This Sri Lankan housemaid returned from Saudi Arabia with nails in her body, which she said her employer did as a form of torture during her stay there. Sri Lankan women who take up domestic work in the Middle East are being targeted by recruitment agents who order them to take contraceptives before leaving. Photo: AFP

Sri Lankan women being ordered by recruiters to take birth control before working in Middle East

Six recruiters licensed by the government said they could provide an employer with a ‘three-month guarantee’ that a maid would not become pregnant

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This Sri Lankan housemaid returned from Saudi Arabia with nails in her body, which she said her employer did as a form of torture during her stay there. Sri Lankan women who take up domestic work in the Middle East are being targeted by recruitment agents who order them to take contraceptives before leaving. Photo: AFP
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