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    Overseas Domestic Workers left in the dark by the Immigration Act 2016

    Changes to the Overseas Domestic Worker regime fall far short of the recommendations of the independent Ewins' review

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  • Winter Holiday Closure

    Kalayaan's Office Will be Closed for the Winter Holidays. We will be closed on the 24th of December and open again on Monday the 4th of January

    If you need advice before mid-January, please make sure to book before we close. Happy New Year!

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CASE STUDY 1: TRAFFICKED

Regina’ (not her real name) was brought to the UK by an employer to work in their private household…

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Kalayaan attends launch of Independent Anti Slavery Com…

On 12 October 2016, the Commissioner released his first annual report (for the period 1 August 2015 –...

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Overseas Domestic Workers left in the dark by the Immig…

As the latest Immigration Bill passed through parliament, the government acknowledged that Overseas Migrant Domesti…

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The Independent Review of the Overseas Domestic Worker…

On 9 February 2016, James Ewins presented the main findings of his Independent Review of the Overseas Domestic...

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The right to change employer- used by those who need it…

Migrant domestic workers who accompanied an employer to the UK to work in their private household before the...

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Appendix 7 of the Immigration Rules – section 12, Hea…

There is no longer a requirement that an employer needs to take out private health insurance for the...

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Freshfields secures £300,000 for trafficking victim &#…

Freshfields has secured over £300,000 for a recognised victim of human trafficking from South Asia who was exploit…

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Independent reviewer calls for an urgent end to the tie…

Kalayaan is delighted that James Ewins’ independent review of the Overseas Domestic Worker visa, released today c…

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London Assembly votes to release migrant workers from t…

On the 2nd of December 2015, The London Assembly today called for the Mayor of London to write...

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Latest News / See all news

 

Kalayaan attends launch of Independent Anti Slavery Com…

On 12 October 2016, the Commissioner released his first annual report (for the period 1 August 2015 –...

Read here

 

Overseas Domestic Workers left in the dark by the Immig…

As the latest Immigration Bill passed through parliament, the government acknowledged that Overseas Migrant Domesti…

Read here

 

The Independent Review of the Overseas Domestic Worker…

On 9 February 2016, James Ewins presented the main findings of his Independent Review of the Overseas Domestic...

Read here

 

The right to change employer- used by those who need it…

Migrant domestic workers who accompanied an employer to the UK to work in their private household before the...

Read here

 

Appendix 7 of the Immigration Rules – section 12, Hea…

There is no longer a requirement that an employer needs to take out private health insurance for the...

Read here

 

Freshfields secures £300,000 for trafficking victim &#…

Freshfields has secured over £300,000 for a recognised victim of human trafficking from South Asia who was exploit…

Read here

 

Independent reviewer calls for an urgent end to the tie…

Kalayaan is delighted that James Ewins’ independent review of the Overseas Domestic Worker visa, released today c…

Read here

 

London Assembly votes to release migrant workers from t…

On the 2nd of December 2015, The London Assembly today called for the Mayor of London to write...

Read here

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Overseas Domestic Workers left in the dark by the Immigration Act 2016

As the latest Immigration Bill passed through parliament, the government acknowledged that Overseas Migrant Domestic Workers remain an…

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Independent reviewer calls for an urgent end to the tied visa system for migrant domestic workers

Kalayaan is delighted that James Ewins’ independent review of the Overseas Domestic Worker visa, released today calls for…

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We made the Liberty Human Rights Award 2015 Shortlist

In recognition of the importance of the struggle of migrant domestic workers to regain their basic rights Kalayaan…

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Overseas Domestic Workers left in the dark by the Immigration Act 2016

As the latest Immigration Bill passed through parliament, the government acknowledged that Overseas Migrant Domestic Workers remain an…

Read here

 

Independent reviewer calls for an urgent end to the tied visa system for migrant domestic workers

Kalayaan is delighted that James Ewins’ independent review of the Overseas Domestic Worker visa, released today calls for…

Read here

 

We made the Liberty Human Rights Award 2015 Shortlist

In recognition of the importance of the struggle of migrant domestic workers to regain their basic rights Kalayaan…

Read here