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1 National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Survey Report of Findings Dr. Darwish Al-Emadi, Director, SESRI Dr. Abdoulaye Diop, Head of Research, SESRI Dr. Kien Trung Le, Senior Researcher, SESRI Fatimah Ali Al-Khaldi, Researcher, SESRI Sarah Mohamed Al-Marri, Researcher, SESRI

2 Outline Methods The results: – Values and Beliefs in Human Rights – Knowledge and Awareness about Human Rights in Qatar – Personal Experience with Human Rights – National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Recommendations 2

3 Summary of Methods Sample Design – Sampling frame comes from SESRI exclusive list covering all housing units in Qatar – A stratified systematic sample was constructed for both Qatari and white- collar expatriate households. – Each collective dwelling was considered a primary sampling unit for blue- collar workers. Questionnaire – Demographics section. – Knowledge, awareness and attitudes towards Human Rights. – Knowledge of the NHRC’s activities and programs. 3

4 Summary of Methods Data Collection – Interviews were conducted in December 2011 – Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) technology – Sample size: A total of 2,186 respondents 770 of Qataris, 843 of white-collar expatriates, and 573 of blue-collar workers were interviewed. – The response rate 73% for Qataris 81% for white-collar expatriates 97% for the blue-collar workers – The margin of error ( including the design effect ) 2.1 percentage points for Qatari sample 1.9 percentage points for expatriate sample 6.1 percentage points for the migrant laborer sample. – The collected survey responses were weighted before analysis to adjust for probability of selection and non-response. 4

5 Values and Beliefs in Human Rights 5

6 For Each of the Following, Please Indicate How Important it is to You in Your Life: 6

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9 Should Each of the Following Be Considered a Human Right or Not? 9

10 For each one, please tell me whether you feel their human rights need to be given more protection, less protection, or the same amount of protection that they are currently getting in Qatar 10

11 What Does Human Rights Means to You? How much importance do you attach to it? 11 What does human rights mean to you? Response Options Qatari nationalsWhite-collar workersBlue-collar workers Liberty, freedom, and security Privacy Life Education Fair trial Rights (general) 60% 34% 4% 33% 18% 20% 56% 31% 12% 27% 9% 15% 42% 13% 17% 18% 2% 26% How much importance do you attach to the following? Right to: Very Important Somewhat Important Very Important Somewhat Important Very Important Somewhat Important Liberty, freedom, and security Privacy Life Education Fair trial Rights (general) 92% 88% 94% 90% 89% 8% 10% 6% 10% 87% 91% 85% 88% 86% 87% 12% 9% 14% 10% 14% 13% 78% 47% 70% 76% 39% 21% 22% 53% 30% 24% 61% 79% Prohibition of: Very Important Somewhat Important Very Important Somewhat Important Very Important Somewhat Important Discrimination Torture Slavery and forced labor 91% 73% 87% 9% 21% 13% 85% 93% 90% 15% 7% 10% 99% 35% 55% 1% 65% 45% Freedom of: Very Important Somewhat Important Very Important Somewhat Important Very Important Somewhat Important Speech Thought and conscience Religion Assembly and association Sexual preference Freedoms (general) 82% 80% 95% 89% 90% 78% 17% 20% 5% 11% 10% 22% 80% 97% 83% 77% 80% 76% 20% 13% 15% 23% 13% 21% 60% 43% 76% 47% 100% 87% 40% 57% 24% 52% 0% 13%

12 Are Human Rights Basic to All, or are They Given by Government? 12

13 How Strongly Do You Feel This Way? 13 Qatari nationalsWhite-collar workersBlue-collar workers Very Strongly Somewhat Strongly Not Strongly Very Strongly Somewhat Strongly Not Strongly Very Strongly Somewhat Strongly Not Strongly 75%23%2%68%29%3%53%44%3%

14 14 Knowledge and Awareness about Human Rights in Qatar

15 For each one of following, please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree? 15 Qatari nationals

16 For each one of following, please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree? 16 White-collar workers

17 For each one of following, please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree? 17 Blue-collar workers

18 How Much Do You Know About Human Rights? 18

19 In general, do you think that human rights are being fully respected, partially respected, or are they not being respected at all in Qatar? 19

20 In general, how well informed do you feel about your rights at work? 20

21 Formal Governmental Organizations vs. Informal Means 21 If you wanted to find out more information, for example if you had a problem at work, thought that you were being treated unfairly or were not receiving your rights, where would you go to find out this information? Response Options Qatari nationals White-collar workers Blue-collar workers Work Personnel Fellow Worker Friend or Relative National Human Rights Committee Ministry of Labor Labor Department Ministry of Interior/Police Ministry of Interior/Human Rights Department Other 63% 13% 8% 1% 3% 6% 3% 2% 1% 25% 9% 14% 3% 18% 10% 5% 4% 12% 67% 9% 13% 1% 4% 1% 0% 4% If you wanted to find out more information about human rights, where would you go to find out this information? Friend or Relative Ministry of Interior Other 38% 16% 46% 30% 26% 44% 85% 4% 11%

22 Do You Know the Name of any Human Rights Organization in Qatar? 22

23 Can You Name Some Organizations That Deal With Human Rights in Qatar? 23

24 24 Personal Experience with Human Rights

25 Have you or any close family members or friends ever been in a situation where you felt your human rights were not respected here in Qatar? 25 Qatari nationals White-collar workers Blue-collar workers

26 Did you do anything about the violation? 26 Qatari nationals White-collar workersBlue-collar workers

27 Main Reasons for Not Reporting the Violation 27 Qatari nationals White-collar workers Blue-collar workers Did not know what I could do 11%37%75% Thought there was nothing to be gained [nothing (effective) I could do] 41%27%1% Did not know what my rights were 22%17%4% Did not want to draw attention to myself 15%13%1% Did not think it was important enough 11%5%1% Did not know who to complain to 23%20%13% Did not know where to find information about what I could do 13%5%9% Did not know at that time it was a violation of my human rights 8%6%0% I was afraid of being published 5%7%6% I was afraid of being deported 2%17%4% I though people I was fighting were very powerful 10%9%2% Other 17%5%3%

28 What do you think is the most important human right issue that Qatar is facing right now? Among Qatari nationals: – Social issues (16%) – Rights of blue-collar workers and white-collar expats (13%) – Economic issues (9%) – Discrimination (6%) – Politics (5%); Citizenship (4%); Freedoms (3%) Among white-collar workers: – Rights of blue-collar workers and white-collar expats (12%) – Sponsorship system (11%); and Discrimination (11%) – Freedoms (5%) – Social issues (4%) Among blue-collar workers: – Rights of blue-collar workers and white-collar expats (22%) – Sponsorship system (7%) – Freedoms (4%) – Social issues (3%) 28

29 29 National Human Rights Committee (NHRC)

30 Have You Ever Heard of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC)? 30 Qatari nationals White-collar workersBlue-collar workers

31 How Did You Learn About NHRC? 31

32 Do You Know What the NHRC Does? 32 Qatari nationals White-collar workersBlue-collar workers

33 What are the Most Important Things that NHRC Does? 33 Qatari nationals White-collar workers Blue-collar workers Giving recommendations to the Qatari government on human rights issues 35%22%28% Observing and inspecting violations of human rights in Qatar 37%38%40% Receiving and recording human rights complaints53%39%34% Monitoring proper treatment of prisoners17%13%5% Providing legal human right advice on issues such as KAFALA 12%9%4% Conducting social research to study development in Qatar 8%10%0% Providing training programs to police6%5%6% Organizing conferences and lectures/dealing with media on human rights 8%10%0% Publishing manuals on human rights for the public7%11%17% Protecting human rights in Qatar40%36%42% Other5%8%2%

34 Has Anyone Told you About NHRC’s Events? 34 Qatari nationals White-collar workersBlue-collar workers

35 Have You Ever Heard or Read About NHRC’s Events in the Media? 35 Qatari nationalsWhite-collar workersBlue-collar workers

36 Have you ever been to any lecture, workshop, conference, activity or program organized by the NHRC? 36 Qatari nationalsWhite-collar workersBlue-collar workers

37 In general, how satisfied are you with the NHRC’s activities and programs? 37

38 Have You Ever Heard, Read or Seen NHRCs’ Advertisements? 38 Qatari nationalsWhite-collar workersBlue-collar workers

39 Are NHRC advertisements effective at informing all segments of Qatari society about human rights in general? 39

40 Over the past twelve months, have you contacted the NHRC in Qatar about any Human Rights issue? 40 Qatari nationalsWhite-collar workers Blue-collar workers

41 How Did You Contact NHRC? ( multiple mentions ) 41

42 When you contacted the NHRC, how satisfied were you with the helpfulness of the NHRC’s employees? 42

43 Do you have access to the Internet at home or at your place of work? 43

44 Have you ever used the National Human Rights Committee website? 44 Qatari nationalsWhite-collar workersBlue-collar workers

45 How satisfied are you with the National Human Rights Committee’s website? 45

46 What are the reasons you are dissatisfied with the National Human Rights Committee’s website? 46

47 Please suggest (if you have any) one or two specific areas of human rights you would like the NHRC to pay special attention to? 47 Among Qatari nationals: – Social issues (21%) – Awareness about human rights (11%) – Rights of blue-collar and white-collar workers (10%) – Qataris rights (6%) Among white-collar workers: – Rights of blue-collar workers and white-collar expats (15%) – Awareness about human rights (10%) – Social issues (9%); Sponsorship (9%) Among blue-collar workers: – Rights of blue-collar workers and white-collar expats (27%) – Justice and equality (9%)

48 Would you like to participate in the National Human Rights Committee’s activities? 48 Qatari nationalsWhite-collar workersBlue-collar workers

49 Do You Know the Current Location of NHRC? 49 Qatari nationalsWhite-collar workersBlue-collar workers

50 Do you know the current location of the National Human Rights Committee offices? 50

51 Recommendations 51 Develop more effective and coherent human rights education – Human rights as a mandatory subject – General education and training programs for government officials Address issues related to the population in Qatar by preparing materials that are put into a local context – Qataris Advertise its services, location, and activities Assure people that their issues will be dealt with in a timely and confidential manner – White-collar Workers Advertisements Develop and implement orientations programs Invite employers – Blue-collar Workers Workshops Advertisements Develop and implement orientation programs Employers Broader community awareness campaign – Advertisements – Human Rights Week NHRC’s website Support and encourage research activities

52 Thanks! 52


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