Over one million South Africans work as domestic help. Most of them are women.
Exiled politicians living in South Africa have told DW that the new refugee laws are meant to silence them. They fear that governments back home could use these laws to go after them and further stifle free speech.
The recent case of a terribly abused maid in Singapore has drawn attention to a "form of modern slavery" experienced by foreign domestic workers. But Singapore authorities say "the situation is definitely not so grim."
Decades of child sexual abuse has left the Catholic Church in crisis. The faithful want those who abuse children removed and prosecuted. DW speaks to a priest on the papal commission for the protection of minors.
Saudi Arabia's decision to execute an Indonesian domestic worker has triggered a diplomatic row between the two nations. The maid's case highlights the dangers faced by foreign workers in Saudi households.
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