‘Abused lives’ of Jordan’s maids

Source: BBC News. Link to full story.
30 January 2008

Summary: This BBC story throws light on the plight of foreign domestic maids in Jordan. According to government statistics, there are 70,000 of them, of which 15,000 come from the Philippines. Their plight includes physical abuse, including rape, withholding of salary, long working hours, even denial of daily baths. The government of the Philippines became so concerned with the situation that it added Jordan to the list of countries to which deployment of domestic works is now banned.

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