Wohab, an Exchange Fellow from Transparency International Bangladesh working with TM’s legal advice center answers questions from migrant workers
Transparency Maldives provided free legal information to 350+ expatriates as part of the ALAC project set up to help victims and witnesses of corruption, at an event held to celebrate the International Migrant Day. The event was held on 28 December 2012 at Sultan Park.
Migrant workers are among the most vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Issues raised and advice sought by themigrant workers include:
- Delayed and or non-payment of wages;
- Withholding of passports; and
- Poor living conditions.
The ALAC provides Bangla translation services to persons who have difficulty in communicating in English and Divehi, with the assistance of an Exchange Fellow from Transparency International Bangladesh.
Since the project inception, the ALAC made contact with and provided free training to over 3,000+ people. ALAC lawyers can be reached for free legal advice at the toll free number (800) 3003 567. The free legal advice center is open from 9am to 5pm every week except on public holidays.