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Film Screening of “Beirut” by Rahel Zegeye

Reblogged from Migrant Workers Task Force Rahel Zegeye, an Ethiopian migrant worker, MWTF member, language student, and filmmaker, is proud to be presenting her first feature film with the support of MWTF and AltCity. Join us this Monday 27 Feb at 6.30pm. The film is about an hour and half long and will be followed […]

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Lebanon: Nepali suicide last Sunday in Ashrafieh

From Migrant-Rights.org Lebanese news website Elnashra.com reported last Sunday evening that, according to Lebanese security sources, a Nepalese domestic worker hung herself in her employer’s house in Ashrafieh, a Christian suburb of Beirut. Her employers discovered the body hanging on the kitchen balcony. The Lebanese Red Cross and security forces headed to the location to […]

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Beirut death of Nepalese migrant worker Lila – video

by Joey Ayoub Lila Aacharya left Nepal hoping to make a better life for her two young daughters. Two months later her body was flown home. Lila’s case exposes the toll of human trafficking – from her attempt to escape the poverty of her village in the Himalayan foothills to her exploitation and death as […]

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“Life Bar” Gemmayze asks guests to dress as maids

“This Friday Night, Be Sinkara or Milenga.. Be Soumatra or Domma.. Create your own Maid Costume, Speak Like them and look like a Philippino, Bengladish, Sri Lanka or any maid you want and definitely win 100$ in cash. They do work all the month to get it.. Imitate them and win it in some few […]