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Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival contains narratives pertaining to the challenges, struggles and success stories of women in the workplace who come from diverse cultures and social backgrounds. The essays discuss the struggles of women who were marginalized but who fought for recognition, dignity, and respect in their workplaces and personal lives. The narratives cross cultural boundaries presenting multiple dimensions of the struggle and success of women from different walks of life.

Exploitation in the Workplace
Exploitation in the workplace

The global workplace continues to exploit workers in this century and women remain the primary victims. Forms of exploitation are diverse and often covert. Occasionally, women are aware of the exploitation but they succumb because they are between ‘the devil and the deep sea’. In other words, they are cursed if they do continue under oppressive circumstances and they are damned if they don't—they have to feed children and take care of the household. Sometimes the form of exploitation is very harsh, but it is so difficult to get justice that women have to resort to desperate measures—some of that may be criminal, unjust or even immoral—to avenge those who are responsible for committing the injustices.

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