Millions of Bangladeshi women are facing violence either as domestic housemaids or as migrant workers in Gulf countries.
Written by Nayema Nusrat, Inter Press Service
New York, Nov 28 2019 (IPS) – A few days ago, a video in social media, secretly filmed by a Bangladeshi housemaid employed in Saudi Arabia, caught everyone’s attention where she was helplessly crying and begging to be rescued from her abusive employer.
A large number of women from Bangladesh leave their families behind and travel thousands of miles away from home with the hope to get better earnings and ensure a better future for their children and family. While many women realize their expected hope, others face a different reality – suffering through insurmountable cruelty and mistreatment by their foreign employers and find no one to turn to for immediate rescue.
Another extremely common form of violence is inflicted by not getting their due salaries as promised despite the hours of hard labor they provide.