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Updated: Jan 29

Unveiling the Depths of Exploitation in the Kafala System!

By Kayonde Abdallah.

In the realm of government labor recruitment systems, a sinister truth emerges – Naked Slavery and Systemic Human Trafficking by Government. This term encapsulates the disturbing reality where national potential migrant workers are subjected to the worst forms of forced labor and slavery. Within the murky depths of the Kafala system, justice falters, and victims suffer, making this state-sanctioned exploitation no different from the condemned practices of traditional human trafficking.

Naked Slavery and Systemic Human Trafficking by Government!:

Naked Slavery and Systemic Human Trafficking by Government describe a harrowing scenario where governments, entrusted with protecting their citizens, become active participants in the exploitation of their own people. Under this paradigm, potential migrant workers face deplorable conditions akin to the horrors associated with human trafficking. The absence of social order and justice allows this systemic abuse to persist within the framework of labor recruitment policies.

The Kafala System: 

A Veil for Exploitation:(which must be lifted)

At the heart of this issue lies the Kafala system, a sponsorship-based labor structure originally intended to regulate employer-employee relationships. However, it has morphed into a tool facilitating Naked Slavery and Systemic Human Trafficking by Government. Workers find themselves ensnared in a web of dependency, lacking the freedom to change jobs or leave the country without their employer's consent, fostering an environment conducive to abuse.

Parallels with Traditional Human Trafficking:

What sets Naked Slavery and Systemic Human Trafficking by Government apart is its alarming similarity to conventional human trafficking. Victims, trapped within the Kafala system, endure conditions equally as appalling as those decried on the global stage. The control mechanisms imposed by governments create an environment where the suffering of these individuals rivals, if not surpasses, the plight of those subjected to human trafficking by non-state actors.

Absence of Social Order and Justice:

The hallmark of this systemic abuse is the absence of social order and justice. Governments, instead of safeguarding the rights of their citizens, perpetuate a cycle of exploitation working closely with only recruiters excluding migrant workers especially in policy formation and decision-making. The legal framework often lacks the necessary mechanisms to hold abusive employers accountable, leaving victims in a state of vulnerability comparable to the powerlessness experienced by those subjected to traditional human trafficking.

Demanding Accountability and Change:

Addressing Naked Slavery and Systemic Human Trafficking by Government necessitates a united effort from the international community. Governments must be held accountable for their complicity in these abuses, and diplomatic pressure should be exerted to dismantle the Kafala system. Advocacy groups, human rights organizations like migrant workers voice is key to consider in representing voices and opinions of the voiceless migrant workers, and concerned citizens must join forces to demand justice for the victims and advocate for reforms that protect the fundamental rights of all individuals.


Naked Slavery and Systemic Human Trafficking by Government, thriving within the Kafala system, reveal a dark reality where governments betray the very citizens they are meant to protect. This systemic exploitation demands global attention and concerted efforts to eradicate the Kafala system, ensuring that justice prevails and the rights and dignity of all workers are safeguarded, regardless of their migration status.

By governments I mean both sending and receiving governments.

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