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‘I Almost Died’: Abused Filipino Women Hope Divorce Will Become Legal

‘I Almost Died’: Abused Filipino Women Hope Divorce Will Become Legal

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Thousands of women want to end failed and abusive relationships. Although her husband nearly killed her, Krista Dador cannot get a divorce as the Philippines is one of only two states - along with the Vatican - without a divorce law. The prohibitive cost of an annulment means that Dador, who has received no financial support from her husband since they separated eight years ago, is looking to work as a maid in the Middle East, leaving their two children behind with her mother. "Sometimes I want to end it all," said the 28-year-old, who makes a living washing neighbors' laundry in a squalid part of Quezon City, the Southeast Asian country's most populous city. "This is a risk I'm taking. I want my children to be in school because I was not - and because I want to earn money to p...
3 Uae Women Want To Become Men, Court Turns Down Appeal

3 Uae Women Want To Become Men, Court Turns Down Appeal

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They had masculine features such as too much hair and manly voices. The Federal Appeal Court has turned down the request of three young Emirati women - who want to become men - to change their gender and have their female names changed in the government national registry. The women, all aged below 25, had filed a lawsuit seeking permission to be allowed to become men after reportedly undergoing sex-change operations abroad. The women had presented to the court several documents and medical reports from European hospitals that recommended the sex-change operations. Their lawyer, Ali Abdullah Al Mansouri, earlier said that the Emirati women had undergone sex-change operations in a European country after suffering from congenital defects and having masculine features including too...
70 Per Cent Of My Team Are Women: Sheikh Mohammed

70 Per Cent Of My Team Are Women: Sheikh Mohammed

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The Vice President tweeted his remarks in honour of Women's Day. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has marked International Women's Day with gracious words directed to women all over the world. "March 8 is a wonderful and beautiful day for women all over the world. International Women's Day is a day that the whole world celebrates. We celebrate women in the UAE as nurturers of our future generations, partners in development and change makers. I hope you grow every year in strength, radiant beauty, and generousity. He also pointed out that his team is nearly two-thirds composed of women: "70 per cent of my work team is comprised of women. I thank them on this and every day for their efforts. Witho...
Women Pocket Dh140,000 by Stealing in Metro

Women Pocket Dh140,000 by Stealing in Metro

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Police laid a trap and nabbed the gang before they could rob their next target. Delhi police busted a gang of women who amassed valuables worth Rs25 lakh (Dh140,000 approx) by picking pockets at Delhi metro trains. These women mostly targeted the ladies' coach to avoid suspicion. They would pretend to feel sick and rob passengers. Police laid a trap and nabbed the gang before they could rob their next target. Two of the gang members, Katrina, 25, and Varsha, 22, who were supposedly new members in the gang were taught the knack of stealing by a woman named Lakshmi, 30. Their arrest led to the recovery of jewellery worth Rs15 lakh from them besides other valuable items and cash, according to The Times of India. These women came in touch with other women pickpockets living in their l...
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...
Women in UAE May not Work After 10 pm, Except When…

Women in UAE May not Work After 10 pm, Except When…

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Here are the norms for women working on night shift I work for a free zone company and have completed a year out of a 2-year unlimited contract. At this point, the employer is trying to force us to sign a paper on which we agree to work on night shifts. This request was not included in our contract or offer letter. My question is, can the company change the terms of contract midway? And, does the labour law apply here where it is stated that women cannot work after 10pm? Answer You have not stated in which free zone you are located in. Certain free zones have their own regulations pertaining to employees and others follow the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 of UAE (the "Employment Law). It is assumed that you fall within the authority of the Employment Law. Article 27 and Article ...
Warning ! OFWs Especially Women Who are in the Middle East Country

Warning ! OFWs Especially Women Who are in the Middle East Country

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Warning ! OFWs Especially women who are in the Middle East Country 2 years ago 200181 A certain Lee Cañete posted on Facebook that an Overseas Filipino worker (OFW) messaged him, asking for his advice. She showed him a picture of her skin with small blisters and asked if it was herpes. Herpes is a sexually transmitted virus. Cañete asked the OFW whether she had an affair while she was working in the Middle East. She replied: Yes, with her Lebanese boyfriend. Cañete reminded the female OFWs the main reason they she abroad in the first place—to fulfill the dreams of their family. As much as possible, avoid having a relationship, especially if the OFW already has a family back home. He also reminded her to be careful of having a relationship with a foreigner. There have be
Prostitute, women gang steal Dh17,630 from Dubai visitor

Prostitute, women gang steal Dh17,630 from Dubai visitor

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The visitor managed to catch one of the women A 26-year-old woman has gone on trial in Dubai's Court of First Instance on the charge of robbing a man of $4,800 (Dh17,631) during a physical assault that took place on October 1 in Jebel Ali. Prosecutors accused the Nigerian woman - visiting Dubai - of robbing the Sudanese victim, along with other women, who are at large. "I was in a night club around midnight and was looking to hire a prostitute. I took a number from my Sudanese friend and went to her flat in Business Bay in a cab, after she gave it to me on the phone. We agreed that I would pay her Dh2,000 for sex," said the 29-year-old complainant, in Dubai on a visit visa. Soon after he entered the flat, he was surprised when four African women grabbed him and forcibly took $4...
Women in UAE may not work after 10 pm, except when…

Women in UAE may not work after 10 pm, except when…

UAE
Here are the norms for women working on night shift I work for a free zone company and have completed a year out of a 2-year unlimited contract. At this point, the employer is trying to force us to sign a paper on which we agree to work on night shifts. This request was not included in our contract or offer letter. My question is, can the company change the terms of contract midway? And, does the labour law apply here where it is stated that women cannot work after 10pm? Answer You have not stated in which free zone you are located in. Certain free zones have their own regulations pertaining to employees and others follow the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 of UAE (the "Employment Law). It is assumed that you fall within the authority of the Employment Law. Article 27 and Article ...
Women accused of running brothel, forcing girls into prostitution in UAE

Women accused of running brothel, forcing girls into prostitution in UAE

UAE
The three women and the man denied charges of trafficking women and running the brothel. A gang of six women and a man have gone on trial accused of human trafficking and practicing prostitution. The Abu Dhabi Criminal Criminal of First Instance heard that the defendants including Chinese and Thai nationals were arrested after police investigations suggested that they were engaged in prostitution activities. Three of the women and a man were running the brothel, according to Police. Prosecutors said the women and the man were bringing the women from their home countries, kept them in an apartment in the capital and then forced them to have sex with various men after paying them cash. Official court documents stated that the gang had brought the women to the UAE on visit visas...
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