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Investigate Ethiopian woman being violently dragged on Beirut street in front of Ethiopian Embassy
Petition Background (Preamble):
The video, first aired by Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) last week, sparked outrage by showing a man abusing Alem Dechasa as she cried on a street outside the Ethiopian embassy in Beirut. Reports of domestic worker abuse are widespread, with many allegedly locked in employers’ homes.
Rola Abimourched, program coordinator at KAFA (Enough) Violence and Exploitation, told Al Jazeera that Dechasa's case may increase scrutiny into the problem.
"This case may indicate the larger issue of migrant domestic workers' vulnerability to abuse in Lebanon, which puts the whole system in question. Namely, the sponsorship system which ties the domestic worker to one employer and does not guarantee her basic human rights.
We hope that an investigation into her death and justice will serve as a notice for all Arab countries who are abusing citizens of other nations.
The Investigate Ethiopian woman being violently dragged on Beirut street in front of Ethiopian Embassy petition to Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was written by Hard Version and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here.