Women in Khadama/Shagala jobes in Arabia Gulf

Mma Hasana
Posted May 27, 2016 from Ghana

Every year thousands of girls are trafficked into the Arab Gulf as Khadama/Shagala housemaides. Majority of these girls and women become prone to all forms of violences duch as physical molestation,rape etc. It saddens my heart that girls and women risk their wellbeing to travel to countries where human rights are not ensured, countries that have no ties with any international human rights conventions. Countries where women's movement are restricted, countries where foreigners rights and wellbeing is nothing to protected. I have a dream..A dream that no girl or woman would be trafficked to be a slave. A dream that no girl or woman be treated as a Khadama slave. A dream that no girl or woman suffers rape or any form of violence. A dream that every girl and woman would be economically empowered to prevent them from illegal migration. A dream that girls and women enjoy better conditions of service. A dream that we enjoy equal right as men. A dream that women and girls raised their heads with pride. This is the world we all deserve. This is the world we should work to achieve. Together we can make this reality

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Olaoluwa Abagun
May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016

Dear Mma Hasana,

It is sad that in the 21st Century, the fundamental right of liberty and freedom is not yet a "must-have". I join my voice to say NO to any woman or girl being a Khadama/Shagala slave...or any slave at all!

You are right that we deserve an equitable world. Keep speaking...with every voice that speaks up, we are propelled closer to the world of our dreams.

Tamarack Verrall
May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

Dear Mma Hasana,

You have raised the very depth of the issue of violence against women here, bringing to our attention news that does not get reported enough, that women and girls are being violated while being enslaved. This profound betrayal of women thinking they are being offered work, and the reality that governments are not putting an end to slavery and rape, needs the voice that you have given it here, and needs our global collective voices to create a way to freedom. Your dream, powerfully and beautifully stated, is exactly what we need to create together. We are not finished until everyone is free, and until no one has to be afraid. Yes, together we can make this a reality. Knowing that you hold onto this dream makes all of our connections stronger.

In sisterhood,

Tam