Migration is one of the key themes of modern times, as more and more people leave their own countries to find work and an income. More people are on the move today than at any time in history. Half of them are women. Often they are exploited and forced into prostitution or slave labor. If they do manage to escape and make their way home, life for them is often far from easy. Aside from the trauma and the stigma, their families and communities don’t always welcome them with open arms. If they come home empty handed or in debt they are often rejected – or worse, exploited by their own people. This usually happens outside the law, and the women have little or no redress. We look at the plight of women who have often been abused or badly treated both abroad and at home.