As many as 89 Kenyan domestic workers have been killed in Saudi Arabia over the past two years. That's why former domestic workers warn others about traveling to the Gulf countries to work under the Kafala system. But change may be on the horizon with government officials discussing ways to mitigate migrant worker abuse and exploitation. Shadrack Omuka reports from Kenya.
The value of "Striking From the Margins" is its subtle refusal to put forth a heavy-handed, neoliberal proposal on how to “reform” West Asia, or what is often referred to as the Middle East. Instead, it offers proper context for readers to take a step back, thoughtfully assess the situation and envision new ways to embark on such a difficult development process, writes Timothy Harun.