Kuwait launches e-platform to educate migrant workers

     Written by : IANS | Wed, Jun 14, 2017, 06:53 PM

Kuwait launches e-platform to educate migrant workers

Kuwait City, June 14: Kuwait has launched an electronic platform in five languages including Hindi and Urdu to educate migrant workers on their legal rights, the Arab Times reported on Wednesday.

Khalid Al Ajmi, Chairman of the Kuwait Society for Human Rights, announced that the education would be done through cartoons and pictures as well as direct inquiry through the e-platform or hotline.

The e-platform consists of a website and an application for mobiles that work mainly to address the ill-treatment suffered by the migrant workers, provide them legal support as well as to monitor and document the abuses they are subjected to.

Its languages will be Arabic, English, Hindi, Filipino, and Urdu, the daily said.

"The site ... stores information and data and protects the confidentiality of the users. It also provides lawyers the task of responding to all of the workers' inquiries and complaints."

The platform aims to educate migrant workers in Kuwait on the rights guaranteed by the local laws and international covenants and treaties as well as to provide legal advice in a language appropriate to them, the report said.

It will have information on organizations and embassies that accept workers' complaints and the procedures and type of assistance provided by them.

"The project aims at alleviating the violations suffered by migrant workers resulting mainly from the lack of awareness of their rights, especially domestic workers," the daily said.