Escape to freedom: How Ghanaian Domestic Workers are Exploited Abroad

This is modern day slavery

Ghanaians are known to be hardworking, but in recent times, exploitation of young Ghanaian women who seek to work abroad as domestic workers continues unabated.

Tens of millions of women and girls around the world are employed as domestic workers in private households.

They clean, cook, care for children, look after elderly family members, and perform other essential tasks for their employers. Despite their important role, they are among the most exploited and abused workers in the world.

They often work 14 to 18 hours a day, seven days a week, for wages far below the minimum wage.

They may be locked within their workplace and subject to physical and sexual violence.

The audio below account some of the ordeals Ghanaian citizens, who travel to Lebanon are exploited and disrespected by their host families. This must be a lesson to all those who think of working abroad as a way of changing their lifestyles and achieving any set goals.

The government of Ghana, led by President Akuffo Addo, have done little in the fight against modern day slavery, particularly when it comes to domestic abuse affecting the good people of Ghana home and abroad.

Government must crack down on all those agencies who seek to exploit Ghanaians abroad.

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