International Migration Paper 48: Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon

English
Publishing Year: 
2002
Author(s): 
Ray Jureidini
Resource Type: 

This study, prepared by Dr. Ray Jureidini, identifies practices and patterns that are the key causes for women domestic migrant workers' vulnerability in Bahrain and provide alternative approaches for effective means for action. The research compiled base line data and had the aim of bringing policy makers and all other concerned actors into dialogue in finding solutions through practical means to improve protection and enhance working conditions for women migrant domestic workers. This study identifies and assesses legal and administrative arrangements in hiring domestic workers. In addition, this study assesses the role of NGOs on providing protection and undertakes a limited number of semi-structured interviews with women domestic workersin order to generate qualitative data and case study material mainly on their working conditions. This report is part of the work conducted by the International Labour Office on the issue of migrant domestic workers in several regions of the world.