In Human Trafficking on May 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm
The country’s support network for victims of human trafficking is debating the idea of opening a shelter for men.
The measures include a new federal law and the formation of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, which will support and enforce it.
The Ministry of Labour’s decision to establish an anti-human- trafficking department is a positive initiative, a seminar in the capital was told.
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In Awareness, Child Labor, Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, Involuntary Domestic Servitude on December 24, 2012 at 9:05 am
Ethiopia-United Arab Emirates
Mary left her home in East Africa determined to earn money for her family. But from her second day of work as a maid in a private house in the United Arab Emirates, she was beaten daily. “If she didn’t beat me in the day, she would beat me at night,” Mary says of her employer. The beatings continued for two years. Once, Mary’s employer threw boiling water on her and continued to beat her after she collapsed in pain. She was denied medical attention. Her clothing stuck to her wounds. Her employer ordered Mary to have sex with another maid on video. When Mary refused, the woman put a hot iron on her neck and threatened her with more beatings. After two years, a doctor noted wounds, scars, and blisters all over Mary’s body.
Source: US State Department