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January 2015

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon to protect rights by forming union, a first in Arab world

January 2, 2015 BEIRUT – Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are set to protect their rights under a trade union — the first such syndicate in the Arab world where more than 2.4 million foreign domestic workers labour under often harsh conditions. The Labor Ministry said Monday they received a proposal from the National Federation of Labor Unions to form the syndicate in Lebanon.

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In spite of a law that prohibits early marriage practices in Ethiopia, it is widely practiced in rural as well as urban areas. According to the population and housing census[1], at country level, of the total 10,412,226 population between the age categories of 10–14 years, 8.26 per cent were married at the time of the study, and 4.14 per cent were divorced, 0.12 per

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Ethiopia: Trafficking Beyond Borders

By Lulama Moyo, ECADF Human trafficking is a huge issue that plagues Ethiopian communities. But trafficking beyond the country’s borders has added more complexity to this issue. Many women, men, and children from Ethiopia have been subjected to forced labor and exploitation of all kinds. They are taken from Ethiopia and are brought to countries mainly in the Middle East as well as countries

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