KAFA (English: enough) Violence & Exploitation is a Lebanese Civil SocietyOrganisation founded in 2005 by a group of professionals and humanrights activists.
KAFA’s mission is to work towards eradicating all forms of gender-based violence and exploitation of women and children through the advocacy of legal reform and change of policies and practices, influencing public opinion, and empowering women and children.
In a partnership project with the Danish Refugee Council, funded by KVINFO, KAFA aims to end the exploitation of female migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, who are exposed to violence. The project focuses on enhancing the legal status and rights of migrant domestic workers and changing the attitude towards them in Lebanese society by targeting the problem at various levels.
The legal framework and social practices in Lebanon and Jordan provide employers with a great deal of control over the living and working conditions of migrant domestic workers. However, this leaves these workers with few options when it comes to demanding their rights or seeking protection from and redress for abuse.