Checked Out: Migrant Worker Abuse in Qatar’s World Cup Luxury Hotels
Worker rights in the hospitality sector is one of Equidem’s high priority focus areas. In the first half of 2021, Equidem interviewed migrant workers in Qatar’s hospitality sector for the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) report “Checked Out: Migrant Worker Abuse in Qatar’s World Cup Luxury Hotels.” Interviews were conducted between April and June 2021 with workers at hotels in Qatar who originated from countries in East Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia. The men and women interviewed were employed by enterprises of major target hospitality brands and by their sub-contractors and suppliers.
Following this, Equidem also helped the BHRRC team with data management and analysis of the findings and testimonies from workers for the report. Equidem has a long association with the BHRRC, including past research and advocacy collaboration regarding migrant worker rights in the Gulf countries.
Click here to read the report