African Workers Stranded in Lebanon

In a previous post, Ghanaian domestic workers who evacuated from Lebanon were highlighted. Well, other African migrants, including Gambian and Ethiopian, are still stranded in the country. The following information comes from The Times of Israel. Thousands of foreign workers—domestic workers, supermarket, and restaurant employees—are currently stranded in Beirut, Lebanon. Dollar shortages, the coronavirus pandemic,…

Ghana Evacuates Domestic Workers in Lebanon

I’ve already highlighted the abuse many African domestic workers experience in the Middle East, so I was excited to come across a news article addressing their evacuation. The following information is from Ghana Web. 200 Ghanaian domestic workers have been evacuated from Lebanon and sent to Accra, Ghana. Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,…

The Hidden Lives of “Housegirls”

The abuse of women is a discussion that’s constantly had but often downplayed. Black women, in particular, tend to be the number one victims. As someone who refuses to ignore the realities of this world, I want to share a few documentaries on African women who work as domestic servants. They are called “Housegirls.” The…