In celebration of Worker's Day, Insan Association held its forth annual fashion show, 'Celebrating Colors' 2016, on May 15th 2016.
The fashion show featured Women Migrant Domestic Workers, as well as women from other segments in society, modelling the deisgns of yound and upcoming Lebanese fashion designers.
The annual fashion show is one of the Assocation's most prominent awarness raising activities shedding the light on the plight of more than 250 000 MDWs in Lebanon. Celebrating Colors is addressed at employers and the Lebanese public at large and aims to portray migrant domestic workers in a different light, transcending the stereotypes commnly associated wih them.
The Fashion Designers whose work was presented at Celebrating Colors 2016 include:
ELSIE GERMANOS, JOY HANNA, KEMEL ASSAAD, MARIA BADARI, NADA TAMER, RANDA DIRANI, TATIANA HOBEICHE.
The fashion show concluded with a presentation of traditional outfits worn in the migrant worker's countries of origin, including Sri Lanka, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sudan and more.
INSAN WON THE WITH AND FOR GIRLS AWARD 2015
Insan was one of just 20 organizations from around the world to receive this award, for its work promoting and defending the rights of refugees and stateless people, particularly young women and girls.
Insan Association works to promote and defend the rights of the most marginalised people in Lebanon, such as female migrant domestic workers, refugees and stateless people through education programmes, psychosocial support and access to justice and advocacy.