Dozens of women took to the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, Wednesday to demonstrate against Kuwait’s government over alleged abuse of workers in the Gulf state.
In the past months, hundreds of young Zimbabwean women were lured to Kuwait with promises of jobs, but upon arrival were forced to work in brothels as sex slaves.
However, a group of police officers in riot gear disrupted the demonstration in its early stages. Several placards were also confiscated from the protesters. Some of the placards were inscribed with messages such as “Kuwait human trafficking”, “Bring Back Our Girls from Kuwait” and “Stop Kuwait Sex Slavery.” Several women were arrested for taking part in the demonstration.