Nepal

    In a form of trafficking concentrated among ethnic Tharu farmers, destitute families in Nepal sell their daughters for USD 75, the equivalent of a third of their annual income, to work as live-in "kamlari" servants in the homes of higher-caste families. Girls as young as 6 are forced into years of menial labor, cooking, cleaning and babysitting in the homes of strangers. Kamlaris typically work from sunup to sundown, eat leftovers and sleep on the floor and, in the worst cases, are beaten and raped. For the past two decades, Olga Murray, now 83, has worked to free Nepal's domestic slaves. (San Francisco Chronicle)

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