Female Sri Lankan Domestic Workers in Lebanon: A Case of ‘Contract Slavery"

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dc.contributor.author Jureidini, R.
dc.contributor.author Moukarbel, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-06T11:18:21Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-06T11:18:21Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.description.abstract Lebanon has been one of the major receiving countries of women as domestic labour migrants from Sri Lanka since the 1990s. The remittance received by the country through these workers constitutes one of the single largest sources of foreign income to the country, and thus the Sri Lankan government, has actively encouraged such migration. However, much attention is being now paid to the abuse and exploitation faced by these women, which is tantamount to Slave labour. Through interviews with women living in Lebanon, an insight into their living conditions, and treatment metered out by their employers have been gained, and this has brought out the fact that legal and administrative arrangements available to these women have totally failed to alleviate the problems faced by them. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sussex Centre for Migration Research, Brighton en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.academia.edu/1206695/Female_Sri_Lankan_domestic_workers_in_Lebanon_a_case_of_contract_slavery en_US
dc.subject Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Women migrants en_US
dc.subject Domestic workers en_US
dc.subject Contract slavery en_US
dc.subject Lebanon en_US
dc.subject International migration en_US
dc.title Female Sri Lankan Domestic Workers in Lebanon: A Case of ‘Contract Slavery" en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.shortcitation Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 30(4), 2004 en_US

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