Women told not to migrate to Gulf countries without valid documents

Women told not to migrate to Gulf countries without valid documents
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State Women Commission Chairperson, Tripuraneni Venkataratnam said that women should not migrate to gulf countries to work as house servants without having valid documents such as visa, passport, work permit and other documents.

Karimnagar: State Women Commission Chairperson, Tripuraneni Venkataratnam said that women should not migrate to gulf countries to work as house servants without having valid documents such as visa, passport, work permit and other documents.

She spoke with the reporters, who came here on Friday to take part in a two-day training programme organised to create awareness about women Acts among the members of social action committees at Zilla Parishad meeting hall. She opined that poor women were facing hardships in Dubai by blindly believing fake agents.

Asking the Union government to take protective measures to save the migrant labourers, she wanted the government to issue ID cards to them and Indian Embassy should record the details including addresses of the employers with whom they would be working. She also wanted the government to take steps to deposit their salaries in their bank account through Indian Embassy.

Talking about surrogacy, she felt that fertility hospitals were exploiting the poor women for their benefits. There was a law to prevent the foreigners from visiting the country for the purpose of surrogacy but within the country there no such Act, she said and emphasised the need to frame a stringent law to prevent the practice of surrogacy.

Venkataratnam also emphasised the need to create awareness among women against this unethical and unusual practice and added that the Commission was creating awareness among the women against the social evils like child marriage, Jogini system and others. When asked about women exploitation in brick kiln industries in the district, she said the State does not have details of migrant women and so far, there was no such mechanism to record the details.

She asked the labour department officials to record the details of labourers and take steps to protect women workers.

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