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Mal Amal: Podcast about Labour Rights

Mal Amal: Podcast about Labour Rights

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Mal Amal Podcast tells the stories of hundreds of thousands of migrant and local workers who experience hardships and challenges during their daily work. This series is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
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In this episode, we consider the government’s policies which aimed to “Jordanize” of some sectors of the labor market, policies that halted migrant recruitment to make room for Jordanians and address unemployment. We look at some of these policies to see if they have made any progress. We also interview government officials and experts on labor issues to get their opinions on what went right and what went wrong. Produced by Anas Damra, presented by Lina Shannak, audio engineered by Tayseer Kabbani, and edited by Sabreen Taha. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
In this episode: we interview Jordanians seeking employment, employers explain why they sometimes prefer migrant workers, and experts answer the question: what kind of work are Jordanians looking for? Produced and presented by Lina Shannak, audio engineered by Taseer Kabbani, and edited by Sabreen Taha. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
In this episode: we talk to young people born to Jordanian mothers and non-Jordanian fathers about how their status has changed over the years, as well as speak to advocates for the rights of young people like those we interview. Produced and presented by Lina Shannak, audio engineered by Taseer Kabbani, and edited by Sabreen Taha. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
In this episode we hear from female foreign workers about their experiences of love, marriage and childbirth in Jordan. One of them tells us of being forced to leave her child in her home country and another talks to us of her struggle to pay rent and live with her children in Amman. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
In this episode several foreign workers tell us of their experience of theft and their decision to stay silent instead of reporting the issue. They state that as foreigners in Jordan, reporting crimes is pointless. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
In this podcast we listen to the stories of Ibrahim who migrated to Jordan from Pakistan as a child with his family and settled in the country. Since then, he got married and had a family. His children consider Jordan their country but it isn’t as simple as that unfortunately as everyone still treats them like foreigners. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
In this episode, we explore the situation of Egyptan workers who although are in possession of work permits for the agricultural sector, ignore this and work in other sectors as well. They violate the law but who is responsible for this transgression? This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
In this episode, we're listening to the stories of Sudanese refugees who didn’t intend to remain in Jordan but found themselves stuck here. It’s difficult for them to work legally but a need to survive and support their families obliges them to find a way to do so, no matter the consequences. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
In this episode of ‘Mal Amal’ we’re listening to the stories of domestic workers currently living in shelters. They're waiting for their rights to be reinstated so they can fulfil their sole aim of to returning home to their country and family. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
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