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Dubai Residents Set Up Fridges To Share Food With The Poor For Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.16.2016 | World

Residents of Dubai, United Arab Emirates are coming together to set up and stock so-called sharing fridges across the city to make food and drinks ava...

Policeman In Italy Fatally Shoots Migrant Who Wounded Him

HuffPost Italy | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.09.2016 | World

A policeman shot and killed a Malian migrant worker at a camp in southern Italy on Wednesday after the migrant reportedly stabbed him, the ANSA news a...

Building Resilience in Nepal

UN Women | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
UN Women

It has been an extremely challenging year for Laxmi. She returned to Nepal a year ago from Dubai, where she worked as a domestic worker. "I returned because I had excruciating pain in my back. I couldn't work; I couldn't sit," she says as she sets the firewood down.

SMS Program Aims to Combat Rampant Abuse of Migrant Workers

Vani Saraswathi | Posted 10.19.2016 | Impact
Vani Saraswathi

Crippling isolation is one of the main reasons domestic workers are unable to escape torture and abuse. They receive help only when it's too late.

Five Female Migrant Workers Awarded $17 Million In Rape, Harassment Case

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

A federal jury has awarded a total of $17 million to five women who were fired from a produce packing company in Florida after their bosses allegedly ...

Shocking Video Appears To Show Bahraini Man Slapping Migrant Worker

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

A shocking video of a Bahraini man slapping a man who appears to be a South Asian migrant worker has set off a firestorm of controversy in the Middle ...

Slavery: Reality vs Symbols

Curtis Ellis | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Curtis Ellis

While elected officials pose as Great Emancipators for purging the Confederate battle flag from TV reruns, slavery thrives in the real world - and these same officials are actually encouraging it.

Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Awareness Month in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

While on the surface our mental health awareness work in Lebanon looks like an innovation, it's more like a reclamation -- since the first mental hospitals in the world appeared in the Middle East.

Migrants Must Be Saved, Not Counted

William Lacy Swing | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
William Lacy Swing

Easter tells us of mankind's triumph over injustice; Passover of mankind's liberation from dictatorship. Both holidays should remind everyone today living in peace and security of the terrible price millions elsewhere are paying to achieve the freedom to live in dignity.

Vital Collaboration in Lebanon, Part Two: An Interview With Farah Salka of the Anti-Racism Movement (ARM)

Kumera Genet | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Kumera Genet

The attack and subsequent suicide in 2012 of Alem Dechasa-Desisa--an Ethiopian Domestic worker in Lebanon--was a turning point in the consciousness of the Ethiopian and African Diaspora.

Guardians of the Free Word?

Nicholas McGeehan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Nicholas McGeehan

NYU might in the past have been able to claim that the UAE's crackdown on freedom of expression was of no concern to them but the denial of entry to one of their own professors and his classification as a security risk skewers that argument.

Vital Collaboration in Lebanon, Part One: An Interview With Farah Salka of the Anti-Racism Movement (ARM)

Kumera Genet | Posted 05.17.2015 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

The news that reaches the Diaspora is normally about the tragedies. This is an unsustainable way of engaging in the issue and in the interim between public abuses, there must be more real relationship building with potential allies.

McFarland, USA - Inspiring and Dramatic Story About Unlikely Champions

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.28.2015 | Teen

More than just physical prowess drives the teens to succeed; their strong family ties, incredible work ethic and commitment to their team all play a factor in forging these novice runners into champions.

Sophia Jones

For Survivors Of Islamic State Raid, The Nightmare Continues | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.24.2015 | World

AL AOUR, Egypt –- In the dead of night, there was a pounding at the door and a scream. It was members of the Islamic State, who had come to kidnap a...

Farm Workers Walk Fine Line Between Exploitation and Forced Labor

Beate Andrees | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Beate Andrees

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the heroes in Food Chains, has pressured major retailers to support the Fair Food Program, which has helped prevent slavery-like practices on U.S. farms

Dreams From My Helper: Part Two

Michelle Toh | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Michelle Toh

Che Che wasn't always so lucky in connecting with her bosses. One day, she was at home when her employer Mimi (whose name has been changed on Che Che's request) returned with her 10-month-old son from a day in the park.

Matt Sheehan

39 Hours Inside The Biggest Human Migration On Earth | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

Looking across this sea of anxious faces, it’s easy to forget this is a holiday. Knotted brows frame weary eyes in a crowd as deep as a football fie...

Gulf Human Rights Declaration Increases Heat on Qatar to Act on Migrant Workers' Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The adoption of a human rights declaration by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was designed to shield wealthy Gulf monarchies including 2022 World Cup host Qatar from criticism by human rights and trade union activists is likely to increase pressure on the sports-focused Gulf state to significantly alter its controversial migrant labour system.

On Food Day, a Penny for the American Farmworker

Sanjay Rawal | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Sanjay Rawal

Nearly all of the produce we eat in the United States is handpicked. Machines don't harvest our fresh lettuce, peaches, cherries, carrots, etc. People do. And as one can imagine, that work is difficult.

Migrant Workers Don't Need to Live in Slavery

Skoll Foundation | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

By Dan Viederman, CEO, Verité


San Fernando Migrant Massacre: How US, Mexican and Latin American Governments Share Responsibility

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Migrant rights defenders throughout Mexico recently commemorated the fourth anniversary of the massacre, which resulted in the death of 72 migrants in transit, including 13 women, en route to the United States from six countries.

Matt Sheehan

Guerrilla Theater: China's Migrant Workers Get Political Onstage | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

BEIJING -- For a nominally socialist country, China has many of the trappings of a capitalist paradise. With independent unions banned and the hundred...

In Praise of Public Servants and Taxi Drivers

Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe | Posted 11.01.2014 | Religion
Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe

I have found in taxi drivers, restaurant owners, municipal workers, police officers, firemen and women, "migrants" and immigrants from many states, a variety of countries, generous people who love the democratic principles and virtues of these United States.

A Sustainable Approach to Combating Human Trafficking

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

Although today is the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the issue of human trafficking is hardly a novel one; rather, this crime has sadly survived and thrived for thousands of years.

Tribute to a Photographer Who Rocked Our World

Jan Phillips | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Jan Phillips

She never thought of herself as an artist, but her art moved mountains. Her pictures were worth millions of words.