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The961 Articles About This Is Lebanon and Kafala

September 26, 2020 | English

Struggling with the economic crisis, migrant domestic workers in Lebanon were either abandoned by their employers or they decided to walk away after being left unpaid for months.


Brush & Bow writes about Kafala Lebanon

September 24, 2020 | English

Winnie Linet is journalist, born and raised in Western Kenya. She worked in Lebanon for five years and in this four part series, explains why she left Kenya to work in Lebanon and her experience working under the expoitative Kefala system there.


Vice News writes about Kafala Lebanon

September 24, 2020 | English

Largely forgotten by international agencies, some survivors of Lebanon’s kafala system were flown home to Ethiopia last week.


The Phoenix writes about Kafala Lebanon

September 23, 2020 | English

Social media posts and tweets flooded the feeds of Lebanese with news that the Kafala system was on its first step to abolishment, but what is this ‘first step’ and what could happen next, realistically?


Business & Human Rights Resource Center writes about Kafala Lebanon

September 21, 2020 | English

A new work contract in #Lebanon which allows migrant domestic workers to resign & keep hold of their own passport could be a step towards ending the kafala system. Activists say the exploitative system remains in place & labour law reform is needed


Pledge Times writes about Kafala Lebanon

September 21, 2020 | English

Most often it is women from Africa or Asia who came to Lebanon to be domestic workers or babysitters in private homes. There are nearly 200,000 and for years, NGOs have denounced the abuses of many employers: confiscated passports, miserable or non-existent wages, physical or moral violence, because some are housed in lamentable conditions, or do not have the right to go out. No day off, no paid vacation either.


Human Rights Watch Writes About This Is Lebanon

September 18, 2020 | English

Good news from Lebanon: new contract for migrant domestic workers is a step in the right direction toward protecting their rights and abolishing the abusive kafala system. And if it is accompanied by a stringent enforcement mechanism.


The961 Articles About This Is Lebanon and Kafala

September 18, 2020 | English

The plight of dozens of migrant workers stranded in Lebanon has finally come to an end when two flights took them, respectively on Thursday and on Friday. safely back to their home country.


the daily star writes about domestic workers

September 18, 2020 | English

BEIRUT: Fourty-eight stranded migrants in Lebanon returned to their countries of origin over the last two days, the International Organization for Migration said Friday.


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