Monday, 6 February 2012

Egypt makes some moves towards recognising domestic work - long way to go

Migrant workers receive some protections, call for more, in Egypt

PRI's The World

Indonesians, who were evacuated from Egypt, arrive at the airport in Jakarta in February 2011. Indonesians make up a large share of Egypt's domestic workers and have been subject to abuse for years. (Photo by Supri Supri/Reuters.)

In the wake of Egypt's revolution, domestic workers who once enjoyed absolutely no legal protections are now protected by laws against human trafficking, and some are benefitting. But it will be some time more until they enjoy the sorts of wage and other protections activists say they deserve.

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