2009-4-4 domestic violence has long plagued lebanese society and can take many different forms mona's story is, at once, emblematic of the larger problem and extraordinary for the sheer array of abuses she endured, ranging from physical and emotional assaults to incest, rape and bestiality. 2012-10-12 of migrant domestic workers in lebanon the legal corner: what does it mean to be “stop the exploitation of migrant domestic workers” project kafa (enough) violence & exploitation initiated the project: “stop the exploitation of migrant domestic if you have been abused or heard of a woman migrant domestic worker who has suffered. The domestic workers convention is a groundbreaking treaty adopted in 2011 to establish the first global standards for domestic work, entitling domestic workers to the same basic rights as other workers.
2018-8-1 an estimated 200,000 documented migrant domestic workers live in lebanon activists say there may be just as many living undocumented in the country most come from ethiopia, bangladesh, sri. 2017-5-15 the domestic workers’ union was set up in late 2014 under the wings of the national federation of worker and employee trade unions in lebanon (fenasol) with the aim of empowering domestic workers to protect and advocate for themselves, said farah abdallah, a. 2018-5-4 these groups are often managed by domestic workers who have been in lebanon for many years and they tend to be exclusive to a country of origin, or sometimes language. 2014-4-5 rape is one of the many risks lebanon’s migrant domestic workers face as a consequence of the power imbalances created by the sponsorship (kafala) system the system renders workers overly dependent on both recruitment agencies and employers, neither of whom are adequately regulated by government agencies.
2018-3-11 lebanon: abused ethiopian maid kills herself – video (global post) domestic workers perform a range of tasks for and in other peoples households they may cook, clean and wash the laundry, and look after children, the elderly or persons with disability they may work as gardeners, guardians or family chauffeurs. 2011-5-1 migrant workers hold placards during a demonstration to support the rights of migrant domestic workers on international workers' day or may day, in beirut on may 1, 2011. 2015-5-27 domestic workers in the gulf have traditionally come from asia but the number of african migrants is increasing, driven by the lack of opportunities at home, experts say. Lebanon may have a liberal reputation, but its domestic workers suffer some of the worst discrimination in the middle east fri 16 mar 2012 1138 edt first published on fri 16 mar 2012 1138 edt.
2016-8-19 beirut, lebanon — one domestic worker on average commits suicide each month in lebanon, according to a leading ngo that deals with domestic violence and human rights. 2007-11-13 (dubai, november 14, 2007) – sri lankan domestic workers face serious abuses, including violence, harassment and exploitation when they migrate to work in the middle east, human rights watch said in a report released today human rights watch said the governments of sri lanka, kuwait, lebanon. 2018-9-19 overworked, abused, hungry: vietnamese domestic workers in saudi women say they are forced to work at least 18 hours a day, denied food, assaulted and prevented from returning home. 2018-5-7 these groups are often managed by domestic workers who have been in lebanon for many years and they tend to be exclusive to a country of origin, or sometimes language. 2014-6-5 domestic workers march in lebanon credit: neil singh on the first sunday of may, east beirut brimmed with flags and chants to mark the city's annual march for the rights of migrant domestic workers.
2016-2-15 domestic workers in lebanon are employed under the restrictive kafala sponsorship system, which ties workers to one employer and doesn’t allow them to. 2017-11-1 this is a party for the migrant domestic workers and labourers that prop up lebanon’s households and economy it takes place in the migrant community centre established by the anti-racism movement (arm) to provide workers with a space they can call their own. 2010-1-28 abused, humiliated and deprived of the most basic rights, foreign maids in lebanon are starting to fight back against their employers in court and, in rare cases, they are winning.
Bassam khawaja, lebanon researcher for human rights watch (hrw), concurs “security agencies need to take into account the vulnerability of migrant domestic workers in these situations and ensure that workers alleging abuse can speak freely without fear of retaliation,” he tells equal times. 2006-4-13 through the stories of women migrant domestic workers from sri lanka, the film highlights the need for national and international policies to protect the rights of migrant workers and their families in lebanon and across the arab world, she concludes. 2017-12-14 during her two years as a domestic worker in lebanon, patricia balongo was locked inside her employers’ home, fed only leftovers and verbally abused (christabel ligami) kenya’s government also wants to make sure kenyans are prepared before they leave the country to take on domestic work.