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Saudi Arabia to Host First Ever Arab Fashion Week

Saudi Arabia to Host First Ever Arab Fashion Week

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Arab Fashion Week will take place at Riyadh's eco-friendly Apex Centre. Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council announced on Monday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been leading a drive to reform the country's dependence on oil, including expanding the private sector and empowering women. The Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council said on its website that fashion week would be held in Riyadh from March 26 to March 31, with a second edition already scheduled for October. Arab Fashion Week will take place at Riyadh's eco-friendly Apex Centre, a white honeycomb-like venue designed by the late celebrated Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. In December, the Arab Fashion Council announced the opening of a regional office in Ri...
Saudi Arabia to Recruit Female Investigators

Saudi Arabia to Recruit Female Investigators

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The applicants should be qualified for the position and with a relevant university degree. Saudi Arabia has launched the recruitment of female investigators, according to a local media report. On Sunday, the Saudi Public Prosecution announced that job applications by women will be accepted until March 3, Xinhua news agency quoted the Al Arabiya report as saying. The applicants should be qualified for the position and with a relevant university degree. The candidates should also pass aptitude tests and physical exams to prove their fitness for the position, said Attorney-General Sheikh Saud Al-Mojeb. He said once selected, the female investigators would have to take up various specialised roles including criminal investigation, testifying in courts, in addition to some other ...
Soon, Saudi Arabia Plans to Employ Women in Restaurants

Soon, Saudi Arabia Plans to Employ Women in Restaurants

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Initially, women will be hired to work in 16 restaurants on a trial-and-error basis in the project. A step towards reforming the labour market and empowering women economically, the Council of Saudi Chambers will employ women in the food sector, Saudi Gazette quoted Arabic newspaper Al Madinah on Wednesday. However, initially Saudi women will be hired to work in 16 restaurants on a trial-and-error basis in the project which is headed by Princess Nourah Bint Mohammad, wife of the Riyadh Amir. "On a trial basis we will hire women in 16 restaurants. We will also hold a workshop with restaurant owners in order to discuss strategies to hire more women in the sector," said Huda Al Jiraisi, head of the initiating team. At present the rate of women's unemployment is 33 per cent and the...
OFW in Saudi Arabia Not Allowed to Board Plane by PAL, Claims OFW Needs Medical Attention

OFW in Saudi Arabia Not Allowed to Board Plane by PAL, Claims OFW Needs Medical Attention

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Recently, a post made on social media by a certain Prinsipe Min Jay broke the hearts of many upon seeing one Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) on a wheelchair who is in dire need for medical attention. According to the post, the OFW who was identified as Asnia Rashed Dumato was working in Saudi Arabia. At the airport, she was held at the airport and was not allowed by Philippine Airlines to board because she needs medication. It was then not clear why she was not allowed to ride on the plane. Based on the comments of the netizens who claimed to know her, she had been maltreated by her employer that’s why she can’t walk for being weak. Some of them assumed that she was raped and threatened not to say what actually happened to her as her eyes showed so much pain and fear. Some even sa
Expats in Saudi Arabia Banned from Working in 12 Areas

Expats in Saudi Arabia Banned from Working in 12 Areas

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The decision will come into effect from the next Hijri year. Expats in Saudi Arabia shall no more be allowed to work in 12 areas of work, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development has stated. According to the Saudi Gazette, the decision will come into effect from the next Hijri year. Expats shall be restricted from working in watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobile shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men's supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops. "The decision does not affect the memorandums of understanding si...
Filipina in Saudi Arabia Claims She was Stabbed while Asleep, Seeks Help

Filipina in Saudi Arabia Claims She was Stabbed while Asleep, Seeks Help

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Working abroad as an OFW can be difficult as you must have courage to be independent and be cautious at most times. One of our fellow OFWs in Saudi Arabia, utilized a social media website; Facebook to post photos of her and her bloodied hand. The posted photos had gone viral and had reached a lot of views and shares. The photos were posted by Rosemarie Marcial Santos a few days ago, on the third photo’s caption, she wrote “sa lahat po ng naaawa sakin at gusto aq tulungan maraming salamat po ..sa mga tumatawag sorry diko po masagot tawag nyo kase po andito amo q, nagtatago lang po aq sa CR para makagamit saglit ng cp para maka-communicate po aq sa pamilya ko ..ayaw po kase aq pagamitin ng cp sinisigawan po aq kapag may cp ako hawak ..sana po makauwi pa aq ng maayos ..😭😭😭 maraming salamat
3 Tricks to get Back your passport from Employers in Saudi Arabia

3 Tricks to get Back your passport from Employers in Saudi Arabia

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We have already explained in several articles about the legal right of an employee to keep his own passport. According to the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 166, the employer does not have any right to keep the passport of the employee.[irp] However, generally many private and public companies keep the passport of employees with them. Hence, they are violating this resolution and employee whose passport is withheld can register a complaint against sponsor in the labor office. I have explained in detail the legal right of an employee to keep his own passport earlier..However, if the employee is holding your passport and not giving it back to you, what can you do to recover your passport? Normally employees need to hold passport only when they want to transfer their sponsorship...
Pinay OFW Severely Injured After Employer Allegedly Pushes Her Out of the Window in Saudi Arabia

Pinay OFW Severely Injured After Employer Allegedly Pushes Her Out of the Window in Saudi Arabia

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In a very tragic video posted in Facebook, a Pinay domestic helper from Saudi Arabia is asking for help after she was allegedly pushed out of the 2nd floor window of a house by her employer. She remains in a hospital and is being treated for an injured spine and broken leg.   The victim was identified as Maria Jingee Antipuesto Elejeno. In the video posted by her sister in law, Neleh Asna Elegina, the victim is calling for help so justice can be served for the maltreatment she experienced in the hands of her employer. She was allegedly pushed from the 2nd floor window of her employer’s house and sustained injuries in her spine and a fractured leg. She was already operated on but is still confined in the hospital for treatment of her injuries. Saudi Arabia: Employer Allegedly
Rights and Obligations of Domestic Helper Employers in Saudi Arabia

Rights and Obligations of Domestic Helper Employers in Saudi Arabia

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A. The Rights of the Employer Probation period for the domestic labor The parties may agree to place the domestic labor on probation for a period not exceeding (ninety ) days, during which the employer shall ensure the professional competence of the domestic worker and his/her proper personal conduct. In addition, it is not permissible to put the domestic labor on probation for more than once with the same employer, unless the parties agree that the domestic labor shall work in a different profession. Contracting The work relationship between the domestic labor and the employer shall be regulated by a written contract. The Arabic text shall be the prevailing version. The contract and its translation – if any – shall be issued in three copies, with each party retaining a copy
WATCH: Netizens Seeks Justice For the Loss of Pinay OFW in Saudi Arabia

WATCH: Netizens Seeks Justice For the Loss of Pinay OFW in Saudi Arabia

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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia who was allegedly maltreated by her employer has passed away, an official said. It was all captured in camcorder by the suspect and became viral on social media network. In the video woman couldn’t do anything but cry. The victim was missing and considered her body further buried in the desert. WATCH THE REPORT BELOW Source
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