The Kafala System: A Replica of Lebanon's Violent Sectarian System?

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dc.contributor.author Pamaranglas, Macy Janine
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-30T07:54:56Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-30T07:54:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-05-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/12899
dc.description individual en_US
dc.description.abstract Although the relation between the sectarian system and the kafala system is not always made, this study will allow us to understand how the violence of the kafala system against women replicates that of the sectarian system. The main research question guiding this study is the following: how does the violence of the kafala system against female MDWs mirror the violence of the sectarian system against women? A number of other questions consequently emerge. These include: how is Lebanon’s sectarian system discriminatory against women through personal status laws? How is the kafala system responsible for exacerbating the gender divide in terms of migrant domestic work? This research uses the single case study method, and it involves Filipino MDWs in Lebanon. It will be done by examining the legal infrastructure of the violence of the kafala system. Additionally, the gender imbalance in domestic work amplifies this violence against women. The study will mainly refer to secondary sources from credible and relevant institutions such as the International Labor Organization, Amnesty International, and other human rights organizations. It will also involve secondary sources from legal documents and official publications from governmental institutions. This paper analyzes the violence of the kafala system via aspects of food inaccessibility, barriers to communication and movement, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and suicide. It also compared the structural violence Lebanese women and MDWs face by analyzing the case of citizenship and gender discrimination. The paper was successful in proving the hypothesis, but it also deduced that not all Lebanese women fight for MDW rights since the former tend to be abused by their husbands; women MDWs become scapegoats. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The Kafala System: A Replica of Lebanon's Violent Sectarian System? en_US
dc.type Capstones en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801000 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.author.advisor Salloukh, Bassel
dc.keywords Kafala System en_US
dc.keywords Sectarian System en_US
dc.keywords Sectarianism en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Structural Violence en_US
dc.keywords Overseas Filipino Workers en_US
dc.keywords Migrant Domestic Workers en_US
dc.keywords Gender Discrimination en_US
dc.keywords Racial Discrimination en_US
dc.keywords Violence en_US
dc.keywords Abuse en_US
dc.keywords Human Rights Violations en_US
dc.keywords Citizenship en_US
dc.author.email macyjanine.pamaranglas@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Public en_US

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