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Freedom United writes about kafala

November 6, 2021 | English

0 0 0 0 0 An Ethiopian domestic worker is taking her employer and recruiter to court in Lebanon over the abuse and exploitation she alleges she experienced at their hands. This potentially ground-breaking case represents “an opportunity to open the door for abolishing the kafala system,” according to Fatima Shahade, Lebanon programme manager at Legal Action Worldwide.

QZ writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 30, 2021 | English

The future for Yemi, a Nigerian former student, was laid out in a contract written in Arabic which she signed in an office in Lagos in June 2019 to enable a recruitment agency bring her to work in Lebanon.

novosti writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 26, 2021 | Spanish

Pokrenuta je prva sudska tužba za porobljavanje migrantske kućne radnice u Libanonu. Unatoč krizi, još uvijek postoji regrutacija novih radnica u Libanon i čini se da je još veći postotak tih radnica sada krijumčaren. Neke čak i ne znaju da dolaze u Libanon, druge ne znaju ništa o tome da je ovdje ekonomska kriza, govori nam Zain Lawson iz inicijative This is Lebanon

1854.photography writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 25, 2021 | English

The work condemns the abusive kafala system in Lebanon, where women from Sierra Leone are recruited through a human trafficking network

femonomic writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 24, 2021 | English

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from living in the Arab world my entire life, it’s that being part of the same marginalized “category” will not protect someone from prejudice by people in the same category but different “section.” For example, being non-white doesn’t make one immune to discrimination from other non-white people. This is why there’s been an emphasis on the problem of anti-blackness specifically in recent years, instead of the more general term of racism: black people often face a specific type of discrimination from other non-white people. Arabs are, unfortunately, no exception to this.

medium writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 23, 2021 | English

One of the most horrific and profitable forms of organized crime in the twenty-first century targets an individual’s humanity. Human Trafficking (commonly referred to as “modern slavery”), is the coerced or forced apprehension of a person with intents of exploitation. A common first-world misconception of the crime of Trafficking in Persons is that it occurs only — or predominantly occurs — in developing nations with little to no enforcement of human rights. While some of the largest volumes of sexual exploitation do occur in African and Middle Eastern nations, Trafficking in Persons is a global epidemic, ranging from forced marriages in nations where females have few rights, to unpaid and/ or underpaid labour.

The961 Articles About This Is Lebanon and Kafala

October 21, 2021 | English

This is a big step forward for the rights of the domestic workers in Lebanon. The first criminal case brought by a domestic migrant worker against her former employer was held in Beirut.

October 20, 2021 | English

Qatar has announced creating an independent labor ministry as part of a cabinet reshuffle, as 2022 World Cup countdown began. The announcement carried indications of the advanced steps taken by the country to improve the file of its migrant workers.

Orient-Le Jour Writes About Kafala

October 19, 2021 | English

The first criminal case filed in Lebanon alleging slavery and slave trading of a migrant domestic worker by a Lebanese kafala employer was set to open Tuesday but was postponed when the defendants failed to appear in court.

October 12, 2021 | English

He thought he had found the job of his life, but ended up captive and forced to work for free. Athenkosi Dyonta, a 30-year-old barista, worked at a café in George Town, a popular vacation spot in his native South Africa.


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