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· August, 2008

Stories about Labor from August, 2008

Bangladesh: Working in the Gulf

China: Iphone Girl

Lebanon: Maid is Lebanese for Slave

How are some housemaids or domestic helpers being treated in Lebanon? Nash Suleiman sums up the reactions of Lebanese bloggers to this tragedy, following the release of a report on...

Cambodia: Sex workers, 100% condom use and human rights

Cambodian sex workers have taken to the internet to make their plight and fight for human rights better known. In Cambodia, a 100% condom use law which states that sexual...

Brazil: Longer maternity leave causes media outcry

Grenada: Thinking About Poverty

India: Stopped trains in Kerala leave passengers stranded

The following video uploaded by YouTube user peshaku shows irate commuters at the Angamali railway station in the southern Indian province of Kerala after they have been stranded due to...

Japan: Foreign Population

Saudi Arabia: Is a housemaid necessary?

For many who live in the Gulf, employing a housemaid is a normal part of life. One Saudi blogger who prefers not to has been facing much criticism.

Russia: Involuntary Help to Ossetia

Haiti: Restavèk

Georgia, Russia: “What's Next?”

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev announced the end of the so-called "peace enforcement" operation yesterday. LJ user varfolomeev66 asked this question on his blog: "What's next?"

Saudi Arabia: Slavery in the Gulf

Two weeks ago there were strikes and violent demonstrations by Bangladeshi workers in Kuwait, protesting low pay and poor working conditions. Following the demonstrations, more than two hundred workers were...

Yemen: Rich Fishery Resources

Arabeyes: Female, single, and away from home?

For many single Arab women, to live and work or study away from their family is not a choice made easily, because of fear of 'what people will say'. A...

Philippines: Charcoal factory

Albania: A muslim country?

Russia: Sexual harassment good for babymaking?

Haiti: Child Labour

Eastern Europe: Trafficking with no end in sight

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