Abuse Of Maids In Kuwait Increased During Outbreak Of Corona Epidemic

The British newspaper, The Telegraph, published an report titled “‘I want to leave but I’m scared’: Pandemic increases risk of violence for Gulf’s domestic workers” in which it reported allegations of housemaids in Kuwait stating that they were subjected to ill treatment and during the outbreak of Corona epidemic it increased.

Maryanne 39-year-old from the Philippines came to Kuwait one year ago to become a live-in domestic worker, with the aim of supporting her three small children back home, who are cared for by her mother. She’s is paid 120 Kuwaiti Dinar per month. Since the lockdown her already busy workload has increased.

Maryanne believes her safety is in danger. She tends to a family of six and their ongoing confinement due to the Corona virus pandemic has caused tensions in the home to fray, putting her in the firing line. “Yesterday, my boss acted like he wanted to hurt me, but I quickly ran to my room and locked it, I cry so much because my employers are always angry. I have to be alert in case something happens to me.” stated in her interview to The Telegraph.

English | October 22, 2020



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