UPDATES TO KAFALA

The definitive place to get the latest updates on Kafala.

Arab Times writes about Kafala Lebanon

April 22, 2021 | English

KUWAIT CITY: A UN rights expert on Thursday urged Kuwait to abolish its “kafala” system for foreign workers which has long been criticized as a form of bonded labor or even slavery.

The national news writes about kafala

April 21, 2021 | English

Thousands of families in Lebanon can no longer afford to buy food. Between a collapsing economy, damage to the capital following the port explosion last August, and soaring Covid-19 cases, Lebanon teeters on the brink. While the social and economic climate has reduced the quality of life for everyone in the country, women and girls have been disproportionately affected in ways both obvious and invisible.

Arab Times writes about Kafala Lebanon

April 21, 2021 | English

Statement by the Kuwait Society for Human Rights on the decision not to renew work permits for persons over 60 years old.

April 12, 2021 | English

As Lebanon’s economy and currency collapse, foreign domestic workers struggle to make ends meet, prompting many to consider returning home

Al Bawaba writes about Kafala Lebanon

April 11, 2021 | English

Lebanon’s local police have disclosed that a small black bag found in the Malla area in the country’s capital points at a possible murder of an Ethiopian domestic worker; promising a full investigation into the incident.

al arabiya writes about kafala

April 10, 2021 | English

The severed body of a migrant Ethiopian worker was discovered in a bag placed on a road in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Saturday, according to local media. The bag contained the victim’s dismembered hands and feet. Other bags were being searched in the area that could contain other body parts.

Amnesty international writes about kafala

April 7, 2021 | English

Launch of Amnesty International’s global annual report. Pandemic lays bare systemic inequality in MENA and worldwide with refugees, migrants and prisoners severely impacted.Throughout 2020 MENA governments ramped up assault on freedom of expression and in some cases punished health workers who spoke out. World leaders hampered recovery by undermining international cooperation. New Secretary General Agnès Callamard calls for reset of broken systems.

The New Arab Writes About Kafala

April 1, 2021 | English

Following limited reforms to its controversial ‘kafala’ employment system, Saudi Arabia has banned employers from advertising for ‘maids’ and ‘servants’, saying that the word ‘worker’ should be used instead.

The New Arab Writes About Kafala

March 31, 2021 | English

Saudi Arabia will announce an insurance scheme to compensate people if their domestic workers decide to leave their employers.

TRT World Talks About This Is Lebanon and Kafala

March 22, 2021 | English

Amnesty International calls on Fifa President Gianni Infantino to implement “independent and regular” monitoring of all 2022 sites to detect and prevent rights abuses as Qatar says “progress is being made.”

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