This Is Lebanon, a registered NGO, has been exposing Lebanese residents that are taking advantage of the unfair Kafala system, and, most recently, they are exposing those refusing to pay their workers their salaries ever since the country’s local currency began dwindling.
Founded in 2017, This is Lebanon is led by former migrant domestic workers, as well as local and international activists and volunteers.
The NGO is also working on a “Send Us Home” campaign to help solve the issue of domestic workers who have been trapped in Lebanon since the economic crisis began.
The campaign aims to ensure that their rights are preserved throughout the process.
In spite of the tremendous efforts that activists and NGOs have been allocated for years to end the Kafala, Lebanon still has a long way to go when it comes to the safety and well-being of migrant domestic workers.
Many organizations have documented how the Kafala system grants employers excessive control over workers’ lives, leading to an array of abuses, including non-payment of wages, forced confinement, excessive working hours, and verbal, physical, and sexual abuse, some of which have resulted in deaths.