Latest update: 09/08/2010
Morocco: young girls as domestic slaves
In Morocco, although it's technically illegal for children to work, many families take on so-called little maids to help out in the home. Some sixty thousand of them are thought to live like this, often suffering from maltreatment and without legal rights.
Any money earned usually goes to the girls' fathers, and cases of torture have been reported, with the employers getting away scott free. The authorities have decided to act with a plan to give the little maids proper rights.