A New Measure Was Just Implemented In Lebanon To Protect Domestic Workers

With the hard work of KAFA and human rights advocacy groups, the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security has taken the decision to prohibit the use of accusatory terms such as “run-away,” “flee,” or “escape,” as the terminology is not in line with the law nor human rights.

Lebanon has taken a step towards losing up the harshness of the Kafala system in a move the NGO KAFA has called “a new victory for domestic workers.”

The new move makes it unacceptable to accuse migrant domestic workers of “absconding” (running away) when they decide to leave their workplace.

English | February 12, 2021



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