Arab Drama TV Shows Helping Normalize Domestic Abuse

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. My question is though: Most of these female actresses are more than capable of influencing the producers/directors and standing for their rights. Why do they accept such roles? And why don't they condemn these scenes? On a different note, how…

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

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, vs. 34,500 in 2018. The stats are based on the number of Lebanese leaving the country every month compared to those returning. I am not really sure how accurate these numbers are, and how does one qualify as an immigrant…
Critiques

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

3 weeks 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

3 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

3 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

3 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 ...
Society

A Valentine Proposal She’ll Never Forget

4 months ago
I did not see that coming to be honest. That’s one proposal she will never forget and that anyone watching it will struggle to forget as well. A powerful and strong message from UNICEF. Well ...
Opinions/critiques

TV Anchors Disappear to Shed Light on Lebanon’s Missing Persons

5 months ago
Over 17,000 people disappeared in Lebanon during the civil war, and little has been done to unveil their fate and comfort their families. In an attempt to shed light on this issue on the International ...
Lebanon

#AFEMENA: The Difference Between Flirting and Harassment

6 months ago
The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) has launched 16 days of activism against Gender based violence and is sharing very powerful and insightful videos to help people understand the difference between flirt and ...
Lebanon

1745: A New Hotline to Report Domestic Violence in #Lebanon

7 months ago
In collaboration with the NGOs KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the National Commission For Lebanese Women (NCLW), the Lebanese internal security forces have issued a new hotline “1745” to receive ...
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