Monday 19 March 2018

Grainne O'Toole: Slavery is rampant – a hidden misery that shames our society

Grainne O'Toole

We in Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) welcome the rescue of three women from alleged domestic servitude in London, and emphasise the need for all victims of slavery to be protected and supported.

The reported details of the women's situation resembled many of the cases MRCI has dealt with, although the length of time they were held is beyond anything the centre has encountered.

We have seen women and men held in domestic servitude, afraid for their lives, threatened, physically and mentally abused, their documents withheld, their movements controlled.

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