Alarming Statistics That Show The Reality Of Sexual Violence In Lebanon

I was watching a report on LBC on Sunday regarding sexual violence in Lebanon and the numbers they showed are quite scary to say the least. More importantly, they shed the light on the pathetic sentence that a person who commits incestuous rape gets when compared to the sentence of a person accused of cheque fraud. In fact, a person committed of incestuous rape can get five years while less serious crimes crimes could get…

Article 522 Finally Abolished?

I just read on LBCI, Naharnet and a couple of other media portals that the Lebanese Parliament has officially abolished Article 522 of Lebanon’s Penal Code. Eight months ago, the Parliament’s Administration and Justice committee had agreed to abolish Article 522 but the parliament still needed to vote on it. Article 522 allows the rapist to get away with his crime if he marries the victim. It's about time we get rid of this archaic…
Lebanon

Contact the ICRC If You Know Someone who Went Missing in Times of War

4 months ago
Last year, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched the #TheDayIDisappeared campaign to draw attention to the fate of the individuals who went missing through conflict, disaster and migration and show solidarity with ...
Lebanon

#ByYourSide: How The British Embassy is Helping Lebanese Cope With The Syrian Crisis

5 months ago
A lot of Lebanese believe that foreign embassies and NGOs are showing more support to Syrian refugees in Lebanon and ignoring the Lebanese but that’s definitely not the case when it comes to the British ...
Baladi

After Beirut, Tripoli Gets its own Wall of Kindness

5 months ago
A group of Tripolitans loved the idea behind the Wall of Kindness that was set up in Sodeco a week ago and decided to do the same in Tripoli, one of Lebanon’s largest and poorest ...
Baladi

Lebanon’s Wall of Kindness: Offering Help to Homeless & Needy People

5 months ago
A group of people have apparently heard about the first wall of kindness in Iran and decided to bring a little Kindness to Beirut. Lebanon’s first Wall of Kindness is located in Sodeco along the ...
Lebanon

Why Quotas for Women in Politics are Needed in #Lebanon

6 months ago
Lebanon currently ranks 180th out of 187 countries in the world in terms of women representation in parliament. We scored for years the lowest rates in terms of women political empowerment with less than 3% ...
Lebanon

31 Wedding Dresses Hung in Beirut to Protest Article 522

6 months ago
ABAAD hung 31 wedding dresses on Ain el Mraysseh to protest Lebanon’s law on rape that still allows a rapist to get away with his crime if he marries his victim. The 31 partially-shredded symbolize ...
Fun

Batman to the rescue in the Bekaa

6 months ago
War Child is an international NGO investing helping out children and young people affected by armed conflict. They’ve been doing an amazing work for years now in Lebanon helping out Syrian refugees and they’ve just ...
Health

Mental Health now Covered in Lebanese Hospitals

7 months ago
Mental disorders touch 25% of the Lebanese population according to reports and everyone of us is vulnerable to these mental health issues. We’ve seen plenty of awareness campaigns this year in regards to mental illness ...
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