2016 Activism

Labour Day marches by domestic workers

May 1, 2016 –Domestic men and women workers, along with civil society organisations, marched on Labour Day in 2016 to raise the demands of ratifying the ILO convention no. 189 concerning the provision of decent working conditions for domestic workers, and to put an end to the violence against domestic workers in police stations. This march has become a ritual on Labour Day for the past seven years in Lebanon, and continues to be used to advocate for workers’ rights, particularly domestic workers, who have been subject to many discriminatory policies and social practices.