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The “Mal Amal” podcast is an attempt to tell the true stories of the thousands of migrant workers in Jordan that live alongside us and know the most about us even though we know very little about their experiences and daily struggles. This series is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.

The “Mal Amal” podcast is an attempt to tell the true stories of the thousands of migrant workers in Jordan that live alongside us and know the most about us even though we know very little about their experiences and daily struggles. This series is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.
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The “Mal Amal” podcast is an attempt to tell the true stories of the thousands of migrant workers in Jordan that live alongside us and know the most about us even though we know very little about their experiences and daily struggles. This series is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.

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English


Episodes

Foreign Workers and Housewives of Jordan

7/22/2019
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In this episode we hear from female foreign workers about their experiences of love, marriage and childbirth in Jordan. One of them tells us of being forced to leave her child in her home country and another talks to us of her struggle to pay rent and live with her children in Amman. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.

Duration:00:12:42

Repeated Thefts: What can we do?

7/22/2019
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In this episode several foreign workers tell us of their experience of theft and their decision to stay silent instead of reporting the issue. They state that as foreigners in Jordan, reporting crimes is pointless. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.

Duration:00:09:20

Pakistanis in Jordan: Foreign Workers or Part of the Country

7/22/2019
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In this podcast we listen to the stories of Ibrahim who migrated to Jordan from Pakistan as a child with his family and settled in the country. Since then, he got married and had a family. His children consider Jordan their country but it isn’t as simple as that unfortunately as everyone still treats them like foreigners. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.

Duration:00:09:42

Illicit Egyptian Employment: Who is responsible?

7/22/2019
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In this episode, we explore the situation of Egyptan workers who although are in possession of work permits for the agricultural sector, ignore this and work in other sectors as well. They violate the law but who is responsible for this transgression? This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.

Duration:00:13:09

Illegal Employment: How else can we survive?

7/22/2019
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In this episode, we're listening to the stories of Sudanese refugees who didn’t intend to remain in Jordan but found themselves stuck here. It’s difficult for them to work legally but a need to survive and support their families obliges them to find a way to do so, no matter the consequences. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.

Duration:00:11:57

Awaiting a Public Pardon

7/22/2019
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In this episode of ‘Mal Amal’ we’re listening to the stories of domestic workers currently living in shelters. They're waiting for their rights to be reinstated so they can fulfil their sole aim of to returning home to their country and family. This episode is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. All opinions are the author’s own.

Duration:00:10:33