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India

Small Improvements for Domestic Workers

drawing of indian woman holding many things with the caption over worked under paidIndia’s domestic workers — as many as 40 million by some estimates — are often trafficked or coerced into the trade by dire circumstances. For many it is a form of virtual slavery, as they are paid far below the minimum wage. But as big cities modernize, slow undercurrents are beginning to organize this vast, informal network. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from India.


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