Monday, May 1, 2017

For The Poor, Defenceless, Abused Domestic Workers - There Is Hope, Help and Refuge

The Social Work Society (SWS) is a Kuwaiti civil society founded in 2005 focusing on protecting, supporting and providing services to victims of human rights violations and those who have been marginalized and subjected to unequal or selective applications of Kuwaiti laws.

Social Work Society (SWS) is a Kuwaiti civil society organization founded in 2005 by Bibi Nasser Al Sabah. Since its inception, the mission of SWS was to protect, support and provide services to victims of human rights violations and those whose rights have been marginalized and neglected by Kuwaiti laws. In recent years though, due to various reasons the organization has focused on a specific population, domestic and migrant workers. It provides various services to domestic and migrant workers, such as providing lawyers; representation at police stations, helping detained workers return to their home countries, and helping victims get medical care. The organization also works and coordinates with the different sending embassies, the UN, international NGO’s and local and regional NGO’s to tackle ongoing human rights violations in general and more specifically against the workers, while trying to improve their overall well-being and livelihood in the current circumstances. One main goal of the organization is to abolish the “Kafala” sponsorship system and advocate for the legislation of domestic labor law.

SWS aims to create community awareness and grassroots mobilization to support and protect victims of human rights abuses, specifically vulnerable communities.

Mishref, Block 4, Street 4, House 4

Phone: +965 25375031
Fax: +965 25735032

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