In the Middle East, an unregulated labor market gives employers extensive control over workers, but limits workers from airing grievances and complaints.
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.
Labor migrants comprise about 90 percent of Qatar's population.
For the workers stranded in the labor camps, reforms and resolutions cannot come fast enough.
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.
The impact of not teaching sex education is hurting migrant women. It leaves them unprepared for the physical and psychological realities of working abroad.
In Qatar, “zina” laws ban unmarried couples from sex. Rights advocates say those most likely to be in jail for this transgression are low-skilled migrant women.
For the millions of Nepalese migrant workers abroad, the 2015 earthquake in Nepal presented a dilemma: Return home to be with family or continue working to support their family.
Many of the Nepalese migrants who seek work abroad are exploited by the Nepalese agencies that help them get there. One man, who went to Qatar for a job, was trapped there even after he asked to return home. His experience is common among migrant workers.
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.
Twenty Nepalese men who had come to Qatar for work were suddenly stranded in the desert, unable to speak Arabic and even denied access to their passports.
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.
When unmarried sex is outlawed, pregnancy out of wedlock is proof of a crime. Women are jailed—along with their babies.
From Tehran's famous Bazaar to Friday Prayers, Iranians give their opinions on the nuclear deal.
Pulitzer Center grantee Katherine Zoepf, executive director Jon Sawyer and contributing editor Kem Knapp Sawyer visit Northwestern University in Qatar.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
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.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.