The parliament just ratified the law to protect women from domestic violence without making any amendments. Congrats to all the Lebanese!
Update: The law was passed without the amendments requested by KAFA, so it’s not what we were hoping for but definitely a step in the right direction.
Update2: Here’s the statement released by Kafa.
Exotica – الأمهات المتحدة
When I first saw the billboards, I thought Al Jomhouria was recruiting, but the video and billboards that followed revealed what this is all about. It’s a nice campaign but I’ll never stick to reading one paper or watching one TV in Lebanon. We need to read/watch them all la yefrouz Rassna.
Notice any similarities? Here are the two original videos:
Even though I fully support the latest #StripForJackie campaign and freedom of expression as a whole, we needed this brilliant ad to remind the Lebanese about the violence against women in Lebanon and their latest two victims Roula Yaacoub and Manal Assi. The enthusiasm that the Lebanese Online community has shown towards Jackie should be the same if not more for important matters such as domestic violence and women rights. The same goes to all brands and marketing agencies who joined the #StripForJackie campaign in the past few days whether out of conviction or just to get some free publicity.
Al Rifai joins the support campaign yesterday.
Hamra’s Route68 Diner as well.
Riachi also stripped for Jackie