Access to justice for Indonesian women migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University of Rotterdam, NL
Women domestic workers currently account for 75-80% of the total flow of international labour migration to Middle-Eastern and Asian countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Despite their significance, women migrant domestic workers have limited or no access to justice; neither are they explicitly mentioned in current legislation. Based on an analysis of labour migration from Indonesia to the United Arab Emirates, this policy brief indicates significant negative impacts for access to justice and the protection of migrant domestic workers. Measures are suggested towards legal empowerment of these women throughout the different phases of the labour migration process.
LABOUR MIGRATION, DOMESTIC WORKERS, GOVERNANCE, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, REMITTANCES, LABOUR LAW, WOMEN WORKERS, INDONESIANS, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES