Kuwait: Total Ban If No Justice for Killed Filipina Maid

All overseas employment certificates issued to domestic workers by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on or before 5 pm of Jan 3, 2020 shall be valid for deployment.
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Outraged over a recent killing of a Filipino maid, a partial ban on Filipino maids was imposed on Kuwait by Philippines authorities. The ban applies only to visa 20 (domestic helpers) for both new hires and ‘balik mangagawa’ (returning OFWs). All overseas employment certificates issued to domestic workers by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on or before 5 pm of Jan 3, 2020, shall be valid for deployment.

A Kuwait delegation will be visiting the Philippines to discuss the problem of domestic work due to the partial ban. Due to the ban, prices of hiring Filipino maids increased from KD 200 to KD 550 per maid and it also affected the prices of African, Indian and Sri Lankan maids. This has also lead to an increase in the number of black market workers.

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The Philippine Labor Minister Sylvester Bello said that this partial ban is a clear message, and may lead to a total ban if justice is not done for Jeanelyn Villavende, the deceased.

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Kuwait and the rest of the gulf countries, such as UAE and Saudi Arabia, humiliate and abuse domestic workers and all expatriates.

I was born in Kuwait, and with out any rights what so ever. No permanent status, no citizenship, no free public schools, no medical coverage, no job preference, no home or business ownership, no voting and no driver’s license.

I highly recommend that Canada, USA and all of Europe, to put restrictions on all citizens of such countries to be treated the same exact way.
Then and only then, those people will realise the crimes they commit against other humans.