Abuse of Women Migrant Domestic Workers (WMDW)

The Observatory has produced a research project that focuses on the abuse of women migrant domestic workers (WMDW). Abuse against WMDW is a serious public health concern in the Middle East. Previous studies have been previously carried out that explore the different forms of abuse as perceived by WMDW, however, this study is the first that describes abuse of WMDW as perceived by recruitment agency managers, in violation to the ILO Convention No. 189.

This project, titled “Justifying abuse of women migrant domestic workers in Lebanon: the opinion of recruitment agencies”, has been published in the journal “Gaceta Sanitaria”.

To access the article: http://www.gacetasanitaria.org/en-justifying-abuse-women-migrant-domestic-avance-S0213911118302474

Visual Health Promotion Campaign in Lebanon – UA, LIU, OPPH

This campaign is organized by the Lebanese International University and the Observatory of Public Policies and Health OPPH and is financed by the University of Alicante. This project is intended to assess vision problems among the Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon and to provide them with eye glasses donated by solidarity campaigns in Spain and Europe. This campaign aims to empower refugees to achieve better health.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha5SO3Svgm4