Will Lebanon’s new domestic worker contract end ‘kafala slavery’?

In-depth: Lebanon's new labour agreement gives foreign domestic workers their basic rights, but activists remain cynical over its implementation.

Lebanon's labour ministry adopted a new contract for migrant domestic workers last month in a bid to abolish the abusive kafala system, a move that rights activists called "a step in the right direction".

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to at least 250,000 migrant workers, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's homes as housekeepers, carers or nannies.

English | October 6, 2020



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