Migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

Social activists form a human chain to protest and raise awareness for Bangladeshi female migrant workers that can face various forms of abuse, including physical, psychological and even sexual abuse by employers in Saudi Arabia, near the Language Martyr Monument in Dhaka on November 1, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

“It was like a bad dream”, that’s how one worker from the Philippines described his experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A worker from Bangladesh describes a “painful life” and one that cannot be “explained”. A rural woman from India whose son was beheaded in a secret trial in the Kingdom says “we have no more tears, our tears have all dried up” (HRW, July 13, 2004).

This is just a snapshot of the pain and misery faced by millions of migrant workers in the Kingdom every day. By any standard, Saudi Arabia’s treatment of its low skilled and unskilled migrant workforce is abysmal. And by most accounts it is actually getting worse.

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