• SINGAPORE TO AGENCIES: STOP ‘MARKETING’ MAIDS

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    SINGAPORE: Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against “undignified” advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities. In an advisory sent to the agencies, the Ministry of Manpower said it was concerned by the “insensitive and inappropriate” portrayal of domestic helpers in advertisements as well as instances where they are put on display in shopping malls. “Advertisements which emphasize cheap fees, promotional rates, and/or discounts inadvertently give the impression that the FDWs [foreign domestic workers]are being marketed as merchandise,” the ministry said in the advisory, a copy of which was sent to Agence France-Presse on Thursday.

    AFP

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