Bahrain is the first Gulf country to finally bring an end to its sponsorship system. Under this system, foreign workers who come into the Gulf states are almost completely under the control of their employers. Workers can't enter or leave the country, or even switch jobs, without the employer's consent. This has led to lots of abuses over the years, and to countless cases of exploitation. It's good to finally hear that the Gulf states are making a move on this issue.
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