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What it means to be black and African in Lebanon

Raw stories from 21 black African students at the American University of Beirut

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“We are not racists, but”

“Children of color, and especially poor children of color, learn one thing very well in Lebanese schools and that is to hate themselves.”

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#AbolishKafala in Lebanon: 20-year-old Lensa’s Story

“They tortured me and I couldn’t do anything to save myself.”

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Lebanon’s Migrant Domestic Workers March on Labour Day

For the eighth year in a row, migrant domestic workers from many nations marched to demand their labor rights in Beirut.

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New Exhibit Highlights Struggle of Lebanese of African and Asian heritage

The ‘Mixed Feelings’ exhibit highlights stories of Lebanese of African and Asian heritage and their daily struggles.

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Nine Lebanese Civil Society Organizations condemn expulsion of children of migrant workers

Press Release: 9 Civil Society Organizations condemn decision to not renew residency permits for children of Migrant Workers

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Witness: Ivorian Woman Pushed Off 6th Floor for Demanding Salary

“A young Ivorian woman was found dead after having been reportedly pushed off the 6th floor of an apartment in Beirut”

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The Adlieh Detention Center: A Living Hell

“Formerly an underground parking lot, this detention center is now the home of around 800 migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers”

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Photos: Domestic Workers Celebrate Labor Day

There is no Labor Day without Migrant Domestic Workers

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Workers’ Day Parade and Festival for Migrant Workers

“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.”

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Witness: “I’m being held as a slave in Lebanon” – #NabatiehSlaves

Ivory Coast-based Koaci.com has learned that 6 women are currently held in slavery conditions in Nabatieh, South Lebanon within a “Mafia-like” network. The following is a rough English translation of the original article in French written 3 days ago. Two Togolese, two Burkinabé and two Ghanaian have been kidnapped for the past week [now 10 […]

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Racism on Halloween

Three very sophisticated Lebanese women clearly thought this was an appropriate costume for Halloween.

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What an investigation of Racism in Lebanon revealed

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.

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Start Listening

A year ago, a woman named Alem Dechasa committed suicide by hanging herself in her room at Der El-Salib mental hospital.

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Honest Advertising

In recent history, no business has received more criticism than the business of Responsible Slavery.

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Risking your life on Christmas Day

This is the 3rd time we receive photographic evidence of a migrant worker risking her life to clean a window.

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‘I Have a Dream for Justice in Lebanon’

This video will help you to understand the slavery-like conditions that they are currently subjected to under the sponsorship system.

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What slavery looks like

This picture was uploaded on the Anti-Racism Movement’s Facebook page by Gary Lian. What more powerful reminder do we need? the conditions that migrant workers have to go through in Lebanon are horrific, barbaric and disgusting. Here is the description: “I took this picture today. It’s the building facing our own. This is how Lebanese […]

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ARM: Worker from the Philippines dead

by Joey Ayoub The Anti-Racism Movement shared this on Facebook today: Janice Soriano de Jose, worker from the Philippines, was found dead at the bottom of this building last stormy Sunday. They say she jumped from the 11th floor. We say, we want to see the doctor’s report Now. What kind of investigation takes a […]

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One Racist Conversation

by Joey Ayoub Lady in coffee place in Hamra to some guy, 20 minutes ago: – So should I take the Filipino? – I don’t know is she good? – I think so. Good quality they told me – Better than the Sri Lankan? – Way better quality – Then go for it. Be sure […]