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Hong Kong: capital of domestic slavery

They are mostly Filipino or Indonesian. These women have been driven by poverty to leave everything behind to work as domestic staff in Hong Kong. They wanted to build a future for themselves, but in some cases the dream has turned into a nightmare. Isolated and defenceless, many are treated badly by their employers. We went to meet this female workforce who are exploited at will and hidden in plain sight.

By Michaël SZTANKE

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