Kenya to the Middle East

Kenya is a majour source of Labour for countries in the Middle East. More Kenyans are driven to migrate for work in the domestic, hospitality and construction sectors by high unemployment rates, low wages and demand for labour. But oppressive labour regulations and poor enforcement means that cases of abuse and exploitation are rife. Our blog publishes commentary, opinions and analysis on labour migration governance in Kenya and the countries of destination such as Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries.

31/03/2021 | Sophia Njiru

Kenya lacks return and reintegration programmes for returnees and therefore many workers return with less preparedness. For those who are forced to return without enough savings, the lack of reintegration support from the government means they return to face the same economic precarity before their migration.

22/03/2021 | Brenda Gacheke

Domestic work is constituted as being unique, low skilled, low status and situated in the private borders of the home beyond the reach of legal reforms because it is gendered work.

02/12/2020 | Brenda Gacheke

16 days of activism against Gender based violence is an annual international campaign that begins on the 25th November and ends on 10th December and is used by activists to call for the end of violence against women globally.

30/11/2020 | Sophia Njiru

International Labour Standards (ILS) are legal instruments which serve the purpose of improving the living and working conditions of workers, consolidating social peace and equalizing conditions for international competition.