Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

Information guide for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

In Lebanon, the International Labour Organization has engaged in a participatory policy dialogue with the Lebanese authorities and civil society to ensure terms and conditions of decent work for women migrant domestic workers. As a result, this Information Guide for Migrant Domestic Workers is a joint effort of the members of the National Steering Committee on Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon, which was established in April 2007 under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour.

This guide is based on the current laws and policies that are in effect in Lebanon and on the employment contract for migrant domestic workers approved by the Ministry of Labour on March 16, 2009.

The guide will inform you: (a) how to protect your rights and fulfill your obligations when working in Lebanon; and (b) help you learn about the country, its people, their customs and ways of living.