Migrant domestic workers do not need saving. What they do need is for us to end our complicit in their oppression.
on the structural components behind the racialization and dehumanization of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon
I spoke with Banchi Yimer, founder of Egna Legna who define themselves as “community-based feminist activists working on migrant domestic workers’ issues and general women’s issues in Lebanon and Ethiopia.”
We go back to the summer of 2018 when I sat down with Sami, a Beirut-based Ethiopian activist with, Mesewat, a solidarity network that supports migrant workers in Lebanon and the Middle East, and Ali, an activist with the Anti-Racism Movement.
According to Lebanon’s own intelligence agency, migrant domestic workers are dying at a rate of two per week.
The same system that we are seeking to change is abusing hundreds of thousands of foreign workers.
Hundreds of migrant domestic workers and Lebanese activists took to the streets on Labour Day to protest against Lebanon's notorious Kafala system and for justice.
Law enforcement officers in Lebanon are cracking down on unionists committed to organizing the country's migrant workers, and labor activists find themselves squeezed and left with few options.
Formerly an underground parking lot, this detention center is now the home of around 800 migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers.
Risking your life on Christmas Day