Indentured

Former indentured housemaids, or "Kamalaris", dressed in traditional attires, attend a protest demanding rehabilitation and social security outside Singha Durbar office complex, which houses the Prime Minister's office and other ministries, in Kathmandu June 4, 2013. Kamalaris, who are sold as domestic labourers to work under landlords, often struggle with poverty and re-integration back into society after being freed from servitude, according to news reports.

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Former indentured housemaids, or ‘Kamalaris’, dressed in traditional attires, attend a protest demanding rehabilitation and social security outside the Singha Durbar office complex, which houses the prime minister’s office and other ministries, in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Kamalaris, who are sold as domestic labourers to work under landlords, often struggle with poverty and re-integration back into society after being freed from servitude.