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Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

July 12, 2012 | English

The Anti-Racism Movement released this video of a member calling different establishments and asking them if they would allow a migrant worker to swim if he/she paid like any customer. Check out the answers.

Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

June 29, 2012 | English

We should however note that St. Georges Beach Club is far from being the only one. Two other examples are Riviera and Coral Beach which specifically ban migrant workers from entering. Lazy B has a more humane policy: Migrant workers can enter for free if they don’t swim since they are considered to be helpers of Lazy B customers. If they wish to swim, they are considered to be like any other customer and therefore have to pay.

the economist writes about kafala

May 26, 2012 | English

THE multilingual, fashion-conscious residents of Beirut, Lebanon's capital, fancy their city to be cosmopolitan. But not everyone is welcome. Black people and foreigners from Asia and elsewhere in the third world who make up the bulk of migrant workers are often turned away from the city's smarter venues. Conscious of the bad blood this can cause, Lebanon's government has warned beach clubs against barring entry on the basis of race, nationality or disability.

Arab News Writes about Kafala and This Is Lebanon

May 15, 2012 | English

Deputy Labor Minister for workers affairs Ahmad Al-Humaidan said that the ministry had started taking practical steps aimed at scrapping the individual sponsorship (kafala) system.

Aljazeera Writes About This Is Lebanon

April 8, 2012 | English

A revolution is needed to push the Lebanese government's hand to make the requisite reforms to its labour laws.

human rights watch writes about kafala

March 23, 2012 | French

(Beyrouth, le 23 mars 2012) – Les autorités libanaises devraient agir sans tarder pour réformer des règles restrictives en matière d'octroi de visas et adopter une loi sur le travail domestique afin de faire cesser les sévices fréquemment infligés aux travailleuses domestiques migrantes au Liban, qui entraînent parfois leur mort, a affirmé aujourd'hui un groupe de huit organisations représentant la société civile. Le gouvernement devrait également révéler au public le résultat de l'enquête sur les violences subies récemment par Alem Dechasa-Desisa, une domestique éthiopienne qui s'est ensuite suicidée.

Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

February 23, 2012 | English

Rahel Zegeye, an Ethiopian migrant worker, MWTF member, language student, and filmmaker, is proud to be presenting her first feature film with the support of MWTF and AltCity.

Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

January 30, 2012 | English

Lila Aacharya left Nepal hoping to make a better life for her two young daughters. Two months later her body was flown home. Lila’s case exposes the toll of human trafficking – from her attempt to escape the poverty of her village in the Himalayan foothills to her exploitation and death as a domestic worker in an upmarket apartment in Beirut

The Daily Star writes about Kafala

January 26, 2012 | English

A bar in the neighborhood of Gemmayzeh has canceled an event, originally scheduled for this Friday, which invited guests to dress up as migrant domestic workers for the chance to win $100.

Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

January 26, 2012 | English

“This Friday Night, Be Sinkara or Milenga.. Be Soumatra or Domma.. Create your own Maid Costume, Speak Like them and look like a Philippino, Bengladish, Sri Lanka or any maid you want and definitely win 100$ in cash. They do work all the month to get it.. Imitate them and win it in some few comedy moments.”


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