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Maidinbeirut




This blog is dedicated to women from Sri lanka and Ethiopia working as domestic workers in Beirut, Lebano
n. These women take upon themselves great voyages to foreign countries in the hope of a better future. Their courage and endurance is outstanding.

As time passes, the issues covered in this blog have expanded to cover other kinds of specific women's work like sex work, historical ways of describing the plight of women: white slavery, human traffic or modern slavery as well identitarian politics and gender...

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10 février 2008 7 10 /02 /février /2008 15:04



undefinedSome of us went to Ethiopia in November 2007, and spent the month doing some research on Ethiopian women  leaving for Arab countries, especially Beirut (which in Ethiopa means a different place from Lebanon).
And we discovered a lot of interesting things and met many  people with a story to tell.

We filmed the women we met in Addis Abeba and Shashemane who wanted to go or had come back from arab countries, which there is a very widespread phenomenon. We then tried to find out what other key players are doing. We went to the ministry of labour, the national bank of ethiopia, the iom. From here my personal rant at the IMF office in Addis and their unhelpful attitude.

now  we have to digest all the information...

You can read more about the research project and the trip here:
http://projectethiopia.wordpress.com/

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