Women from Morocco and Turkey life hidden in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam life hundreds of women forced an isolated existence.

They live under pressure by their partner or family completely cut off from the outside world. It is about two to three hundred women, according to a study that was commissioned by the city of Amsterdam. According to the researchers, there are two groups: women and the subordinate hidden locked hidden women. The first group will be composed of non-or low-educated women from countries where a traditional view on the role and position of women and marriage.

At the second group does ethnic origin, culture and traditions less in this area and the women are often literally locked up, often with violence. The hidden women usually come from Turkey, Morocco, Suriname, Iraq or Somalia, but also from Netherlands.

Because the women are not visible to aid workers and the police, to the researchers that problems from the taboo atmosphere is extracted and higher on the agenda.

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