Abuse rife among foreign domestic workers in Lebanon

Abuse rife among foreign domestic workers in Lebanon
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Lebanon hosts more than 250,000 registered domestic workers, the vast majority of them women, from countries including Ethiopia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

They are excluded from the labour law, and instead obtain legal residency though their employers’ sponsorship under the so-called “kafala” system.

Now, a group of workers has created a secret social system to offer support.

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