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National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) SurveyReport of Findings

Dr. Darwish Al-Emadi, Director, SESRIDr. Abdoulaye Diop, Head of Research, SESRIDr. Kien Trung Le, Senior Researcher, SESRIFatimah Ali Al-Khaldi, Researcher, SESRISarah Mohamed Al-Marri, Researcher, SESRI

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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

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Summary of Methods

Sample Design Sampling frame comes from SESRI exclusive list covering all housing units in QatarA 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.

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Summary of Methods

Data Collection Interviews were conducted in December 2011Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) technologySample size: A total of 2,186 respondents770 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 expatriates97% for the blue-collar workers The margin of error (including the design effect)2.1 percentage points for Qatari sample1.9 percentage points for expatriate sample6.1 percentage points for the migrant laborer sample. The collected survey responses were weighted before analysis to adjust for probability of selection and non-response.

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Values and Beliefs in Human Rights

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

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

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

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

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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

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What Does Human Rights Means to You?How much importance do you attach to it?

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What does human rights mean to you?

Response Options

Qatari nationals

White-collar workers

Blue-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%

92%

88%

94%

90%

89%

8%

8%

10%

6%

10%

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%

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

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How Strongly Do You Feel This Way?

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Qatari nationals

White-collar workers

Blue-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%

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Knowledge and Awareness about Human Rights in Qatar

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

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Qatari nationals

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

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White-collar workers

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

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Blue-collar workers

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How Much Do You Know About Human Rights?

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

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

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Formal Governmental Organizations vs. Informal Means

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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%

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%

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

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

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Personal Experience with Human Rights

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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?

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Qatari nationals

 White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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Did you do anything about the violation?

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Qatari nationals

 White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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Main Reasons for Not Reporting the Violation

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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%

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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%)

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National Human Rights Committee (NHRC)

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Have You Ever Heard of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC)?

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Qatari nationals

 White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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How Did You Learn About NHRC?

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Do You Know What the NHRC Does?

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Qatari nationals

 White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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What are the Most Important Things that NHRC Does?

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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 complaints

53%

39%

34%

Monitoring proper treatment of prisoners

17%

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 police

6%

5%

6%

Organizing conferences and lectures/dealing with media on human rights

8%

10%

0%

Publishing manuals on human rights for the public

7%

11%

17%

Protecting human rights in Qatar

40%

36%

42%

Other

5%

8%

2%

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Has Anyone Told you About NHRC’s Events?

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Qatari nationals

 White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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Have You Ever Heard or Read About NHRC’s Events in the Media?

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Qatari nationals

White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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Have you ever been to any lecture, workshop, conference, activity or program organized by the NHRC?

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Qatari nationals

White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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

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Have You Ever Heard, Read or Seen NHRCs’ Advertisements?

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Qatari nationals

White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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

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Over the past twelve months, have you contacted the NHRC in Qatar about any Human Rights issue?

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Qatari nationals

White-collar workers Blue-collar workers

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How Did You Contact NHRC? (multiple mentions)

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

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

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Have you ever used the National Human Rights Committee website?

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Qatari nationals

White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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

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

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Please suggest (if you have any) one or two specific areas of human rights you would like the NHRC to pay special attention to?

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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%)

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Would you like to participate in the National Human Rights Committee’s activities?

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Qatari nationals

White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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Do You Know the Current Location of NHRC?

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Qatari nationals

White-collar workersBlue-collar workers   

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

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Recommendations

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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

D

evelop

and implement orientation programs

Employers

Broader

community awareness

campaign

Advertisements

Human Rights Week

NHRC’s website

Support

and encourage research activities

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Thanks!http://www.qu.edu.qa/sesridalemadi@qu.edu.qa

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