Jesmed F. Suma: This is sad. The African Union may act but most importantly each state could take the necessary actions to protect their nationals in Lebanon or the Middle East. By the way do we have a Sierra Leone Embassy in Lebanon? I don't know. But what I know these domestic workers get to these places through certain families based in SL in the case of SL. If we set certain enforceable conditions, such that the family living in SL can be held responsible with a standard way of getting direct contact with the maids I believe, if nothing else they may end up respecting maids from SL. Let's hope we have the right Govt in place that has the spine to take on some of these diplomatic challenges we face. (08-07-2012)1
Kishin Sham Mahtani: Restriction won't work Indonesia tried it.....but the maids started going direct and refused to register with their embassy's which made matters worst......this maid was man handled outside her embassy and the embassy staff did nothing......their must be some concrete action as the maids need the money so banning this service is not practical. (08-07-2012)
Fouad Ayoub: When maids accept to go through the right channels and register with their embassies,then the law will start taking actions against any rape,abuse or assults..It`s not only in the middle east but ,many other coutries too,but since these maids prefer working without thei knowledge of their embassies,then they just taking the risk where ever they might be.You evter some nightclubs in the middle east and find asians,east europeans and few other natinals working as prostitues,you even find middle easterns doing the same in europe and else where.First step to take is to implement laws protecting them going abroad for work,then their embassies should make it compolsery that they register as soon as they arive at any said airport,or immigrations should make it a point of duty to do that with necessary embassies.... (08-07-2012)1
Kishin Sham Mahtani: Agree with Fouad Ayoub but these maids feel that by registering they will need to pay taxes....its all down to a lack of education and corrupt embassy officials. (08-07-2012)
Fouad Ayoub: Even if they have to pay taxes,that could be added to their salaries and deducted by the agencies they register with,otr a law passed that any agency that takes on maids to work,without the knowledge of their respective embassies,will be highly fined and prosecuted and taken to court.......If immigration at respective airports start acting within the rightful laws,am sure they will be protected....Trus me kishin,they are victims where ever they go seeking a job.... (08-07-2012)2
Amadu Massally: Looking at that video I just kept thinking what if that was your sister, mother, daughter, wife, friend... and no one could come to her aid? One can only imagine what took place when they too her back to wherever? Do you think that would happen in Sierra Leone? Thanks for sharing Kishin Sham Mahtani. (09-07-2012)
Kishin Sham Mahtani: She committed Suicide.... (09-07-2012)
Alhaji Bangura: This is very sad, I remember couple of years ago when Saudi Arabia behead a maid from indonesia for allegedly stabbing her boss lady to death!! the story was again domestic violence she was enduring from her Boss. when it comes to S/L, correct me if am wrong! there is no set of regulation! My cousin was taken away by Lebanese family in the 80s, we did not hear nothing of her for over 20 years, from her explanation, I would not advise anyone to be a maid in any of the middle eastern or Arab countries! Some of this guys has no decency toward their maid.. Raping is one of the common factor, the list goes on and on.. (09-07-2012)
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