> The New Slave in the Kitchen: Debt Bondage and Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia

The New Slave in the Kitchen: Debt Bondage and Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia

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Despite the outlawing of slavery in every country for at least 30 years, ‘contemporary’ forms of slavery are happening in kitchens and households around the world, enabled by ‘debt bondage’. Through debt, women are effectively owned by powerful recruitment agencies rather than directly by employers. While the ILO recently recognised domestic work as work, the attention to women domestic workers is needed as they are largely excluded from protection of labour laws. This report is a useful study of domestic workers in the region, and discussion of how governments and other institutions can better deal with this resuming form of slavery

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2018-09-19T23:20:42+00:00August 7th, 2012|Labour and Migration, Publications, Resources|