Domestic workers in Lebanon to no longer face criminal charges for leaving employers, in what has been called a “victory” against the kafala system in Lebanon this week https://freedomunited.org/news/domestic-workers-in-lebanon-to-no-longer-face-criminal-charges-for-leaving-employers/ via
The Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) and other stakeholders have urged Africa governments to reset the economy to revive and regenerate local potentials needed to attract investments to reap migration benefits.
Nonetheless, its existence is still observed today through the application of the Kafala system, a “restrictive immigration regime of laws”, held on foreign workers that seek asylum in the Gulf region.
A new General Security decision means employers may no longer file criminal complaints against migrant domestic workers who “run away,” but it only goes a small way toward dismantling the oppressive kafala system.
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