Lebanese Women’s Struggle in One Infographic

Megaphone shared an infographic showing the various obstacles that Lebanese women had to overcome over the years in their struggle for women's rights, and the many struggles that remain. The infographic showcases ten key stages from 1952 till 2017, to which I added some that I dug online: 1952: Women in Lebanon gained the right to vote only five years after men did. It is worth noting though that their right to vote came with…

Insights Into Men & Gender Equality in Lebanon

Promundo and UN Women, with ABAAD and Connecting Research to Development surveyed 1,050 men and 1,136 women between the ages of 18 and 59, representing both the Lebanese and Syrian populations living in Lebanon and came up with this one of a kind qualitative study on War, Masculinities, and Gender Relations with Lebanese and Syrian Refugee Men and Women. Here are some of the finds and you can read more . - 26% of men…

UN Listens: Submit Your Ideas Today

1 month ago
During the past few years, living in the shadow of the conflict in Syria, it’s easy for many to assume the UN just works with refugees in Lebanon. This though, is far from the case. ...

Verbal Violence Against Lebanese Women in Common Language & Sayings

3 months ago
The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) along with the UNFPA has launched a campaign aimed at shedding light on the verbal violence facing women in the common language and sayings. They basically reversed these ...

Brilliant Campaign on Consensual Sex

3 months ago
I never imagined someone would tweak a Lebanese mom force feeding a guest into a campaign on consensual sex and how it’s wrong to force people to do things against their will. Awesome and creative ...

Alarming Statistics That Show The Reality Of Sexual Violence In Lebanon

4 months ago
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 ...

Article 522 Finally Abolished?

7 months ago
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 ...

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

8 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 ...

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

9 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 ...

After Beirut, Tripoli Gets its own Wall of Kindness

9 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 ...