Action Programme for Protecting the Rights of Women Migrant Domestic Workers (WMDWs) in Lebanon (from the April 2010 ILO Arab States Gender Equality Newsletter)
The International Labor Organization (Regional Office Beirut) will soon be launching a three year Action Programme in order to contribute to improving the conditions of work for women migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. Over the course of the programme, the capacities of Ministry of Labour (MoL) and other key players will be enhanced to manage the monitoring and regulating WMDWs. A series of activities will be undertaken for enhancing the understanding of workers’ rights among the domestic workers, their employers, employment agencies, teachers and social partners under the action programme. As a key partner, the MoL is already actively engaged with the ILO RO-Beirut to disseminate an information guide on domestic migrant workers’ rights. MoL is also working toward establishing a hotline service for migrant workers.