INDONESIA’S DOMESTIC WORKERS NEED URGENT PROTECTION
Indonesian workers go home, July 2016. Tribunnews.com in Wikimedia Commons
By Jack Britton
The Jakarta Globe-Nov 21
Reports of the mistreatment, exploitation and even execution of Indonesian domestic workers at home and abroad have regularly made media headlines in recent years. Familiar horror stories of domestic workers’ experiences include starvation in Malaysia, beatings at the hands of abusive employers in Indonesia and beheadings in Saudi Arabia. The latest of these barbaric executions occurred on Oct. 29, when Tuti Tursilawati, a domestic worker and victim of gender-based violence, was beheaded after being found guilty of killing her employer.
First published in: The Jakarta Globe