Union 2016-05-11 [Irish Times]

Union for European Cabin Crews engage in coalition for Fair Competition in Aviation 2016-05-11 [eurECCA]

Regional conference adopts Arab Declaration for media freedom 2016-05-06 [IFJ]

East African domestic workers unions demand more protection for workers heading to Gulf states 2016-04-30 [Migrant Rights]

NGOs Send Letter to President Obama calling for discussion of human rights at GCC Summit For more info 2016-04-19 [ADHRB]

Why has the World Forgotten Islamic State's Female Sex Slaves? 2016-04-15 [Human Rights Watch ]

How many more Abdul Sattars? Gulf countries are not dream destinations for Indian workers 2016-03-24 [The NEWSminute]

Arab YouTube star appointed by UN to fight for gender equality 2016-03-08 [Al Arabiya]

Arab Region Universities Tackle Workplace Gender Gap 2016-03-08 [US News and World Report]

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