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Ethiopian Migrant Domestic Workers

Migrant Agency and Social Change

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      • Source title: Ethiopian Migrant Domestic Workers: Migrant Agency and Social Change (Mobility & Politics)

        StatementPalgrave Pivot
        PublishersPalgrave Pivot
        LC ClassificationsAug 07, 2019
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 140 p. :
        Number of Pages60
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 103030240541

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Lebanon: Abandoned migrant domestic workers must be protected

For some returnees, their lives and families are forever changed by the experience. The report did not reveal if any charges were filed in the case. Last week, a group of Ghanaian workers were finally able to leave Lebanon Ethiopian Migrant Domestic Workers home. This paper investigates the healthcare needs, access to healthcare, and healthcare strategies of Ethiopian migrant domestic workers MDWs in Lebanon, drawing on qualitative empirical research.

Many travel to the towns and cities in search of work, only to discover a barren job scene. Mrs Khazzal said changes had been delayed due to the coronavirus and economic downturn, but disputed the plight of the Ethiopian women was Kafala related.

Many Muslims, however, claim that the actual percentage is higher. Tsega explains that she would never have left Saudi Arabia on her own because she was making good money, but she was happy to be going back to see her kids. In a report published in April 2019,Amnesty International found consistent patterns of abuse including employers forcing domestic workers to work excessively Ethiopian Migrant Domestic Workers hours, denying them rest days, withholding their pay or applying deductions to it, confiscating their passports, severely restricting their freedom of movement and communication, depriving them of food and proper accommodation, subjecting them to verbal and physical abuse, and denying them health care.

In its current iteration, Diwali is celebrated with a puja to welcome the goodness of prosperity Lakshmi an incarnation of Sita into the home, which is decorated with diyas oil lamps or fairy lights and rangoli designs with coloured powder. The Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated the physical and mental health crisis among this particularly vulnerable, marginalised section of society, according to aid organisations.

She beat me almost every day… She would beat my head against the stove until it was swollen. But we treat her well. In a positive move Saudi Arabia and the UAE have proposed new laws, which albeit inadequate and full of contradictions, at least recognise domestic workers as human beings, entitled to the same rights as other employees. Highly recommended to anyone interested in gender and migration! In a strange country where she does not know the language, she finds herself with no rights and, too often, no pay.

Not long after Al Jazeera and This is Lebanon first contacted the Keyrouz family, Aster was given a phone and permitted to contact her family for the first time in more than four years.


Amnesty International is calling on the Ministry of Interior to publicly announce the details of the repatriation process, and work with the relevant consulates and embassies to assist those documented and undocumented migrant workers who wish to return to their countries to do so. The anguish of the migrant workers in Lebanon is unquestionable and only getting worse.

When she arrived at the airport in Ethiopia, Meskerem called his phone thinking a relative would answer. Ethiopian maids in Lebanon are highly vulnerable because they often hail from poor, rural areas and have little formal education, observed Zecharias Zelalem, an Ethiopian journalist who has extensively covered the plight of domestic workers.