Egna Legna Besidet
EGNA LEGNA BESIDET
community-based, feminist activists working on migrant domestic workers’ issues and general women’s issues in Lebanon and Ethiopia.
We fight against the injustices of kafala, gender-based violence and the exploitation of adolescent labour.
To fight for justice for abused domestic workers.
To provide Ethiopian women with survival skills for living in Lebanon.
To promote women in leadership
To educate young women in Ethiopia of the dangers of traveling to Lebanon in order to dissuade them from coming.
To provide women with work skills that will enable them to be self-supporting on return home so that less leave to work in the Middle East again.
To break cultural taboos and create a safe space so that women are comfortable to talk about personal issues.
To create a safe space by organizing cultural events, celebrating feast days, and to create a sense of family abroad.
To educate women about their rights as women and domestic workers.
To build solidarity and share resources among activist community groups.
Ethiopian | Women | domestic workers activists
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“We do not want other women to suffer through what we have experienced”
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