Social networking sites are being used to illegally “sell” domestic workers in Kuwait.
There is a growing black market taking place through apps hosted by Google and Apple.
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Women are also being sold on Instagram as maids under popular hashtags such as #TransportMaids” and #MaidsforSale.
This is completely illegal in Kuwait and banned by the authorities.
The BBC exposed this racket.
The report starts with reporters going through an app called ‘4sale’ and reacting to a post that says in Arabic: “African worker up to be sponsored, 40 years old, good in cleaning and baby-sitting. Available for 700 Dinars” (Dh8,400).
“Up to be sponsored” for residency in Gulf countries that follow the sponsorship system means “changing someone’s sponsorship from one person to another.”
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