“They tortured me and I couldn’t do anything to save myself.”
“What we need is to abolish the racist Kafala System condemned by the International Labor Organization”
Raw stories from 21 black African students at the American University of Beirut
“Eid’s personal plight, composed as an epistolary address to her deceased father, is entangled with more general symptoms of public paralysis,” writes Saadi Nikro
“It is ‘normal’ to expect outbursts of violence in Lebanon, often coupled with grand displays of toxic masculinity and, often still, with sectarian/conservative pronouncements”
“Children of color, and especially poor children of color, learn one thing very well in Lebanese schools and that is to hate themselves.”
A Podcast on memory, gender, identity and exile – and everything else.
Audio and partial transcript of the LSE Panel I took part in with Dr. Shereen El-Faki and Dr. Courtney Freer.
For the eighth year in a row, migrant domestic workers from many nations marched to demand their labor rights in Beirut.
The ‘Mixed Feelings’ exhibit highlights stories of Lebanese of African and Asian heritage and their daily struggles.
“A young Ivorian woman was found dead after having been reportedly pushed off the 6th floor of an apartment in Beirut”
“The Anti-Racism Movement and Fi Chi Ghalat are organizing the 4th annual Workers’ Day Parade in celebration of Labor Day, demanding better legal protection for Domestic Workers in Lebanon suffering from the Kafala System.”
Human Rights Watch’s 2014 Global Report was just released. As usual, I’m re-copying the Lebanon section below.
France24 lead an investigation in Lebanon to try and find out whether domestic workers suffer abuse in Lebanon. I’m sure you already know the answer.
The following is the full report of Human Rights Watch’s 2013 Report on Lebanon.
A year ago, a woman named Alem Dechasa committed suicide by hanging herself in her room at Der El-Salib mental hospital.
Today at 8pm. Gemmayze St Nicholas Stairs For more info, check out their page. The Program: Joey‘s Pick for Day 1: Na wewe – Ivan Goldschmit – Belgium – 18:52 min Nice short story about the complexity of identity. A minivan transporting citizens of Burundi is stopped by a band of Hutu rebels who force […]
“What makes it harder is when this girl is killed and then claimed that she had committed suicide in order to protect the Lebanese employer from legal prosecution.”