UPDATES TO KAFALA

The definitive place to get the latest updates on Kafala.

the daily star writes about domestic workers

May 14, 2015 | English

Companies have two weeks to request work permits for their foreign workers, or risk facing punitive measures, the Labor Ministry announced Monday, warning against laying off Lebanese to replace them with low-paid foreigners.

Middle East Eye Testimonial About This Is Lebanon

May 5, 2015 | English

Qatar’s labour minister said on Monday he hopes the country’s controversial “kafala” system, which critics have likened to modern-day slavery, will be abolished before the end of this year.Long condemned by human rights groups, kafala has become a major focus of criticism since Qatar was awarded the 2022 football World Cup, as the energy-rich country’s labour laws come under increasing international scrutiny.Under the scheme, employers in the Gulf kingdom can prevent foreign workers from changing jobs or leaving the country.

ARM Lebanon writes about Kafala Lebanon

January 23, 2015 | Arabic

معاً ضد قرار التأشيرة للاجئين/ات، المخزي والمعادي للإنسانية

Arab News Writes about Kafala and This Is Lebanon

January 2, 2015 | English

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are set to protect their rights under a trade union — the first such syndicate in the Arab world where more than 2.4 million foreign domestic workers labor under often harsh conditions.

Aljazeera Writes About This Is Lebanon

October 10, 2014 | English

A Lebanese court recently ruled in favour of a foreign domestic worker, but rights groups say many challenges persist.

Arab News Writes about Kafala and This Is Lebanon

July 31, 2014 | English

For the first time ever, several Filipino photographers living in the city are going to showcase their work at the Jeddah Art Week (JAW) from Feb. 1 to 6. Richard, an information technology professional at a private company and one of the artists, said he started taking photographs to show his friends and family living in the Philippines the “beauty of the city.”

Liberation writes about kafala lebanon

July 30, 2014 | English

Ces quinze dernières années, des dizaines de milliers de Malgaches sont parties travailler en tant que domestiques à l’étranger, selon les chiffres de l’Organisation internationale du travail. Aimée Razanajay, employée de maison à Beyrouth, dénonce un trafic entre des agences malgaches et le Liban, où certaines de ses collègues sont réduites en esclavage.

ARM Lebanon writes about Kafala Lebanon

June 19, 2014 | English

Solidarity Sit-In with the detainees at General Security detention center

Arab News Writes about Kafala and This Is Lebanon

June 5, 2014 | English

A global union said it had filed a formal complaint at a UN body against Qatar Airways, accusing it of breaching the rights of its almost entirely foreign staff.

LBC International - International Frauds When Reporting on Abuse

March 20, 2014 | Arabic

ست مستعبدات أفريقيات يضُرِبن ويحتُجِزن رهينات في النبطية عنوان مقال نشره موقع koaci الافريقي يوم الاحد, تبعا لاتصالات اجرتها اثنتان من العاملات مع الموقع بعد محاولتهما مغادرة المنزلين اللذين تعملان فيهما نهائياً.

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