Maid To Order: Ending Abuses Against Migrant Domestic Workers In Singapore (Human Rights Watch V.17, No. 10 (C) (Special Order Item)


by Human Rights Watch

Maid To Order: Ending Abuses Against Migrant  Domestic Workers In Singapore (Human Rights Watch V.17, No. 10 (C) (Special Order Item)

Price:  US$26.91   (SGD33.64*)
Format:  Paper Back, 124 pages
Published:  2005, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  
SB#:  041883 (110)

About This Book

Field study and interviews in 2005 underpin this measured and referenced report on the situation of Singapore's female migrant domestic workers who now number some 150,000. Singapore's relevant policies and regulations are overviewed. The areas where abuses and deprivation are found to occur are set out along with telling case illustrations. Sometimes-astonishing negative actions of agencies, employers, and official bodies are described and discussed. While some recently resurgent remedial actions by embassies and the Singapore government are noted, urgent action is urged so that more humane and satisfactory employment and labour conditions may be established and made mandatory for the now often effectively-powerless workers.


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