Tag: Domestic Workers


Mona Escapes – The Dream City Podcast, Episode 1

Listen to the story of Mona, a woman who left the Philippines for a better life in the U.S., and ended up having to escape from an abusive employer.


Filipino Domestic Workers Flee War in Syria, Return Home to No Work

Aurora Almendral reports for PRI’s The World on the challenges faced by Filipino domestic workers in Syria.

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Diplomat’s Servant Exposes Modern Day Slavery in the U.S.

A federal judge’s recent decision on behalf of a South Asian woman illuminates the scourge of human trafficking in America: an untold number of domestic workers are toiling here under slave conditions.

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The Maid and Other Women Like Her: A Filipina Immigrant Perspective

The recent revelation about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s illegitimate child and the scandal surrounding former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn are a reminder of sexual dynamics in many Asian cultures.

A Filipino Nanny Sitting in New York's Central Park - Photo: Cristina Pastor

Filipino Nannies: Desired but Unprotected

Undocumented Filipino nannies are highly sought after among wealthy Manhattan families, but they have no protection from abuse.