One Woman Is Killed Every Month as a Result of Family Violence in Lebanon

Join Our March BlackThink of how many lives could have been saved, If Lebanon had a proper law to protect women from violence 

Raising Fists and Voices: Lebanese Women’s Struggle to End Violence

<!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–>  “I don’t believe in a country that turns rapists into suitable husbands”. Those were the kind of banners you could have seen being held by activists should you have walked on the streets of Beirut on January the 14th during the March to Fight Rape organized by Lebanese feminist collective Nasawiya. … Continue reading

On International Land Day: Boycott. Divest. Sanction.

This post was written as part of the Global BDS Action Day, March 30th 2010 On Land Day, as the world will reflect (or not, depending of where you’re coming from) on the situation of the Palestinian people and the daily humiliations and breaches of their rights they have to endure and have been enduring … Continue reading

The Middle East Reflects on the Status of Women…

As you know (or maybe not, but be patient, the Knowledge Will come to You), in 1995, hundreds of delegates from different countries gathered in Beijing and committed to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a document that set a milestone in the history of Women’s Rights. Throughout 2009, governments and NGOs around the … Continue reading

Wanted : Human Rights for Arab Bloggers

Last Thursday, December 10th, was the International Day for Human Rights. I must admit I am not overly impressed by that date, as I consider that every day should be the International Day for Human Rights. Talking with a colleague who was just back (and pretty discouraged) from a meeting related to the rights of … Continue reading

World Aids Day : Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise.

Finance Ministers Meeting: Q&A with international press As you know, World AIDS is happening on Tuesday December 1st. Unfortunately, HIV and AIDS are not issues that are taken seriously enough in the Middle East, let alone the Rights of People Living With HIV. Why not start Keeping the Promise? Follow me while I give you … Continue reading

Lebanese Women: Yes, They Can (They just have to struggle ten times more)

It is a very rare occurrence that my father is all smiles in the morning. Like me, we’re both the grumpy-before-I-had-my coffee kind. It is an even more rare occurrence that my father actually smiles while reading the Lebanese newspapers. A look of contempt and disgust is usually more likely to appear on his face. … Continue reading