UAE: 9,751 domestic workers abscond from their ‘sponsors’

The Muslim Issue

This is only half of the story which is trying to down play the situation of the slaves working in muslim homes. Passports confiscated on arrival by their employers to prevent them from leaving, the slaves are then kept within the four walls of their houses while being sexually exploited, sometimes raped, by the man in the house. Added to that an around-the-clock work schedule which includes beatings and abuse by both the man and the woman, they are rarely paid what they are promised and slave-maids are prevented from keeping contact with the outside world. Those are the main reasons maid workers flee their employers.

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Why have 9,000 domestic workers absconded?

7DAYS |
October 16, 2016

Many maids have had no choice but to flee because of their treatment
Many maids have had no choice but to flee because of their treatment.

Physical abuse, a lack of basic amenities like food and the non-payment of salaries are among some of…

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