• Wednesday, 29 July, 2020

    On 23 July 2020, a group of Sierra Leonean women stranded in Lebanon, Thewanthdean (meaning "United sisters" or "One sisterhood"), released a song they wrote to express their daily struggles in the country. 

  • Monday, 27 July, 2020

    The following appeal was sent to AU mechanisms and UN Special Procedures including the SR on the rights of migrant workers, the SR on contemporary forms of slavery and the SR on contemporary forms of racism along with the Committee on Migrant Workers on July 7, 2020. We urge you to circulate it, issue similar public statements and urge relevant entities to take immediate action. 

     

    Urgent appeal: Migrant workers trapped in Lebanon are at risk!

  • Friday, 24 July, 2020

    Due to the worsening economic conditions, an unprecedented number of migrant workers have lost their sources of income and are no longer able to pay their rent. More and more landlords who are aware of the dire conditions that migrant workers live in, threaten them with evictions or actively evict them. This is often due to the fact that a lot of migrant workers resort to renting without a contract because of their legal status, and oftentimes because of the landlord’s wish not to have one; hence putting migrant workers at a graver risk of becoming homeless.

  • Monday, 6 July, 2020

    The Ministry of Labor is set to release an amended version of the Standard Unified Contract (SUC) which, in theory, intends to regulate the working relationship between migrant domestic workers and their sponsors (employers). However, the contract is only one piece of the Kafala system and, due to lack of any enforcement mechanism, it is arguably the least important piece.

  • Thursday, 2 July, 2020

    13 Ethiopian women left a shelter run by Caritas on June 22, 2020, reporting some concerning violations of their rights during their stay.  Most of the women had been abandoned by their employers at the Ethiopian consulate and were referred to Caritas by the Ministry of Labor which publicly claimed that it would investigate their cases and prosecute the employers who committed violations.

  • Tuesday, 16 June, 2020
    We can all do something to stop the devastating impact of kafala on the lives of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in Lebanon. And we can all work towards one day abolishing this oppressive system completely. Here's a list to get you started. Act now.

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