Forbidden Talk

Child slavery in the Gulf Monarchies

Series 4 Episode 1 - 28.11.2015

Child and youth slavery is on the rise in the Gulf Monarchies and ever growing numbers of poor children from the poorest countries are being taken for exploitation to the region. Domestic service industries, child marriages, camel riding and other sports activities and also the construction industries are just some of the labour abuse categories, but prostititution and paedophilia are lurking under the surface too. A panel of human right activists and experts as well as a yemeni activist who escaped from a saudi royal family where she was a slave, will give her testimony in this episode.
Guests: Raza Kazim, Coordinator at Islamic Human Rights Commission
Musharraf Hussaini, Director at Justice For Peace
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary at International Trades Union Confederation
Aiden Mcquaide, Director, at Anti-Slavery International
Zaynab Abiha, Human Rights activist and victim of child labour abuse

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