Indonesia wants to “preserve dignity” by stopping its export of maids – Quartz

February 16, 2015 3:21 PM

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Indonesia says it won’t be sending its women abroad to work as housekeepers and maids in wealthier countries anymore. President Joko Widodo has tasked the country’s ministry of manpower to come up with a roadmap to repatriate the largely female workers that go abroad every year to cook, clean, and look after richer families’ children.

“This is a matter of dignity,” he said in a speech over the weekend. “We should have pride and dignity.”

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