For Ethiopian women, work abroad is opportunity and risk of a lifetime

News Deeply article unpacks nascent efforts to introduce labor protections for migrant domestic workers in the Gulf, women who returned to Ethiopia describe why working in the Middle East entails both great dangers and opportunities, and how the experience changed their lives in complex ways.

The house in Saudi Arabia was huge, with endless rooms blasted with cool air conditioning, recalls Tsega of her years as a migrant domestic worker.

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Sara Beatty