‘Our lives matter’: Lebanon’s migrant workers fight for their rights

A grassroots movement has developed in the past decade to campaign against the restrictive 'kafala' system

There are over 250,000 migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, and many have taken the lead in grassroots activism against a system known as kafala, or "sponsorship". Under this system, separate from the labour code, migrant workers are left at the mercy of their sponsor - a system which activists say is rife with abuse.

English | May 28, 2019



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