In the middle east and gulf countries: “Corona is not the Virus, Kafala is!”

A common tale states that crises create insecurities. Oftentimes, however, these insecurities predate the emerging crises and are perhaps their source. Today, we are witnessing how the spread of COVID-19 has made the struggles of Domestic Workers (DWs) more visible. Structural in nature, they are amplified by the public health crisis. In this endeavor, we hope to shed light on individual contexts of the regions domestic workers work in and come from. The below briefs are prepared based on information provided through the tireless and relentless efforts of our affiliates and domestic worker groups working on achieving labor justice around the world.

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