On September 22, 2017 Dubai-based EJN/ILO Labour Migration fellow Angel Lee Tesorero published an article about the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines signing a Memorandum of Understanding to stop trafficking in the Khaleej Times.
- Runaway maids increased in UAE during Ramadan
- Risky recruitment of domestic workers is rife
- Household service workers get counselling, training after abuse
Angel plans on developing these stories as part of the EJN/ILO Labour Migration Reporting Fellowship.
As part the training conducted to kick off the fellowship journalists were encouraged to use the Migration Glossary for Middle East Media developed by the ILO, which encourages the use of ‘domestic worker’ rather than ‘maids’ and other advice. For more resources on labour migration see: http://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/ilo-journalism-fellowship/resources