Young girls and women pushed to cut and sell sticks a modern slavery or exploitation

Pressure on local women who cut and sell sticks to make a living is getting worse, some concerned residents say. In fact, it is almost a culture for these women to forcefully travel miles away with ties and bundles of raw and heavy sticks daily on their heads from their communities. They often travel with the raw sticks on foot to sell them in the nearby city of Makeni, north eastern Sierra …

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