Physical, mental and sexual abuse: The plight of Lebanon’s modern day slaves

The Kafala system is supposed to support people in domestic or construction employment – but it is often exploited and misused.

It was half way through my chat with Sarah when it really hit hard.

As she was describing her year of abuse – physical, mental, sexual – it was so clear: the young black woman sitting opposite me was a slave.

English | July 16, 2020



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