Migrant workers gather to condemn kafala system
The kafala system allows employers to withhold money, travel documents, and vacation days.
Handmade clothes, jewellery, and homemade food were sold at the event, giving attendees an insight into the lives of domestic workers apart from their jobs.
Locals got to know the people who are directly affected by the ineffective kafala sponsorship system in Lebanon.
The event not only served to highlight the plight of domestic workers in Lebanon, but to share their culture and traditions.
Locals soaked in the culture of migrant workers, presenting a much more humanising view than the Lebanese status quo
Labor Day Celebration 2014
The parade drew onlookers throughout its course, people gathering to hear the voices of the ethnically diverse migrant workers, united in their cause.