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Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau

Lebanon

  • Geographic Location: Middle East and North Africa


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Filipino women make up a large portion of the estimated 200,000 migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

Monday, November 16, 2009 12:00 AM

Domestic workers, the majority of whom are women, make up nearly 19 percent of Lebanon's population. These workers send remittances home and contribute significantly to the national incomes of many labor-exporting countries in Africa and South and Southeast Asia. Female migrants like Abbey, profiled here, are vulnerable because of their gender and migration status. Free Speech Radio News' Simba Russeau looks at the plight of trafficked domestic workers in Lebanon, and the legal regulations that affect their situation.

Maid For Sale. Promotional material for a maid agency in Lebanon.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:29 PM

Domestic workers, the majority of whom are women, constitute a large portion of today's migrant worker population. The International Labour Organization (ILO), estimates nearly 19 percent of Lebanon's population is domestic workers.

These workers send remittances home and contribute significantly to the national incomes of many labor-exporting countries in Africa, South and Southeast Asia. Female migrants are dually vulnerable because of their gender and migration status. Free Speech Radio News' Simba Russeau brings us an exposé on the conditions of women migrants working as domestic workers in Lebanon.

Lebanese women challenge nationality law. July 2008. Beirut, Lebanon.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 12:00 AM

In a country where over half of the population are women, Lebanon lacks political representation even more than some of its other Arab neighbors. Simba Russeau looks at the roles women are seeking to fulfill in Lebanon after the formation of a national unity government.


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