July 2014

Ethiopia, the so-called “Maid Trade”, and why we need to protect our women and girls

On a recent visit to a rehabilitation centre for returned survivors of human trafficking on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, I saw a young girl peering through the window at me during a partners meeting. When I looked more closely at her I could see that she was a child. She looked no older than 15 years old, and I couldn’t begin to imagine what she must have been through.

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