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Trafficking of domestic workers: slavery behind closed doors!

Domestic workers, held like slaves, is an issue in all countries of the world - also in Austria.

What is the situation in Austria?

Austria also has domestic workers working under conditions similar to slavery. They are paid far below the minimum wage - despite the strict legal regulations.

In many countries women and girls are treated worse than men and boys. Particularly in poorer countries, girls often do not have any opportunities to go to school.

Many women therefore hope to find a good job abroad. They want to feed their family.

They often cannot legally enter the desired country. They have no residence papers or work permits.

They therefore work illegally, often under very difficult conditions.

The 20-year-old Victoria comes from an African country to Austria. An acquaintance promised her work in the household of a family living in Austria. The family takes care of all the entry formalities for Victoria. Victoria is subsequently employed for the housework of the family. In her home country, the acquaintance promised her a regular paying job. Having arrived in Austria, the reality looks different: Victoria barely has any free days, every day she is only allowed to sleep for a few hours in an unheated cellar. She has to be available around the clock and receives almost no money. The 20-year-old Victoria comes from an African country to Austria. An acquaintance promised her work in the household of a family living in Austria. The family takes care of all the entry formalities for Victoria. Victoria is subsequently employed for the housework of the family. In her home country, the acquaintance promised her a regular paying job. Having arrived in Austria, the reality looks different: Victoria barely has any free days, every day she is only allowed to sleep for a few hours in an unheated cellar. She has to be available around the clock and receives almost no money.