Posted by: r.m. | October 20, 2011

ending modern day slavery in Lebanon…

From migrant-rights.org

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on modern day slavery is urging Lebanon to address the plight of its domestic workers. Gulnara Shahinian recounted conditions of the migrants she met in Lebanon; sexual abuse, contract violations, unfair hours, and domestic servitude regularly punctuated their experiences. She recognized the measures Lebanon has taken – including establishing a hotline and committee to manage migrant issues – but advised much more direct and responsive legislation to curb migrant mistreatment. Shahinian classified migrants’ legal status as essentially “invisible,” unprotected from the reaches of law. The absence of meaningful employment standards, regulation, or enforcement practices subjects domestic workers to economic, psychological and physical abuse….”


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  1. […] This is what we are, a people who are racist at heart, but try to copy the image of the West and look up to the white man. From the outside, for some one who never lived in lebanon, you might think that this is a “civilized”,  liberated country but when one takes a close look it is easy to see the many flaws of this failed State. An example of this is the UN’s report,“The UN’s Special Rapporteur on modern day slavery, urging Lebanon to address the plight of its domestic workers. Gulnara Shahinian recounted conditions of the migrants she met in Lebanon; sexual abuse, contract violations, unfair hours, and domestic servitude regularly punctuated their experiences. She recognized the measures Lebanon has taken – including establishing a hotline and committee to manage migrant issues – but advised much more direct and responsive legislation to curb migrant mistreatment. Shahinian classified migrants’ legal status as essentially “invisible,” unprotected from the reaches of law. The absence of meaningful employment standards, regulation, or enforcement practices subjects domestic workers to economic, psychological and physical abuse….” https://greenresistance.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/ending-modern-day-slavery-in-lebanon/ […]


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