Human Rights Watch [2016] Report: HR Situation Deteriorating in Lebanon

The Human Rights situation has deteriorated in 2016 in Lebanon according to the Human Rights yearly report, but the end of the presidential vaccuum and the new government's formation present an opportunity to turn the situation around, according to deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch Lama Fakih. We are all hopeful that positive change is coming our way but what happened in the past few days from the Costa Brava scandal to the…

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.…
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Abolish Article 522 of Lebanon’s Penal Code

1 month ago
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 ...
Lebanon

#NotYourAshta Campaign

2 months 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 ...
Critiques

Lebanese Girls Asked If They Would Date a Syrian Guy

2 months 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 ...
Critiques

Religious Court Jails Lebanese Woman For Refusing To Give up Child

2 months 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 ...
Lebanon

SOLIDE Founder & Activist Ghazi Aad Hospitalized and in Critical Condition

2 months 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 ...
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KAFA’s Social Experiment Won 9 International Awards

2 months 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 ...
Health

A Powerful Video by Skoun on Lebanese Police Profiling

3 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 ...
Lebanon

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

4 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 ...
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