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Life of the Adivasi Girls as Domestic Workers in Delhi

Adivasi Domestic Workers at Delhi

Every year thousands of minor Adivasi girls from the Jharkhand Region of Indian states like Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Orissa are trafficked to Delhi, Mumbai and other Indian metro cities into bonded labour. Adivasi girls often start their journeys being lured by promises of a better life. Once landing in the big city, they spend years working as bonded slaves with the “Job Placement Agencies” taking most of their salary since, these Adivasi girls are so na├»ve and completely helpless to raise their voice.

Adivasi community (i.e. 7-8 percent of total Indian population) have not been able to reap the benefit of modern economic development so, their employers have no qualms in torturing them, and even sexually abusing them. Adivasi Girls are often forced to embrace the commercial sex trade as they are illiterate and have no other means of earning a livelihood.