The “Kafala system” in Lebanon explained

What exactly is the Kafala System? Why don’t migrant domestic workers benefit from the Lebanese Law of Labor? How can this system come to an end or be reformed?
The answers of Diala Chehade, a Lebanese lawyer and human rights activist.

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Story: Youssef Hajj Ali
Arabic to English Translation: Sabah Jalloul
Illustration: Tharwa Zeitoun
Photographs: Hussein baydoun
Video: Ali Chiran, Fourate Chahal El Rekaby
Design: Ibrahim Charara
Development: Jaafar Charara, Rawan Houri

Editor: Ibrahim Charara