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A person that agrees to work as a maid or assist in looking after children can experience conditions changing fast, even if a contract has been signed. It can be domestic servitude if:

  • You live with a different family from the one you are working for.
  • You don’t get your own room or private space to stay in.
  • You sleep in a space with others or a space normally not used as a bedroom.
  • You are seldom allowed to go out and never without your supervisor.
  • Your host family threatens you, insults you repeatedly, or abuse you.
  • You don’t get paid for your work
  • You are made to work very long hours and only get paid for part of it.

Stop The Traffik: Iceland

Stop The Traffik: Iceland is an independent organization working towards educating human trafficking victims and the public about the nature of human trafficking, symptoms, and resources.


The Red Cross Helpline 1717 is a dedicated phone and webchat for those who need someone to talk to in confidentiality. They are open 24 hours, and it's free to call.

Icelandic Human Rights Centre

At the Icelandic Human Rights Centre, immigrants can get free legal counsel.