We are equidem

Equidem Research and Consulting offers leading human rights and labour rights expertise for business, government and charities.

-- Services

Equidem provides a range of expert services tailored to our partners’ needs and requirements. Our work falls within three broad categories: investigations, advice and training.

Investigations: We investigate respect for human rights and labour rights standards by states and multi-national businesses and their contract and supply chains using our unrivalled network of investigators to directly access migrant worker communities in the Middle East and Asia. Equidem can carry out ‘360 degree’ investigations across the entire cycle of a migrant worker’s...


Services

-- The Team

Equidem is managed and led by an executive director. It has a team of experts each of whom holds advanced degrees and have decades of experience carrying out human rights investigations in the field, analysing findings against international and national human rights and labour rights standards, and developing concrete, practical recommendations on how to address identified problems. We work in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe with United Nations agencies and other international non-government organisations (INGOs), investors and multi-national business, civil society and trade union groups.

At the heart of our work is our unrivalled network of field investigators who are based in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Our team members are fluent in written and spoken Arabic, Amharic, Bangla, Cantonese, Dari, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Mandarin, Nepali, Punjabi, Sinhala, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, among others.

We emphasize a sound grasp of the most current debates in our respective areas, and designing innovative responses that are based on extensive community and stakeholder consultations, particularly international experts and grassroots civil society (see Partners).


Mustafa Qadri - Founder and Executive Director

Mustafa Qadri
Founder and Executive Director

Mustafa Qadri is the Founder and Executive Director of Equidem Research and Consulting, managing all our projects and partner relationships. He is a human rights research and advocacy expert with 20 years of...

Christine Mehta - Investigator, Asia and Americas

Christine Mehta
Investigator, Asia and Americas

Steve Winstanley - Business and Human Rights Consultant

Steve Winstanley
Business and Human Rights Consultant

Norma Kang Muico - Senior Consultant, South East Asia and East Asia migration corridor

Norma Kang Muico
Senior Consultant, South East Asia and East Asia migration corridor

Mike Kaye - Senior Consultant, Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Refugees

Mike Kaye
Senior Consultant, Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Refugees

-- News

Vacancy: Advocacy Campaign Manager for Equidem Domestic Worker Project

Monday, 1 March 2021

Vacancy: Advocacy Campaign Manager for Equidem Domestic Worker Project

Equidem is seeking an advocate to execute a campaign to defend the rights of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong and Singapore. Do you have passion, energy and a proven record of successful persuasion? Details on how to apply


United Arab Emirates' Kafala System - Harmless or Human Trafficking?

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

United Arab Emirates' Kafala System - Harmless or Human Trafficking?

The kafala system is an integral part of the United Arab Emirates's (UAE) social contract. This makes reforming labour practices in...



Call for an Urgent Justice Mechanism for Repatriated Migrant Workers

Monday, 1 June 2020

Call for an Urgent Justice Mechanism for Repatriated Migrant Workers

Equidem and Equidem Nepal join a large coalition of Civil Society and Global Trade Unions to...