Why Quotas for Women in Politics are Needed in #Lebanon

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% noting that the Lebanese woman was the first to obtain the right to run for office and vote in the year 1953 before any Arab state and even before Switzerland. Unfortunately, the maximum number of women in parliament was 6…

31 Wedding Dresses Hung in Beirut to Protest Article 522

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 the 31 days in a month that a woman may be raped or forced to marry her rapist as explained by Alia Awada from ABAAD. The installation was done by Lebanese artist Mireille Honein. ABAAD is hoping that MPs will…

Batman to the rescue in the Bekaa

3 weeks 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 ...

Mental Health now Covered in Lebanese Hospitals

1 month 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 ...

#PreventChildAbuse: Break The Silence & Report

1 month ago
The month of April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Himaya, the local NGO working on child protection, is initiating an awareness campaign and asking people to break the silence and report child abuse ...

Remembering The Mothers of the Disappeared

2 months ago
The years are passing by, and nothing is being done to clarify of the 17,000+ missing from Lebanon’s civil war. Their families are still waiting and fighting to learn of their loved ones’ fate. Imm ...

#Ntebho_Online: An Awareness Campaign on Online Threats

2 months ago
If you ever decide to give your child a connected device, it is important to make sure that you are in total control because it’s a big an dangerous virtual world out there, just as ...

Why Lebanese Parents Need to Register Their Children

3 months ago
Believe it or not, there are a lot of Lebanese parents who forget to register the birth of their children. Some of them don’t do it out of ignorance, neglect or simply failing to get ...

Financial Times Take on LBC’s “Take Me Out” (Na2ashet) Show

3 months ago
It’s pretty surprising to find an article on FT.com on LBCI’s controversial show “Take me out” but it’s a good take on the show and a polite bashing of the conservatives and bigots who want ...

Learn to Love #Beirut

3 months ago
So a French astronaut shows interest in our city which he happens to find beautiful, and we just take this opportunity to roll out all our anger and negativity. A foreigner shares his fascination with ...