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Young Malagasy Maids Raped and Tortured in Lebanon

Marie, 14, was forced to move to Lebanon by her aunt to become a maid. Once there, she was regularly raped by her employer. When he realized she was pregnant, he threw her out the house. After giving birth alone, she threw her baby from the 8th floor of a building.

Assanatou Baldé investigates [fr] the plight of young Malagasy girls migrating to Lebanon to escape the social crisis in Madagascar. Other testimonies of torture and physical abuse are collected in the report, including recurring insults, overwhelming working conditions and forced intercourse with animals.

  • Thalia Rahme

    I am speechless because whenever i hope things are changing with regards to the mentality of my fellow citizen lebanon ..something bumps in … long way for the lebanese in terms of human rights :s sorry

    • Lova Rakotomalala

      Dear Thalia, Iama and Human,

      Thank you for your message. Your message of sympathy means a great deal to many of us. I cannot speak for all Malagasies but I believe that the we do not hold ill will towards the people of Lebanon. There are people with reprehensible behaviors all around the world. We know that some of our fellow citizens also treat our own in a similarly despicable fashion. The hope for economic refugees like Marie is that things would have turned out better for them, had they crossed your paths along their journey.

  • lama riman

    shame on people who dont respect other humans, no matter what nationality, this is happening alot in lebanon. and should be stopped, this is nonsense!!! I as a Lebanese its my duty to be responsible about my worker.

  • a human

    what the heck? Now where are the so called human rights?

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