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Qatar

The Boyfriend System: Migrant Life in Qatar

Zina laws treat sex and pregnancy out of wedlock as crimes punishable by imprisonment. But without means to seek legal recourse, it is mostly low-skilled migrant woman who face charges.

Qatari Laws Target Pregnant Migrant Workers

Low-skilled migrant women in Qatar are being imprisoned for being pregnant outside of wedlock because of "zina" laws that criminalize sex outside of marriage.

Far From Home, Injured Nepalese Workers Languish in Qatari Hospitals

When Nepalese migrant workers are seriously injured while working in Qatar there are no mechanisms that allow for them to return to Nepal. More than a dozen Nepalese workers are comatose or in a vegetative state in Qatari hospitals, but their families cannot take on the expensive burden of bringing them home.

Roads in Arab Gulf Deadly for Men

In Qatar, 97 percent of the 228 traffic accident deaths in 2010 were men—the greatest gender disparity in traffic fatalities in the world that year.

June 15, 2017

A Woman's Crime and Punishment

Ana P. Santos

When unmarried sex is outlawed, pregnancy out of wedlock is proof of a crime. Women are jailed—along with their babies.

Psychological Effects on Migrant Workers

This lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.

Lesson Plan: Nuclear Agreement with Iran

This global affairs lesson plan explores how Iranians from a variety of backgrounds view the nuclear agreement between Iran and the United States and connect the agreement to students’ own lives.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.