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Aljazeera Writes About This Is Lebanon

November 4, 2013 | English

Thousands of migrant labourers, who represent about one-third of Saudi Arabia's 27 million people, are rushing to leave as the country's amnesty for illegal workers expires.

Aljazeera Writes About This Is Lebanon

October 1, 2013 | English

Rights groups investigate online footage of man brutally abusing Asian employee for talking to his wife.

Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

September 17, 2013 | English

France24 lead an investigation in Lebanon to try and find out whether domestic workers suffer abuse in Lebanon. I’m sure you already know the answer.

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August 29, 2013 | French

Ligne Directe se rend ce mois-ci à Beyrouth au Liban à la rencontre d’une Observatrice malgache, Aimée Razanajay. Cette dernière a contacté les Observateurs pour témoigner de la ségrégation sociale et de la violence dont sont victimes les employées de maison dans la capitale libanaise. Ces femmes venant pour la plupart des Philippines, de Madagascar ou d’Éthiopie connaissent un calvaire quotidien.

ILO writes about kafala lebanon

August 4, 2013 | English

Although not all the trafficking processes described in the study are found in all the countries examined, striking similarities exist. The reliance on the kafala (sponsorship) system is inherently problematic, as it creates an unequal power dynamic between the employer and the worker

Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

March 21, 2013 | English

A year ago, a woman named Alem Dechasa committed suicide by hanging herself in her room at Der El-Salib mental hospital. Four days prior, she was kidnapped by her owner, her master, Ali Mahfouz.

CNN writes about kafala lebanon

February 11, 2013 | English

Lebanon prides itself on its image as a melting pot on the Mediterranean: an ancient bastion of civilization boasting a diverse tapestry of cultures and creeds.

Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

December 26, 2012 | English

This is the 3rd time we receive photographic evidence of a migrant worker risking her life to clean a window. The first two times were of the same woman in a Verdun apartment.

Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

December 19, 2012 | English

This video will help you to understand the slavery-like conditions that they are currently subjected to under the sponsorship system.

Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

November 14, 2012 | English

Janice Soriano de Jose, worker from the Philippines, was found dead at the bottom of this building last stormy Sunday. They say she jumped from the 11th floor. We say, we want to see the doctor’s report Now. What kind of investigation takes a few hours before being closed?


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