33 Abused Housemaids Return Home from Saudi Arabia
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At least 33 Bangladeshi women workers who were employed as the housemaids have returned home from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after facing untold sufferings including their physical tortures and sexual abuses.

A scheduled flight of Air Arabia airlines that carried the Bangladeshi domestic workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8.30pm on Friday.

BRAC information officer Al Amin Noyon who received the returnee women at the HSIA told migrationnewsbd.com that the victim female migrants were severely abused and they were leaving deep breaths after returning to the homeland.

He said that all of the 33 ill fated women workers were victims of tortures and abuse by their employers at the destination country.

A 26 year old housemaid who had hailed from Taltoli in Borguna said that she had gone to Saudi Arabia on June 2017. After landing in Arab land, she has to face sexual harassment for last six months by her employer and employer son.

The female migrant who was the mother of three babies would live with her mother at Borguna but a local broker instigated her to migrate to Saudi Arabia with false promise.

Migrant rights activist Noyon also said that at least 170 more women workers have been waiting to return home from the Kingdom.

According to Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training, Saudi Arabia has been recruiting largest number of Bangladeshi female workers as housemaids.

Most of housemaids allegedly were facing sexual abuses in that country, said officials.


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