Out of the Shadows: Portraiture of Domestic Workers in Nepal
Anti-Slavery Australia is partnering with Konica Minolta and the UTS Library to host the photography exhibition, Out of the Shadows: Portraiture of Domestic Workers in Nepal at UTS. The exhibition is a collection of striking portraits of Nepali domestic workers, along with their stories, bringing to life the challenges and aspirations of people who still experience modern forms of exploitation.
Domestic workers account for some 200,000 workers in Nepal. Their work is not recognised nor well regulated, which leaves the predominately female workforce vulnerable to exploitation.
The 15 stories in this collection weave a familiar but striking narrative of experiences common to millions of women around the world – limited education opportunities, forced or arranged marriage, child labour, caste-based discrimination, violence and poverty.