Racism in Lebanon – Migrant workers march in the streets of Beirut to protest racism in Lebanese society. Lebanon has about 200,000 migrant domestic workers, hailing from mostly African and Asian countries.
Racism in Lebanon – Lured to the country by the promise of higher wages and steady employment, many migrant domestic workers instead face a grim reality of confinement, abuse, withheld payments and discriminatory treatment.
Racism in Lebanon – Activists participating in a flash mob don bloodied sheets as they lie in the streets outside the Ministry of Labour in Beirut to protest over violence against migrant workers. The action was held in April 2012, the month after a 33-year-old Ethiopian maid killed herself shortly after being filmed being beaten in public by a Lebanese man.
Racism in Lebanon – It is not only migrant workers who face discriminatory attitudes. Renee Abisaad, daughter of a Lebanese mother and Nigerian father, moved to the country when she was 11. The engineering student says she regularly has to deal with ethnic slurs, and plans to leave the country once she finishes her studies.