13 more women arrive from Kuwait

Source: 13 more women arrive from Kuwait – NewsDay Zimbabwe July 22, 2016

THIRTEEN more women who were trafficked to Kuwait arrived in Harare yesterday, bringing to 102 the number of victims so far rescued from slavery in the Gulf country.

BY PAIDAMOYO MUZULU

Foreign Affairs Parliamentary Portfolio Committee chairman Kindness Paradza confirmed the arrival of the women. He urged the government to immediately set up a committee to go and work with Kuwaiti officials on the repatriation of more women who were still stranded in that country.

“We have received 13 more women from Kuwait today (Thursday), but we are disturbed that they say more women are still in Kuwait and also in Saudi Arabia who need to come back home,” Paradza said.

The women were reportedly facing communication problems as they did not have phones or access to the Internet to get in touch with the embassy in Kuwait.

“What is important now is for the government to send a team there to work with Kuwait authorities to find all the outstanding women who need to come back. This should be done as soon as possible so that we conclude this matter,” Paradza said.

He said the committee would meet with all the rescued women on Tuesday next week to review their rehabilitation in partnership with non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies.

Over 200 women were reportedly trafficked to Kuwait after they were offered lucrative jobs only to end up as sex slaves.

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    tonyme 6 years ago

    Summon Ambassadors from the countries involved and let them refund the enslaved individuals, and account for the missing women who are currently enslaved. There are ways to track the women and hold slave dealers accountable. Our own government is causing this to happen.