Lebanese women race towards empowerment

Lebanese women race towards empowerment

Reuters –  Al Arabiya – Friday, 31 May 2013 (originally published 26 May) Thousands of woman raced on the streets of Beirut on Sunday in a competition entitled ‘‘You are really strong’’, just a few hours after two rockets hit a Beirut suburb – a reminder of the volatile political situation in the country. But […]

Lebanese women take on Muslim judges who call rape a ‘marital right’

Lebanese women take on Muslim judges who call rape a ‘marital right’

Arwa Damon and Tim Hume – CNN – Friday, 22 February 2013 (originally published 17 Feb) Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) — Lebanese women are taking to the streets to demand that the government takes domestic violence seriously, by introducing laws to protect women from abusive partners. Nadine Mouwad, a founder of feminist collective Nasawiya, says the prevalence […]

Could a New Civil Law Unify a Divided Society?

Could a New Civil Law Unify a Divided Society?

Mona Alami – IPS – Friday, 27 January 2011 (originally published 25 Jan) BEIRUT, Jan 25, 2012 (IPS) – Odette Klysinska, a Catholic French native, sits in her living room in an affluent neighbourhood in Beirut, clutching her will in one hand, shocked to learn that it is no longer legally valid in the country […]

Hope for the exploited

Hope for the exploited

Amtissal Aboulissan – Now Lebanon News – Friday, 26 August 2011 (originally published 15 Aug)   “The lack of awareness of human trafficking makes it difficult to combat the issue in Lebanon,” said Rola Abimourched, project coordinator of the Exploitation and Trafficking Unit at KAFA. Every nation in the world is affected by human trafficking, […]