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Trafficked into Slavery: The Dark Side of Addis Ababa’s Growth

Young girls trafficked to work in domestic works in Addis Ababa ending up in conditions comparable to slavery
Young girls as young as 10, who are trafficked from all over Ethiopia to work in domestic works in the capital Addis Ababa are ending up in conditions comparable to slavery. The are more than 400,000 Ethiopians believed to be trapped in such domestic slavery. (Photo source: Internet)

BY TOM GARDNER | REUTERS

It was the promise of education in Addis Ababa that led 11- year-old Embet to take the fateful decision to leave home. The young girl from Debat, a small town in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, packed up and left for the capital in the company of her older neighbour, who said that her relatives there would welcome her into their home, pay her 200 Ethiopian birr ($8) a month to look after their young children, and send her to school. Continue reading Trafficked into Slavery: The Dark Side of Addis Ababa’s Growth

Ethiopian Domestic Workers Take to the Streets in Beirut

The domestic workers (house-maids) called for basic rights, including a minimum wage and at least one day off per week.

By Aljazeera,

Hundreds of migrant domestic workers marched in the Lebanese capital Beirut this week to mark International Workers’ Day and to denounce their own working conditions. The demonstrators called for the implementation of ILO Convention 189, which stipulates that domestic workers have the right to at least one day off per week and a minimum wage. Continue reading Ethiopian Domestic Workers Take to the Streets in Beirut