On the Death of a Filipina Domestic Worker in Kuwait
30 December 2019 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) strongly condemns the killing of another domestic worker in Kuwait purportedly by the employer’s wife.
The continuing incidents of violence and abuse of Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait violates the spirit of the agreement signed in May 2018 that seeks to promote and protect their welfare.
The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait is coordinating closely with Kuwaiti authorities to ensure that justice will be served.
The DFA has summoned the Kuwaiti Ambassador in Manila to express the Government’s outrage over the seeming lack of protection of our domestic workers at the hands of their employers and to press for complete transparency in the investigation of the case and to call for the swift prosecution of the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.