Was ashamed to see how few had ratified this convention – Canada hasn’t and if you want to check on yours go to : http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=1000:11300:0::NO:11300:P11300_INSTRUMENT_ID:2551460
Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:
The women came from different countries with the same dream:
to leave behind the poverty of their villages.
But instead of working as domestic help, they found themselves in a kind of prison,
employed by people who treated them like something less than human.
One was stabbed with a knife, another doused in boiling water, another raped and jailed.
Steve McCurry, best known for his work in war-torn countries like Afghanistan,
documented the suffering of women from Indonesia,
Nepal and the Philippines who endured a myriad of abuses while
working for families elsewhere in Asia and the Middle East.
“They’re at the complete mercy of these people who see them almost like slaves:
‘You’re my property, you’ll do what I say,’” McCurry said.
“They go home, they’re disfigured, they don’t have money,
and they’re psychologically scarred.
They end up going home humiliated, and it becomes a stigma.
In a way…
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