It’s not just Lebanon’s glass ceiling that needs tearing down, it’s the whole building

The kafala system, which legalises modern-day slavery, rids migrant workers of their rights the moment the set foot in this country.

Lebanon’s political system and its supporters are a threat not only to Lebanese women, but to any woman residing here. Statistics on deaths from gender-based violence reveal that the women raped and killed here are of different nationalities.

But the plight of migrant domestic workers is the most gruesome of all. After the explosion, hundreds were thrown out on the street by their employers. The kafala system, which legalises modern-day slavery, rids migrant workers of their rights the moment the set foot in this country.

English | November 13, 2020

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