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Welcome! As-salaam ‘alaykum! Maligayang pagdating!

~Welcome to the Kafala @ CMU dramaturgy forum!~ 

Click the links below to find specific articles, or browse the categories listed to the left.

~Contents:~ 

Arabic Resources 

Arabic Tutorials

Tagalog Resources 

Tagalog Pronunciation and History

Tagalog Tutorial

Notes from Rehearsal 

Community Resources

Links from Rodel

Tagalog Lullaby-“Sa Ugoy ng Duyan”

Pronunciation Notes

Inspiration for the Play

The Market Scene

Cathy’s Charity, and Westerners in Kuwait

Original New York Times Article

Migrant Workers

Understanding Survivors of Sexual Assault

“Guest Workers”-National Geographic

Adapting to Shari’a Law

Rights and Wrongs Under the Kafala System in Kuwait

What Does A Domestic Worker Do?

“Forget about rights: The Middle East’s migrant workers”

Employment Agency Interviews

“Filipino workers seek better lives in Kuwait”

Kuwaitis

Community Resources

Living Under Shari’a Law

Gesticulate Your Point (but don’t point if you’re Filipino)

The Other Extreme: The Employers’ Side of the Story

An Introduction to Islam

Kuwait Fast Facts

Filipinos

Community Resources

Links from Rodel

Gesticulate Your Point (but don’t point if you’re Filipino)

Philippine Government’s Role in Migrant Worker Rights

Economy in the Philippines: On the Rise, or Getting Worse?

Philippines Fast Facts

Traditional Filipino Dances at the FAAP 57th Anniversary Induction Ball

Raul H. Dado

Westerners 

Molly’s Blog

The Market Scene

Cathy’s Charity, and Westerners in Kuwait

Western Charities Helping Migrant Workers

Open Forum 

Open Forum: Share your thoughts in the “Comments” section!

What’s Happening Now

“Tortured Filipina Maid Cries for Justice”

“Embassy To Pursue Case of Filipina”

“Revealed: Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’”: The Guardian, Sept 25, 2013

About This Website

About This Website

About The Production 

About The Production

How to Help 

Organizations Helping Migrant Workers in the Middle East

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