Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon do not enjoy protection under Lebanese labor laws, meaning they can easily become isolated and vulnerable to exploitation. This loophole in legal protection, mixed with gender-based and racial discrimination, has led to an unacceptable number of migrant worker deaths. Human Rights Watch estimates that an average of one migrant domestic workers dies in Lebanon every week, mostly from suicide or while attempting to escape abusive employers. Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon also routinely experience confiscation of identity documents and restrictions on freedom of movement and communications.
Migrant Workers Task Force (MWTF) is a grassroots volunteer organization that leads initiatives for better treatment and social advancement of the migrant worker community in Lebanon.
MWTF aims to provide a space for Lebanon’s migrant worker communities to develop professionally through grassroots-led initiatives and in collaboration with various organizations focused on migrant worker issues.
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