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human rights watch writes about kafala

December 13, 2016 | English

Lebanon marked International Human Rights Day on Saturday by deporting Sujana Rana, a Nepalese migrant domestic worker involved in the struggle for the rights of migrant domestic workers.

Arab Times writes about Kafala Lebanon

December 13, 2016 | English

DOHA, Dec 12, (Agencies): Today, Law No. 21 of 2015 comes into effect and introduces new provisions regulating the entry, exit and residency requirements for all workers in Qatar.

failed architecture writes about kafala

November 30, 2016 | English

Lebanon’s labor law does not include foreign workers, allowing real estate developers to house them in inhuman conditions.

Arab News Writes about Kafala and This Is Lebanon

September 9, 2016 | English

Kuwaitis queue up to fill their cars with fuel at a petrol station in Kuwait City on August 31, 2016 on the eve of increased petrol prices. A UN rights expert on Thursday urged Kuwait to abolish its “kafala” system for foreign workers which has long been criticized as a form of bonded labor or even slavery.

MEPC writes about Kafala Lebanon

September 9, 2016 | English

The following is a transcript of the eighty-fifth in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by the Middle East Policy Council. The meeting was held at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on July 12, 2016, with Richard J. Schmierer, chairman of the board of directors of the Middle East Policy Council, moderating, and Thomas R. Mattair, Council executive director, serving as discussant. The video can be accessed at www.mepc.org.

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September 8, 2016 | French

Une employée de maison battue et mordue par son employeuse pour avoir refusé de lui céder son téléphone portable : au Liban, les violences contres les travailleuses domestiques sont monnaie courante. Originaires d’Afrique ou d’Asie, elles sont environ 250 000 à vivre et travailler au Pays du Cèdre, où leurs conditions de vie et de travail sont souvent difficiles. Le gouvernement libanais ne leur est pas d’une grande aide : il refuse toujours de reconnaître l’existence légale du premier syndicat des travailleuses domestiques, créé en 2015.

ILO writes about kafala lebanon

August 4, 2016 | English

Lebanon is currently host to more than 170,000 migrant domestic workers (MDW) distributed across a number of African and Asian nationalities. Their work conditions have recently been the subject of a number of case studies, documentaries, and newspaper articles. However, most discussions lack a solid factual basis, due to the dearth of data on the subject. This survey, commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO), aims to enrich the debate on the rights of migrant workers in Lebanon by shedding light on various facets of the living and work conditions of MDWs in Lebanon.

human rights watch writes about kafala

July 13, 2016 | English

Abuse and Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers in Oman.

ILO writes about kafala lebanon

August 4, 2015 | English

The ILO estimates that 2.1 million people are engaged in domestic work across the Middle East and North Africa. With increased participation of women in the labour force across the region, families have become more and more reliant on migrant domestic workers to supplement their social care needs as a way of coping with inadequate public services and unaffordable private sector providers. The overwhelming majority of migrant domestic workers are women from Asian and African countries such as Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Arab News Writes about Kafala and This Is Lebanon

June 25, 2015 | English

Lebanon has launched a 24-hour hotline for female domestic workers to allow them to report abuse or mistreatment and receive help.


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