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Conflict Incident Report

Domestic workers protest ongoing abuse

Date of incident: 
June 24, 2018
Death toll: 
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Migrant Domestic Worker

Hundreds took to the streets Sunday to participate in the International Domestic Workers Day march, protesting the kafala labor system and demanding protection of their rights.
The ninth edition of the annual march left from Dora and ended in Sin al-Fil, and was organized by a variety of rights groups in Lebanon with a focus on domestic workers.
Two migrant workers participating in the march were reportedly arrested after allegedly taking photos of a police car.
The incident caused some to disperse over safety fears.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.