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Know How Hindu Tamil Women Are Suffering in Gulf – While Working as Maids


A large number of Hindu Tamil Women are working in the Gulf as maids and they are mercilessly trapped in modern day slavery. We Hindus are busy fighting in the name of caste, language, water… ;and our sisters and children are suffering at the hands of people who have attacked, massacred and marginalized us before and they continue to do it even now without any fear.

Majority of Hindu Tamil Women who are seeking jobs in gulf support families devastated by the civil war in Sri Lanka. They are the sole breadwinners of the family.

The women are sexually abused by recruiters and employers. They often end up earning nothing but abuse.


We Hindus need to spread the word. We need to discuss such things in our dinning rooms, get togethers, temples and gatherings. Hindus residing in various parts of the world should come together to help Hindu women and children.

Do not sit silent...do what little you can for Hindu women and children suffering around the world....
Read on the topic here – The Guardian 
Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf. 
Rahini Bhaskaran, coordinator of Migrants Network, a migrant rights organisation, said women were so desperate for work that they complied unquestioningly with the stipulations of recruiters. 
“Most women don’t know what the injections are for,” she said. “They are not told anything about it,” she said. 
Bhaskaran believes the contraceptive serves a double purpose: covering up potential sexual assaults by recruitment agents and serving as a guarantee to prospective employers in the Gulf that workers will not get pregnant. 
“Some women think it’s necessary … to have sex with the agents to go abroad. The agents coax women, even promising marriage in some cases, and then abuse them,” said Bhaskaran. 
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Saroja’s son was ill and the civil war had left her husband disabled and her five sisters widowed. Struggling to shoulder the burden of caring for her extended family single-handedly, she accepted the offer. She sold her jewellery to pay the agency the equivalent of £200 for training, and left her village on the outskirts of Jaffna to take up employment as a household maid in Saudi Arabia. 
But Saroja found it impossible to keep up with the cooking and cleaning required for the family of 12. She couldn’t send any money home to her family because she was never paid. Then her demanding boss turned abusive. 
“My employer, he started beating me. I complained and he ripped off my clothes and I was just left in my underwear,” she said. 
After eight months in Saudi Arabia, Saroja eventually arrived home with less than a dollar in her pocket. 
“The agency keeps coming back telling me how poor we are and that I should go back for my children,” she said. “But I’ll never go back to Saudi Arabia again. I got nothing from it except pain. I’m holding on to life just because of my children.” 
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Rothna Begum, women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch, said: “Migrant domestic workers in the Gulf are treated as commodities by agencies and employers to the extent that their bodies and their choices are no longer theirs at the point of migration. When they go into employment, it’s this power dynamic that allows exploitation and abuse to flourish.”