Lebanon: Destination Slave Trade


A house maid from the Philippines washes the dishes at her employers’ apartment in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on January 12, 2010. (AFP/Joseph Eid)

It is a hard truth, but one we must accept: our culture of racism is systematically killing innocent women in the form of modern-day (and state sanctioned) slavery.

We cannot overcome this problem by ignoring it. We must instead confront the dehumanization implicit in the continual abuse of domestic migrant workers.

You probably don’t know Lila Aacharya, but if you live in Lebanon, you see someone just like her every day.

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