Child maid trafficking spreads from Africa to US

According to this article The trafficking of children for domestic labor in the U.S. is an extension of an illegal but common practice in Africa. “Around one-third of the estimated 10,000 forced laborers in the United States are servants trapped behind the curtains of suburban homes, according to a study by the National Human Rights Center at the University of California at Berkeley and Free the Slaves, a nonprofit group. No one can say how many are children, especially since their work can so easily be masked as chores.”

One of the saddest quotes was from a little 10 year old girl, who worked up to 20 hours a day without a day off.
“It never occurred to her to run away.

‘I thought this was normal,’ she said.”

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