Lebanese Financial Crisis Validates Importance of Abolishing 'Kafala'
KESERWAN, Lebanon, Jul 10 (IPS) - They were promised the world but ended up in a Lebanese household. This is the story of many domestic workers in Lebanon. With a 70-year-old sponsor system still in place, domestic workers are tied to their employers with little or no basic rights. The 'Kafala' system is the major problem behind what we have been seeing in Beirut in the last months.