Parliament’s Administration and Justice Committee Agreed to Abolish Article 522

Update: Just to be clear, the committee agreed to scrap the article but the parliament still needs to vote on it. Also LBCI reported that the committee has only agreed so far to scrap it but will "hold another meeting on Dec.14 to work out the details involved in canceling Article 522." Article 522 was FINALLY abolished today by the Parliament's Administration and Justice Committee, as confirmed by MP Robert Ghanem who heads the committee.…

Abolish Article 522 of Lebanon’s Penal Code

Article 522 in the Lebanese Penal Code allows rapists to get away with their crime if they marry the woman they raped. That article was meant to preserve the “honor and dignity of the victim’s family”, which is a utter nonsense and total BS. Few months back, there was a proposal to cancel that law but the bill was referred to Speaker Nabih Berri and there were no updates ever since and I doubt there…

#NotYourAshta Campaign

2 weeks ago
THE KIP Project on Gender and Sexuality has launched the #NotYourAshta campaign to shed light on the issue of street harassment in Lebanon. The campaign kicked off on November 14 and ends on November 25 ...

Lebanese Girls Asked If They Would Date a Syrian Guy

3 weeks ago
A group of Lebanese female students were asked if they would date a Syrian and all of them said no because they come from a different culture. Some of the answers were really dumb but ...

Religious Court Jails Lebanese Woman For Refusing To Give up Child

1 month ago
The arrest of Fatima Hamzeh for refusing to give up her child earlier this week has sparked a public backlash and there’s a planned protest tomorrow in front of the Supreme Islamic Shi’ite Council. Hamzeh ...

SOLIDE Founder & Activist Ghazi Aad Hospitalized and in Critical Condition

1 month ago
[Update 16/11/2016]: Ghazi Aad has passed away this morning. Hundreds of Lebanese families have been trying for years to uncover the fate of their relatives which are missing or still detained in Syrian prisons and ...

KAFA’s Social Experiment Won 9 International Awards

1 month ago
The #ChildMarriage social experiment that Lebanese NGO Kafa produced last year and that was reproduced in New York earlier this year has won 9 international awards so far including: – Facebook EMEA awards ( Facebook ...

A Powerful Video by Skoun on Lebanese Police Profiling

2 months ago
Skoun, a Lebanese Addictions Center, has launched its “Know Your Rights campaign in order to “empower, educate and shed the light on the harms caused by punitive drug control in Lebanon”. Lebanese shouldn’t be afraid ...

An Animated Song On Women’s Rights & Gender Equality in #Lebanon

2 months ago
“In My Hand” is an animated song about gender equality and women rights. It was written by Michelle Keserwany & Noel Keserwany, the same girls who wrote “Zaffatleh el tari2” and “Panique bil Parlement“. Women ...

The Lebanese Civil War Still Haunts Families of Disappeared

3 months ago
The International Day of the Disappeared is observed on the 30th of August every year and was created to draw attention to the fate of the individuals who went missing through conflict, disaster and migration ...