Maids welcome end to discrimination

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Maids welcome end to discrimination

After more than 10 years as a full-time housemaid with a Vietnamese family in Ha Noi, Dao Thi Thom, 29, has never been offered health insurance or social insurance like other workers. This is because, despite the fact she has a contract, most Vietnamese, including authorities, have never viewed a maid's job as actual work.

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Canadian painter unveils for one night only

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Ha Noi-based Canadian artist Bounthanh Inthavaly will showcase his paintings at the Maid in Hanoi art show on Saturday.

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Malaysian couple to hang for starving Indonesian maid to death

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Malaysian couple to hang for starving Indonesian maid to death

Kuala Lumpur — A Malaysian couple was sentenced to hang for starving their Indonesian maid to death, a defence lawyer said Friday, in the latest shocking case to spotlight abuse of domestic helpers in the region.

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A gay love story

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

A gay love story

Hanoi – Once upon a very recent time, there was a fiftyish woman who lived in the highlands of central Vietnam. Our heroine had never been married and, to anyone’s knowledge, had never felt the yearning of romance. In another time, in another country, she might have been called “an old maid.”

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Domestic workers demand long holiday, burden families

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Domestic workers demand long holiday, burden families

Many families have been complaining because their maids are unable or refuse to return to work after Tet, as the first lunar month is a time to relax.

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HK police arrest employer of 'tortured' Indonesian maid

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HK police arrest employer of 'tortured' Indonesian maid

HONG KONG – Hong Kong police Monday arrested a woman who allegedly severely injured her Indonesian domestic helper, a day after thousands staged a march in protest at her treatment.

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Thousands of Hong Kong domestic helpers rally for 'tortured' maid

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Thousands of Hong Kong domestic helpers rally for 'tortured' maid

HONG KONG – Thousands of domestic helpers took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to demand justice for an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her employers, the second such rally in a week.

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Vietnamese women rescued from Malaysian brothels

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Malaysian police rescued three Vietnamese women, among 35 foreign women of various nationalities believed to be victims of human trafficking, from brothels posing as massage parlors last Thursday, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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UN approves request for accreditation for arrested Indian diplomat

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UN approves request for accreditation for arrested Indian diplomat

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations said Tuesday it had accepted a request from India to issue accreditation to a diplomat in the eye of a legal and diplomatic storm between Delhi and Washington.

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Overseas Philippine workers a typhoon lifeline

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Overseas Philippine workers a typhoon lifeline

The Philippines' giant band of overseas workers, already regarded as national heroes for toiling in foreign lands, are coming to the rescue again as they dig deep to send more cash back to their typhoon-hit homeland.

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Kuwaiti woman gets death sentence for murdering maid

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Kuwaiti woman gets death sentence for murdering maid

Kuwait's supreme court upheld Monday a death sentence against a woman for murdering her Filipina maid after torturing her, and confirmed a 10-year sentence on her disabled husband.

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Back to school: Singapore course offers maids a brighter future

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Back to school: Singapore course offers maids a brighter future

SINGAPORE – When she was eight, Lisa Padua lost everything after her father died, forcing her to leave school in her mid-teens to work as a maid in Qatar and then in Singapore.

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Million dong votive paper products for the dead (video)

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VietnamNet English 8 month(s) ago

Million dong votive paper products for the dead (video)

VietNamNet Bridge - Despite economic crisis, many families spent hundreds of US dollars to buy votive paper products for Ram Thang Bay (the 15th day of the 7th month of lunar calendar), the day for wondering souls (August 21). The items for the dead are abundant, from villas to cars and maid...

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Play fights child labour abuse

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VietnamPlus English 11 month(s) ago

A play entitled “Mummy, I’m growing up” will be staged by the Youth Theatre with the help of the International Labour Organisation in mid-June in response to the World Day against Child Labour on June 12.

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Little Psy dancer presents new Vietnam-Korea film

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Little Psy dancer presents new Vietnam-Korea film

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese-Korean boy Hwang Min Woo, alias Little Psy, arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on May 27 to premiere a new film titled “Saigon Cinderella” co-produced by Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK).

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