This Is Lebanon: Modern Domestic Slavery

Posted by in Activism, Economics, Feminism

Radio New Zealand interview with a New Zealander working remotely from the Bay of Plenty as an online advocate for some of the estimated 400,000 migrant domestic workers in Lebanon (18/07/2020).

They are mostly women who come from African and Asian countries to work in private households, with passports seized when they enter the country and whose rights are largely ignored under Lebanese labour law. The ThisIsLebanon group intervenes in the worst cases of maltreatment and abuse. These can leave workers unpaid, stranded without passports, and controlled and confined in the apartment of their abusers.

ThisIsLebanon website