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Every year, hundreds of thousands of women leave their homes in Asia and Africa for jobs as domestic workers in the Middle East. When they face exploitation and violence there is little hope for justice. Veteran public radio journalist Anne Garrels filed this report for our new series on the state of human rights in 2011.

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of women leave their homes in Asia and Africa for jobs as domestic workers in the Middle East. When they face exploitation and violence there is little hope for justice. Veteran public radio reporter Anne Garrels filed this report for our new series on the state of human rights in 2011.