BBC Assignment: Ugandan women tricked into domestic slavery in Iraq

May 27, 2011

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Some Ugandan women have fallen prey to job recruiters who promise high wages in Iraq.

In the documentary, Ugandan women tricked into domestic slavery in Iraq, the BBC’s Anna Cavell investigates how a group of 147 Ugandan women were lured into Iraq. 

The women were told they would get decent jobs with the U.S. military. Instead, they found themselves working as slaves, subject to violence and even rape. Eventually, they were rescued by an unlikely pair -- a Ugandan security guard and an American military officer.

This documentary was provided by the BBC World Service.