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Still in the dark, still disempowered

Today marks 12 months since changes were made to the immigration rules for migrant domestic workers. These changes…

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Training from Kalayaan : Migrant domestic workers, their rights as workers and as victims of modern slavery – 9 February 2017

Location: London Address: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 65 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HS Date: Tuesday 9 February 2017…

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Kalayaan attends launch of Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner’s Annual Report

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 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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The Independent Review of the Overseas Domestic Worker Visa – A Panel Discussion

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, Healthcare

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 – Protracted case highlights difficulties of enforcing judgements

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

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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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London Assembly votes to release migrant workers from tied-visas

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

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