In many Nigerian households, it’s not strange to see domestic staff performing a variety of household services for an individual or family. The issue, however, is that domestic work is poorly regulated, with a lot of the workers suffering serious abuse. This is what the upcoming documentary, Housegirlstackles.
Created by Salt & Truth TV, Housegirls aims to delve into the common practice of hiring and exploiting children for these jobs. The documentary seeks to find out where these children come from, who profits from their work and why it has become so normalized.
In this documentary, they take a look at all the “economic and social elements that have made the exploitation of children a staple in homes across Nigeria”, where these children come from, how they manage their lives and the societal attitudes to this well-known abuse.
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In many Nigerian homes, it’s normal to find a child or teenager, working from sun up to sun down, performing arduous menial labour like laundry, cooking and cleaning. In this documentary, we look at all the economic and social elements that have made the exploitation of children a staple in homes across Nigeria; where they come from, their lives as servants and societal attitudes and responses to this abuse.
By: Dammy Eneli
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