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WATCH: The Hidden Lives Of 'Housegirls' - Full BBC documentary

by BBC
27 Jun 2019 at 18:20hrs | Views
In Uganda, young women are leaving their homes to try and find jobs as domestic workers, but for some their new lives can lead to mistreatment and abuse.

A charity in Kenya is calling for the introduction of laws to protect domestic workers, who are commonly referred to as 'housegirls', to ensure their safety.

For BBC Africa Eye, reporter Nancy Kacungira has been investigating why young women living near Uganda’s border are leaving their villages to find work in Kenya.