Surviving on $4 a Day

UNDP shared yesterday a powerful poverty stunt where bank cardholders were only able to withdraw $4 or its equivalent LL6000 from ATMs. When the bank's officer showed up to listen to their complaints, he asked them if they needed more than $4 to survive the day, which obviously took the customers by surprise. According to 2018 stats, 30% of the Lebanese population live on less than 4$/day or 120$/month and around 300,000 are considered extremely…

#LADE Unveils Hamra Mural to Promote #WomenLeadership

LADE unveiled a massive mural in Hamra last week under the hashtag #YouAreANaturalLeader. The mural aims at creating an opposite standpoint on the gender roles in the society and focus on women's ability to lead, as well as breaking stereotypes against women. Art of Change were key to this project as they helped LADE realize their marketing vision by facilitating both the art mural and artists Lea Bou Habib and Eli Zaarour. Here's their statement:…
Lebanon

Speeding-Ticket-Like Brochures Handed to Drivers on Khalde Highway

4 months ago
In September 2018, an 18-year old girl called Amar al Ghali died in a fatal accident caused by a speeding driver on the Khaldeh highway. In an attempt to keep her memory alive and raise ...
Lebanon

BBC Charts: Lebanese Still as Religious in 2019 as They Were in 2013

5 months ago
BBC displayed the findings of the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa on religion in seven different charts, and the outcome was that Arabs are increasingly saying they ...
Critiques

Arab Drama TV Shows Helping Normalize Domestic Abuse

6 months ago
DW shared a two-minute video showing excerpts from the latest Ramadan TV shows where women are being abused by their husbands or parents, and explaining how these shows are helping normalize domestic abuse against women. ...
Opinions/critiques

Over 4,700 Lebanese are Emigrating from #Lebanon Every Month

6 months ago
A Beirut-based research consultancy firm published statistics for the year 2019 regarding the number of Lebanese leaving the country for good, and over 57,000 Lebanese are expected to leave the country by end of 2019, ...
Critiques

Over 55% Unemployment Rates In Tripoli’s Jabal Mohsen, El-Qobbeh, and Tabbaneh

6 months ago
UN-Habitat and UNICEF Neighborhoods 2018 studies of Tripoli’s Jabal Mohsen, El-Qobbeh, and Tabbaneh revealed staggering poverty rates ranging from 55 to 60 percent. In Tabbaneh for ex who’s working age-population (from 15 to 63) is ...
Lebanon

How To Help 3ammo Hamed, The Old Taxi Driver Working with an Oxygen Tank

8 months ago
A picture showing an elderly man driving his taxi while on oxygen has gone viral online, which prompted a Good Samaritan to try locate the old man and see how we can help him. Hadil ...
Baladi

Meet The Female Members of Al Mina’s Municipal Police

9 months ago
Take note Broumana: This is the right way to empower women and encourage them to join the municipal police. You don’t need to “sexualize” them by dressing them in sexy shorts in order to empower ...
Health

Alarming Suicide Numbers in #Lebanon: How You Can Help

9 months ago
According to statistics released by the ISF, the average number of suicide cases throughout the past ten years in Lebanon is 119, with the highest recorded number being 143 in 2017. This means that 1 ...
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