UPDATES TO KAFALA

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CNN writes about kafala lebanon

February 11, 2013 | English

Lebanon prides itself on its image as a melting pot on the Mediterranean: an ancient bastion of civilization boasting a diverse tapestry of cultures and creeds.


Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

December 26, 2012 | English

This is the 3rd time we receive photographic evidence of a migrant worker risking her life to clean a window. The first two times were of the same woman in a Verdun apartment.


Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

December 19, 2012 | English

This video will help you to understand the slavery-like conditions that they are currently subjected to under the sponsorship system.


Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

November 14, 2012 | English

Janice Soriano de Jose, worker from the Philippines, was found dead at the bottom of this building last stormy Sunday. They say she jumped from the 11th floor. We say, we want to see the doctor’s report Now. What kind of investigation takes a few hours before being closed?


Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

July 12, 2012 | English

The Anti-Racism Movement released this video of a member calling different establishments and asking them if they would allow a migrant worker to swim if he/she paid like any customer. Check out the answers.


Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

June 29, 2012 | English

We should however note that St. Georges Beach Club is far from being the only one. Two other examples are Riviera and Coral Beach which specifically ban migrant workers from entering. Lazy B has a more humane policy: Migrant workers can enter for free if they don’t swim since they are considered to be helpers of Lazy B customers. If they wish to swim, they are considered to be like any other customer and therefore have to pay.


the economist writes about kafala

May 26, 2012 | English

THE multilingual, fashion-conscious residents of Beirut, Lebanon's capital, fancy their city to be cosmopolitan. But not everyone is welcome. Black people and foreigners from Asia and elsewhere in the third world who make up the bulk of migrant workers are often turned away from the city's smarter venues. Conscious of the bad blood this can cause, Lebanon's government has warned beach clubs against barring entry on the basis of race, nationality or disability.


Aljazeera Writes About This Is Lebanon

April 8, 2012 | English

A revolution is needed to push the Lebanese government's hand to make the requisite reforms to its labour laws.


human rights watch writes about kafala

March 23, 2012 | French

(Beyrouth, le 23 mars 2012) – Les autorités libanaises devraient agir sans tarder pour réformer des règles restrictives en matière d'octroi de visas et adopter une loi sur le travail domestique afin de faire cesser les sévices fréquemment infligés aux travailleuses domestiques migrantes au Liban, qui entraînent parfois leur mort, a affirmé aujourd'hui un groupe de huit organisations représentant la société civile. Le gouvernement devrait également révéler au public le résultat de l'enquête sur les violences subies récemment par Alem Dechasa-Desisa, une domestique éthiopienne qui s'est ensuite suicidée.


Hummusforthoughts writes about kafala

February 23, 2012 | English

Rahel Zegeye, an Ethiopian migrant worker, MWTF member, language student, and filmmaker, is proud to be presenting her first feature film with the support of MWTF and AltCity.


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