All posts by Sanaa Khandaqji

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

HIV/AIDS in Syria

A short report titled “HIV/AIDS in Syria and the response of the National Aids Program during the war” will soon be published. This study was conducted by the Observatory member Dr Ali Ghaddar under the workgroup “Infection Control”.

A link to the report will be uploaded under the tab “Journal Publications” once published.