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The latest news and developments on Equidem's projects and on business and human rights, labour rights and migration from our team of experts. 


-- Vacancy: Advocacy Campaign Manager for Equidem Domestic Worker Project

Monday, 1 March 2021

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

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

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


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-- Call for an Urgent Justice Mechanism for Repatriated Migrant Workers

Monday, 1 June 2020

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


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-- Equidem and Equidem Nepal join civil society coalition urging Gulf governments to prioritise migrant worker health in COVID-19 response

Friday, 10 April 2020

On April 10, Equidem and Equidem Nepal joined a coalition of trade union bodies and civil society...


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-- Equidem and Equidem Nepal join global civil society urging Gulf countries to unblock internet calling services

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic outbreak, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, and Oman to permanently lift the ban on all Voice Over IP (VoIP) platforms used for voice and...


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-- Equidem and Equidem Nepal join civil society coalition urging Qatar to prioritise migrant worker health in COVID-19 response

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Equidem and Equidem Nepal joined a coalition of civil society organisations to urge the Qatar authorities to prioritise the human rights of migrant workers in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The joint letter is available to...


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-- Major investigation into migrant worker deaths in the Gulf by Equidem's Nikhil Eapen

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Equidem's Nikhil Eapen recently completed a major investigation into the deaths of dozens of Indian migrant workers in the...


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-- Vacancy: Part-time Projects Associate

Friday, 10 January 2020

Job Description – Part-time Projects Associate

Equidem’s office in London, United Kingdom is looking for an energetic, organised and collegiate professional to provide administrative...


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Vacancy: Part-time Projects Associate

-- Uncertain Journeys – Migration from Kerala to the Arab Gulf

Thursday, 31 January 2019

On January 31, Equidem’s senior India-Gulf investigator Reji Kuttappan delivered the following speech at the Strategy Workshop on Combating Issues of Trafficking in Persons and Labour Migration arranged by the Centre for Indian...


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-- Equidem expert discusses governance gaps that enable labour rights abuse in Nepal

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Equidem’s South Asia Director, Rameshwar Nepal, was interviewed by Avenues TV in Nepal on International Migrants Day (18 December 2018) about human rights issues faced by Nepali workers in the Arab Gulf. He also explained governance gaps that...


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-- Equidem expert presents India country report at labour migration event in Kathmandu, Nepal

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Equidem’s senior investigator for India and Arab Gulf, Rejimon Kuttappan, was at the South Asian civil...


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-- Equidem contributes to the preparation of ILO Media Toolkit

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Rejimon Kuttappan, Equidem senior investigator, participated as an expert resource person, in a Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment workshop for journalists, organized by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Amman, Jordan from 3 to 5...


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Equidem contributes to the preparation of ILO Media Toolkit

-- Equidem Executive Director statement to the UK All Parties Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery, and Human Rights

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

My name is Mustafa Qadri, I am a research fellow with the Institute for Human Rights and Business, and the Executive Director of Equidem, a human rights and labour rights investigations organisation. I am speaking today in a personal capacity,...


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-- New Report: Responsible Recruitment - Addressing Gaps in Protections for Migrant Workers

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Our latest report, "Responsible Recruitment: Addressing Gaps in Protections for Migrant...


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-- How to make migration safe and secure for Nepalese workers - an interview with the Ujyaalo Radio Network

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Date of Interview: 15 May 2018.

Program aired: 8:20 am to 09:00 am Nepal time.

Name of Program: Episode No: 307, Desh Pardesh. A weekly program...


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How to make migration safe and secure for Nepalese workers - an interview with the Ujyaalo Radio Network

-- Vacancy - Equidem India Director

Thursday, 12 April 2018

VACANCY – EQUIDEM INDIA DIRECTOR

 

About Equidem:

Equidem Research and Consulting is a specialist human rights and labour rights consultancy dedicated to defending the human rights of...


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Vacancy - Equidem India Director

-- Equidem participates in ILO’s national roundtable consultation on international labour migration in India

Friday, 23 March 2018

Equidem’s senior investigator Rejimon Kuttappan participated at the...


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-- Keep pushing the boundaries: Reporting on modern slavery in the Gulf

Wednesday, 7 March 2018


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-- Qatar’s ambitious labour reforms a cause for optimism

Saturday, 10 February 2018

 

On Saturday 10th February, 2018, Nepal's respected Kantipur newspaper featured an opinion piece by Equidem executive director Mustafa Qadri on Qatar's recent labour reforms....


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Qatar’s ambitious labour reforms a cause for optimism

-- New briefing: Responsible Recruitment - Remediating Worker-Paid Recruitment Fees

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A new report by Equidem Research and Consulting and the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Responsible Recruitment: Remediating...


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New briefing: Responsible Recruitment - Remediating Worker-Paid Recruitment Fees

-- Vacancy: Projects Associate

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Equidem Research and Consulting’s office in London, United Kingdom is looking for an energetic, organised and collegiate professional to assist with daily and long-term project management and other tasks.

For more information on the...


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Vacancy: Projects Associate

-- Equidem executive director interviewed by Carnegie Endowment

Monday, 17 April 2017

the recent reforms and the ILO review process is a unique opportunity for Qatar and businesses in the country to demonstrate their commitment to improve labor standards.


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Equidem executive director interviewed by Carnegie Endowment

-- New report on human rights challenges and opportunities for business in Pakistan

Thursday, 9 February 2017

On 9 February 2017, Democracy Reporting International (DRI) launched the 
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