The Lebanese Help: The Abused Ethiopian Woman Commits Suicide

Ali Mahfouz. Know the name. That is the name of a man who drove a woman to her death.

After publicly beating her up, right at the doors of her embassy, Mahfouz dragged his Ethiopian maid into his car and out of sight. The government had noticed the event and is now working to bring the man to court. But what good is it for that woman and her family back in her home country?

Mr. Mahfouz and his family created such an unstable work environment for the Ethiopian maid, whose name we still don’t know, that she drank detergent in an attempt to kill herself. That attempt was thwarted, leading to him beating up her in front of the embassy and somehow, in an interview conducted with LBC, he put the blame on the maid, denying he had even beaten her up. As if videos actually lie.

This Ethiopian maid’s death will, unfortunately, go in vain simply because there are a lot of people in Lebanon who share the same mentality as Ali Mahfouz, who see these Ethiopian (and other nationalities) maids as their “slaves,” who see nothing wrong in abusing them, be it by overworking them, beating them up, verbally abusing them, banning them from contacting their families…. Many simply don’t see them as human being. They don’t see them as people who, like us, have their own story in life, who have a voice and who need people to hear that voice.

Do you want to help me make the voices of maids heard? Then get aboard The Lebanese Help. If we manage to stop one family from being this abusive to their maid, then we can deem the plan a success.

Change starts with a whisper.

 

6 thoughts on “The Lebanese Help: The Abused Ethiopian Woman Commits Suicide

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  2. The lebanese lawmakers can bring a significant change in the daily life of all maids.and the creation of an SOS agency would certainly have a crucial role to play in monitoring the working environment of all maids.

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  4. Pre-Stone Age Mind. Sub-human. Belial; Satan in men’s outfit, destined to join the great evils of
    the Burning Hells in the here-and-now; the arch-devil of hell; personification of ungodliness, representing ugliness itself in its entirety. Hey, if u want to visit Ethiopia, we’ll give u free ticket so you can find out the stuff Ethiopians are made of. We’ll make minced-meat out of you (Kitfo); not even our dogs will want to taste your God-cursed flesh. Only cowards like your ugly self abuse women the way you did. I hope you do not have daughters since what you do comes back to you. I know you don’t believe this ’cause you are plain stupid. Watch out for God’s hands. If you don’t understand what God means, His other name is Allah.

    The Angel of Death, your twin brother, will stay in your bedroom for hours and hours till you soil your pants like you always do and before your mentioned-brother gives you a ride to your eternal home where your twin horns will be seen by the entire world the same way they were seen on the internet..

    You’re a mentally deficient fool, a simpleton, an idiot and a NINCOMPOOP!

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