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Migrant Workers in Lebanon Push for Union

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon have been pushing to form the first labor union in the Arab world after being subjected to beatings and rape. Rights groups have frequently accused Lebanon and various Gulf States of racist and degrading treatment of migrant domestic workers who are often referred to as "servants.” Though public awareness regarding the plight of migrant workers has increased in recent years, activists say there are no mechanisms in place to protect women when...

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