Nightmare in Dreamland - housemaides in Dubai





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Published on Jan 25, 2011

Every year sees a migration of thousands of poor African and Asian women to the oil rich countries of the Middle East. Young women seeking a brighter future as domestic employees, for to be a maid in Dubai is the only prospect a young Ethiopian has of gainful employment.

100 Dollars a month is the sought after average wage, no matter that you are on call 24 hours a day for your employer. However, on arrival in the fairytale land of Dubai these dreams will often turn into a nightmare of bare survival. These girls are becoming the slaves of the 21st century and there is no escape. Abused in a Country where they have no voice and no alternatives, many see suicide as the only way out. A few dare to flee, wandering the streets of Dubai or finding temporary refuge in one of the few, overfilled emergency shelters in the city.

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Mich Elle
arab men not happy with 4 legal wives that they want even maids? sexual perverts & deviants!
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Mickie SF Town
All men through history have been after women of African descent! They have their own woman, in the US during slavery, etc, could not keep their dicks and hands to themselves!
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Quen Ma
Arabs are scum. Bunch of rapists. 
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Sameera Teezab
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Kikita Berrios
This is how a Muslim talk to a woman!
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Greatest Of These is Love
You can tell a lot about a society by how it treats it's most vulnerable members. 
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Reply Man
+madmarvin99 That was over 100 years ago We're talking about what's going on here and now
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Dubai's like a shit hole with a fancy shell. 
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Tasin Al-Hassan
The real question is: Why do migrant workers still go there and why is their GDP only growing and growing?
Aka Perez
CalculusVariations99 : You've said it best!
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Maids are abused in every country.
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Carmen T
I been trying to tell everybody that these arabs are perverts. Now you know.
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Jack Hack
+TheGame3123 Exactly now we are strating to talk some sense: Here is an article you may want ot look at there are many more if you are really interested: https://www.hrw.org/news/2007/11/15/saudi-arabia-rape-victim-punished-speaking-out
+Jack Hack I mean, you want to prove women abuse is bigger in one group than the other? Then collect data on rape, reported rape, slavery, violence and other factors and compare it with each other. It is not a perfect method, but it is the best method we know today. 
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Its almost 2015 and there are places that are still stuck in the medieval times. Arabs are the worst..
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melena mehari
arabs are the worst people on earth i hope in they will learn from europians
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N. Sayed
100% true story, I have witnessed these atrocities myself in Arabian peninsula. There is no justice whatsoever for foreigners other than Arabs Nationals. Abu Dhabi Emirates is a worst place for seeking jobs in domestic domain. Domestic workers are treated like slaves. 
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so sad I cry for these women and any person who has to suffer like this
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Peshuga de posho
The quran allows men to hit women. The quran allows heads cutting. The quran allows mutilation of others. The quran allows child molestation. The quran allows sexual harrasment.  Religion of peace? bff Sorry muslims, but I don't think so.
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오빠 오빠
Your blind or you maybe read a fake quran kitab don't comment thing you don't even know about a religion and go find something else you bitch
rumiya nida
You are no one to comment on holy Quran as such "BE WARE"
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