Author Archives: Aya Majzoub

Life for Lebanon’s migrant domestic workers worsens amid crisis

Life for Lebanon’s migrant domestic workers worsens amid crisis

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hardly anyone in Lebanon has been left unscathed by the economic crisis, the worst since the end of the civil war in 1990. Its impact has been most devastating on communities already marginalized prior to the crisis. The situation for the estimated 250,000 migrant domestic workers, for instance, who are excluded from labor law protections,

Misplaced trust

Reading Time: 3 minutes Through discussions with Lebanese citizens about the space for free speech in the country, we have found that many Lebanese say they take solace in the belief that despite the government’s failure to provide even the most basic services, they at least are free to say, write, and joke about their predicaments, and criticize those

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