The hidden lives of ‘housegirls’
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The hidden lives of ‘housegirls’ in Kenya

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, 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.

Africa Eye: The hidden lives of 'housegirls' in Kenya can be seen on BBC World News at varying times on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August 2019.

  • 20 May 2019
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