Thursday, March 31, 2011

abuse of maids in Lebanon

"A parallel report, “Trafficking of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon: A Legal Analysis” also released Wednesday, found that 65 percent of maids surveyed reported “experiencing a situation of forced labor, servitude or slavery.”  Forced labor includes deceiving the worker about the nature of the work, in addition to extracting services, such as cleaning the houses of others or administering medical treatment to elderly relatives, against one’s will."