Abuse of Domestic Workers in the Gulf

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Abuse of Domestic Workers in the Gulf

Unread post by ኦሽንoc » 07 Oct 2009 18:17

Abuse of Domestic Workers in the Gulf
Watch The Ethiopian Immigrant Interview with Al-Jazeera

October 7th, 2009Fatima (Saudi Arabia)

Al-Jazeera English aired a story today about the abuse domestic workers suffer in the Gulf. The report included an interview with a
women who came to work as a maid in the UAE from East Africa (her accent is Ethiopian, as far as I can tell). The maid was daily abused
by her female employer for two years, from the second day of her employment and until a doctor notice her multiple injuries in a periodic
medical checkup. The maid was beaten, burned with scolding water and hot iron, and was denied medical treatment for her injuries. She
was forced to have sex with another maid, as their sadistic employer filmed them.
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The employer then used the video to blackmail the maid into not going to the police, saying that “the law is in her favor”.

Simel Isheb of the International Labor Organization told AJE that despite ministerial decrees across the region, domestic workers are still
not protected by labor laws. Isheb added that the sponsorship system creates total dependency, which leads to “total vulnerability, and
opens the door wide for abuse and exploitation”.

See the report here:

I found this situation absolutely horrific. Every day you hear about new cases of abuse, some of them deadly. It’s clear that laws and
decrees are not enough to stop this serious societal problem. At the end of the day, it comes down to what each and every one of us needs
to do to end discrimination against and abuse of migrant workers in our midst.

For more information about the conditions of migrant workers in the Middle-East,


You can visit this site to more ... Migrate Rights


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Re: Abuse of Domestic Workers in the Gulf

Unread post by zeru » 08 Oct 2009 08:40

so horrible i am sorry for the girl and all ethiopians in Areb country.

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Re: Abuse of Domestic Workers in the Gulf

Unread post by tsigehana » 08 Oct 2009 10:53

so sad...stupid ppl..they don't have respect for any house maids in their home...

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