Library Inaugurated at the Verdun Women Prison

The Ministry of Culture, with the help of the ISF & Interior Ministry, inaugurated a new library at the Barbar El Khazen prison for women in Verdun. The initiative is part of an ongoing project to provide inmates with better facilities and improve prison conditions in Lebanon. Prisons in Lebanon are all extremely overcrowded and their state was once described as "a disgrace and dark record of Lebanon in the field of human rights", as…

The Story of Mohammad El Zo3bi, Tripoli’s Amputee Protester

Mohammad el Zo3bi, Tripoli's amputee protester, is one of the most heartwarming stories of this revolution. El Zo3bi lost his leg in a car accident few years back and was spotted during the many protests cleaning the Tripoli square. Dr Raed Lattouf was able to get in touch with Mohammad and took a personal initiative to help the young man. A month later, Mohammad is now walking on both legs after he got his prosthetic…
Opinions/critiques

Surviving on $4 a Day

5 months ago
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 ...
Art

#LADE Unveils Hamra Mural to Promote #WomenLeadership

5 months ago
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, ...
Lebanon

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

5 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

10 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 ...
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