CHR, Qatar to protect OFW rights

The Commission on Human Rights and Qatar government have partnered to protect the rights of overseas Filipino workers and their families.

Chairperson Jose Luis “Chito” Gascon and Dr. Ali Al Marri, National Human Rights Committee of Qatar signed a cooperation agreement for the welfare of over 250,00 OFWs in Qatar on work-related complaints.

Gascon said their partnership was a welcome development to advance the human rights protection of every a Filipino worker in Qatar.

Under the bilateral agreement, the Philippines and Qatar came up with 10 areas of cooperation on the improvement of public awareness on human rights principles both for Filipinos and Qataris.

The partnership will cover a term of three years.

Al Marri gave the OFWs the assurance that they could now bring up their concerns not only to the Doha Embassy but also to the National Human Rights Committee.

“[Filipino] Migrant workers can come to us directly. We will take actions to help them [OFWs] resolve their problem,” she said.

CHR was the first national human rights institution established in Southeast Asia in 1987.

Topics: Commission on Human Rights , CHR , Qatar , overseas Filipino workers , OFW
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.
AdvertisementGMA-Congress Trivia 1