Kuwaiti Abuses Continue
Hundreds of female domestic servants have fled their Kuwaiti employers and taken refuge in their respective embassies, Middle East Watch (MEW) reports. The maids, mainly from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and the Philippines, all report varying levels of abuse, mistreatment, and even rape.
The August 1992 MEW Report, entitled "Punishing the Victim: Rape and Mistreatment of Asian Maids in Kuwait," was compiled during a two-week fact-finding tour of Kuwait. MEW concluded that "while not all domestic servants in Kuwait suffer at the hands of their employers, there exists a significant and pervasive pattern of rape, physical assault …