Stories like Sophoan’s happen every day in Cambodia. In general, domestic workers, mostly women, are the most vulnerable among other workers in term of living and working conditions.
The Women’s Affairs Ministry highlights the plight of domestic workers, noting that they are vulnerable.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged homeowners to have compassion and allow their maids to obtain an education.
The Ministry of Labour has asked the Ministry of Information and Ministry of Culture to ban a Khmer song that addresses poor working conditions for domestic workers in the Kingdom.
Hundreds of Bangladeshi women working as domestic helps in Saudi households have accused their employers of committing severe physical, mental and sexual abuses.
From nannies to cleaners, Asia-Pacific has one of the largest shares of the world’s 67 million domestic workers.
A Cambodian embassy repatriates 16 women who could not stand their working conditions.
Known as the Unsung Heroes, these initially shy performers now regularly take the stage around Hong Kong and feature in a new documentary about the lives of the city’s maids.
Cambodia will send about 1,000 domestic workers to Hong Kong by the end of the year, according to the Ministry of Labour.