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Lebanon: IDWF launching the "My Fair Home" Campaign at the Sri Lanka Residence in Beirut

Lebanon: IDWF launching the "My Fair Home" Campaign at the Sri Lanka Residence in Beirut

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by IDWFED published Mar 22, 2018 12:00 AM
Launching of the "My Fair Home" Campaign and Cocktail Reception at the Residence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Lebanon.
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LEBANON -

Launching of the “My Fair Home” Campaign
At the Residence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Lebanon

Beirut, March 22, 2018

In the context of the celebrations for Women’s Day, the IDWF launched the “My Fair Home” Campaign at the Sri Lanka Residence in Beirut, Lebanon.

2018-3-22 Lebanon: IDWF launching the "My Fair Home" Campaign at the Sri Lanka Residence in Beirut

Ambassador HMGRRK Wijeratne Mendis, gave a warm welcome to all the guests, inviting them to honor the work that migrant domestic workers do in the country.

The event was participated by members of  the Sri Lanka Women Society in Beirut, whose president, domestic worker Malani Kandeacrachchige, talked to the audience about “The importance of working and living in a Fair Home”.  

"We take care of your home, we take care of your children, we prepare your food. We give our best, and all we want is to work and live in a Fair Home, where we feel respected. Please think how much will change the day we feel appreciated for all we do every single day. Because we know that when we come to this distant country, we are leaving behind many things. But we sacrifice because we dream of a better future for us and for our families”.

2018-3-22 Lebanon: IDWF launching the "My Fair Home" Campaign at the Sri Lanka Residence in Beirut

Presence at the event were also diplomatic representatives from Philippines and Bangladesh, the president of the Syndicate of Recruitment Agencies and other NGOs in Lebanon.

Mariela Acuña, IDWF Regional Coordinator of the MENA, said the IDWF believes that Domestic Work is Work, and all domestic workers deserve to enjoy the same rights as every other worker. 

The launch kick-started a monthly information session for domestic workers employers at the Embassy on the messages of the My Fair Home.

2018-3-22 Lebanon: IDWF launching the "My Fair Home" Campaign at the Sri Lanka Residence in Beirut

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