Social Science Baha

Recruitment Practices of Migrant Domestic Workers to Lebanon

Collaborating partner(s): KAFA, Lebanon
May 2013

The research was conducted in collaboration with KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation, Lebanon, and aims to investigate the recruitment processes and practices in Nepal and Lebanon, and how they contribute to women’s vulnerability to trafficking for exploitation and forced labour. It seeks to identify concrete recommendations for reforms to ensure a rights-based recruitment process. It is based on qualitative interviews with Nepali returnee domestic workers from Lebanon, recruitment agents and brokers, and a review of relevant regulations related to recruitment agencies and migration policies. The research in Nepal is part of a larger research project conducted in Lebanon with Nepali and Bangladeshi migrant domestic workers.