Saturday, April 25, 2015

Women from Sierra Leone 'sold like slaves' into domestic work in Kuwait

Kuwait has the highest ratio of domestic workers to citizens in the Middle East. And no legal protection to all of them.

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In the basement of an old tower block near Kuwait City, recruitment agents brandish files full of healthy, work-ready domestic workers. “Choose the one you want,” says one agent with a smile. “I will give you a hundred days’ guarantee. If you don’t like her you can send her back.”

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