UPDATES TO KAFALA

The definitive place to get the latest updates on Kafala.

Amnesty international writes about kafala

October 20, 2020 | French

Dans un nouveau rapport, Amnesty International révèle que les employé·e·s domestiques étrangers embauchés au Qatar sont poussés jusqu’au point de rupture par la surcharge extrême de travail, le manque de repos et les traitements abusifs et dégradants. Après avoir mené des entretiens avec 105 femmes travaillant comme employées de maison et logées par leur employeur au Qatar, elle a constaté que leurs droits sont toujours piétinés et bafoués malgré les réformes mises en œuvre par le gouvernement pour améliorer leurs conditions de travail. Certaines affirment avoir été victimes de graves infractions, notamment de violences sexuelles.


Every Woman Every Child writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 20, 2020 | English

One in every 130 women and girls worldwide is living in modern slavery, according to the new Stacked Odds report launched by Walk Free and Every Woman Every Child. Child marriage is a serious problem worldwide, and research suggests that the phenomenon will become more widespread due to the impact of COVID-19 and its prevention responses. It remains an area where we must protect the progress made so far, and work together to achieve gender equality and ensure that all women and girls live up to their full potential.


The Telegraph writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 20, 2020 | English

Lockdown measures, put in place to stem the spread of the virus, have put already vulnerable domestic maids under more pressure


Ghana Guardian writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 19, 2020 | English

A young lady, Yaa Baby Oparebea Asare who travelled to work as a house help in Saudi Arabia and some other countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has narrated her harrowing ordeal.


New Nigerian Newspapers writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 18, 2020 | English

The second international migration summit by the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) ended on Friday at the Pensioners FM, Ibadan, Oyo State with a call to the African leaders to deliver good governance to halt continued enslavement of the Africans in other continents through irregular migration. The conference themed: Migration governance and media strategy […]


ITUC writes about kafala

October 16, 2020 | English

Qatar’s programme of labour reforms today succeeded in dismantling the kafala system and heralding a modern industrial relations system.


Send Us Home Kenya speaks about Kafala Lebanon

October 16, 2020 | English

In collaboration with Migrant Rights, a non-profit organisation which advocates for the rights of migrant workers in the Gulf, and This is Lebanon, a coalition of former migrant workers and activists working to advance the protection of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, Send Us Home Kenya is organising a webinar to enhance Kenyan stakeholders’ knowledge on kafala, a system that governs the employment of foreign workers in various countries in the Middle East.


Varsity Cambridge writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 16, 2020 | English

Maya Gavin, who grew up in Lebanon, reflects on the country’s tough history as a colonial project, and calls for greater understanding of how a neoliberal agenda is harming the people on the ground.


Dipstach Publicist 24 writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 16, 2020 | English

The unfortunate twin blasts in the port of Beirut on the 4th of August have left economic aftermath worse than the destruction caused by the blast. The Lebanon economy crisis has deepened. The sector vastly affected by this tragedy are the migrant workers, leaving thousands without a job and no clear route back home.


Aljazeera Writes About This Is Lebanon

October 14, 2020 | English

Lack of sustainable employment and safe shelter has exposed even more people to trafficking or abuse by their employers.


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