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In an attempt to improve relations between domestic workers and employers and help cut the widespread abuse of live-in help in Lebanon, a new social organization opened last month to bring both parties to the table.The latter, Ksaifi said, is essential as it allows workers to enjoy their freedom while easing fears many employers have that their live-in worker may run away.Ksaifi, a former consultant for the International Labor Organization, wrote her master's thesis on migrant worker abuse in Lebanon. While many organizations offer support for workers who have suffered abuse, Ksaifi found that few entities work to pre-emptively prevent abuse taking place.Ksaifi explained that this is not the case for many recruitment agencies in the country.Equip's attempts to improve the relationships between employers and domestic workers reflects Ksaifi's broader goals of introducing new norms into Lebanese society.
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