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The Faces of Modern Slavery: Involuntary Domestic Servitude

Fact Sheet
December 3, 2012


At 12 years old, Hema was trying to find a source of income to help provide for her family. A man promised to take her to the city to start a job as a housemaid. Instead, she was forced into INVOLUNTARY DOMESTIC SERVITUDE.

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