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About CARAM Asia

CARAM Asia is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It is an open network of NGOs and CBOs. The CARAM Asia network is involved in action research, advocacy, coalition building and capacity building with the aim of creating an enabling environment to empower migrants and their communities to reduce all vulnerabilities including HIV and enhance their health rights globally.

Reality Check: FDW Legislations Across Asia
CARAM Asia's new publication gives an overview of legislation covering foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in a few countries across Asia. This report has interviews and excerpts from government officials on their response to legislative protection for FDWs and the new ILO Domestic Workers Convention supplemented by Recommendation. Read full report ...
Bill Rights for FDWs
KUALA LUMPUR 28 May, 2011: In most countries, foreign domestic workers do not have weekly day offs, fixed hours of work nor rest periods and other basic labour rights.

These workers who are called maids, helpers or servants may see a ray of hope if a new international standard of rights for domestic workers (DW) are voted in during the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva from 1-17 June, 2011.
Laws Affect Employers Attitude Towards FDWs
 KUALA LUMPUR, 18 December 2010: On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, CARAM Asia and Tenaganita launched a research report on Malaysian and Hong Kong Employers’ Perception and Attitudes towards foreign domestic workers. Download the Full report OR read the summary ...
Remittances: Impact on Migrant Workers Quality of Life
KUALA LUMPUR, 18 December 2010: In conjunction with this year’s International Migrants Day 2010, CARAM Asia released a report titled "Remittances: Impact on Migrant Workers Quality of Life." Download the book ... Or Read the Summary
Appeal Letter to the King of Bahrain
His Majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa
King of Bahrain
Office of His Majesty the King
P. O. Box 555.Palace, Kingdom of Bahrain
Fax: + 973 17668884
Re: Request to Allow International Travel for Chair person of CARAM Asia, Mr. Nabeel
Your Majesty,
We are urging you to allow the Chair Person of CARAM Asia, Mr. Nabeel Rajab, who is also the President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) to travel internationally. We are also writing to express our grave concerned about the unfounded media accusations against Nabeel that linked him to a terrorist network.

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International Solidarity Day with Foreign Migrant Domestic Workers
August 28, 2011 (8:00 am)

International Solidarity Day with Foreign Migrant Domestic Workers
August 28, 2011 (8:00 am)

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