Migrant domestic workers protest in the Lebanese capital Beirut, to call for the abolishment of the sponsorship (kafala) system. File photo: AFPMigrant domestic workers protest in the Lebanese capital Beirut, to call for the abolishment of the sponsorship (kafala) system. File photo: AFP
Migrant domestic workers protest in the Lebanese capital Beirut, to call for the abolishment of the sponsorship (kafala) system. File photo: AFP

‘Kafala slavery’: why Lebanon has a poor reputation among foreign domestic workers

  • Government approves new work contract for foreign workers to give them more rights
  • Many families paying workers in the devaluated local currency as Lebanon is mired in crisis

Topic |   Human rights
Migrant domestic workers protest in the Lebanese capital Beirut, to call for the abolishment of the sponsorship (kafala) system. File photo: AFPMigrant domestic workers protest in the Lebanese capital Beirut, to call for the abolishment of the sponsorship (kafala) system. File photo: AFP
Migrant domestic workers protest in the Lebanese capital Beirut, to call for the abolishment of the sponsorship (kafala) system. File photo: AFP
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