Cam­paign spreads aware­ness of helpers’ rights

Kuwait Times - - Local - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

KUWAIT: Hu­man Line Or­ga­ni­za­tion (HLO) and the So­cial Ac­tiv­ity So­ci­ety launched their ‘Under One Roof’ cam­paign in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istry of In­te­rior (MoI) and other rel­e­vant gov­ern­ment bodies with the aim of boost­ing aware­ness of do­mes­tic helpers’ rights. HLO rep­re­sen­ta­tive Lolwa Al-Redaini stressed that the cam­paign stems from par­tic­i­pat­ing bodies’ com­mit­ment to en­hanc­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian ac­tiv­i­ties in Kuwait through en­light­en­ing both em­ploy­ers and do­mes­tic helpers of their rights.

Redaini added that the cam­paign will also work on pub­lish­ing a le­gal guide trans­lated into 15 lan­guages. She added that the guide will be avail­able at care cen­ters, hos­pi­tals, po­lice sta­tions, em­bassies of do­mes­tic helpers, la­bor re­cruit­ment of­fices, money ex­changes, co-ops and other fa­cil­i­ties.

So­cial Ac­tiv­ity So­ci­ety’s Chair­per­son Sheikha Bibi Al-Sabah stressed that the cam­paign aims at putting the do­mes­tic helpers’ law that was passed three years ear­lier into prac­tice. She said the cam­paign will com­prise of sem­i­nars and sym­po­siums to be or­ga­nized at var­i­ous schools and uni­ver­si­ties to boost youth aware­ness. She added that the cam­paign also aims at spread­ing the cul­ture of tol­er­ance, ac­cept­ing oth­ers and ac­cept­ing that a house­hold job should be reg­u­lated by laws. She said the cam­paign will closely co­op­er­ate with the for­eign min­istry to in­clude Kuwaiti em­bassies abroad and pro­vide them with the trans­lated brochures.

MoI’s me­dia se­cu­rity di­rec­tor Brig Tawheed Al-Kan­dari stressed that the cam­paign con­forms to the min­istry’s hu­man­i­tar­ian pol­icy fo­cus­ing on co­op­er­a­tion to achieve a good and just em­ployer-worker re­la­tion­ship. Zain’s Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Re­la­tions Ex­ec­u­tive Man­ager Waleed Al-Khashti ex­pressed his pride in tak­ing part in the cam­paign as part of Zain’s so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity strat­egy.

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