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Latest items for Lebanon

Nov. 10, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Ghida Anani, the founder and director of Abaad, a women’s rights group in Lebanon told The Times the repeal was 'the first step to changing the mind-set and traditions.For us it’s the start,'Anani said. 'Now the awareness and behavioral campaign will start to make women aware that it’s no longer an option: He cannot escape punishment.' Abaad’s campaign tactics included erecting billboards that showed women wearing bloodied bridal gowns captioned with 'A white dress doesn’t cover up rape.' The group also hung soiled dresses along the Corniche, Beirut’s famous seaside promenade" (p 3-5)
Nov. 10, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, LRW-LAW-4, MARR-LAW-1

"Under sustained pressure from Arab women’s groups, Lebanon has followed in the footsteps of Jordan and other Arab countries in repealing a law that gives rapists amnesty from prosecution if they marry their victims" (p 1)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the Middle East and North Africa, seven countries or autonomous regions have legislation or regulations on domestic violence: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia"(4)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"In the Middle East and North Africa, seven countries or autonomous regions have legislation or regulations on domestic violence: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia"(4)
Oct. 28, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Philippines, Tajikistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2

“These laws [which allow rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims] enable societies to make sexual relations more respectable, as it is often considered problematic in some cultures, Sen said. The penal codes in these countries do not approach rape as violence or abuse, but focus more on the idea that sexual contact occurred outside of marriage” (p 4)
Oct. 28, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Philippines, Tajikistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

“But these laws [which allow rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims] are still on the books in countries as far apart as the Philippines, Lebanon and Tajikistan” (p 3)
Sept. 28, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The report highlights a recent case in Lebanon where a 24-year-old man who raped a 12-year-old girl tried to marry her to avoid punishment. Although her parents declined, they have not pushed for his prosecution, and because of the social stigma surrounding rape victims they have betrothed the girl to a relative" (para 19-20).
Sept. 28, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"From Lebanon where a rapist can escape punishment if he marries his victim to India where rape within marriage is legal, bad laws are underpinning a global 'epidemic of sexual violence', legal experts said on Monday" (para 1). "Kirkland said Lebanon, Bahrain, Jordan and Iraq were discussing revising laws allowing rapists to escape justice" (para 18).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

14.0
Sept. 22, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Lebanese activists ramped up their campaign to scrap a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, with a dramatic installation on Saturday along Beirut's sunny seafront" (1).
Sept. 6, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-3, LRW-LAW-4

"The laws were built around patriarchal attitudes that link a family’s honor directly to a woman’s chastity; the marriage option is aimed at shielding the victim’s family from ‘the scandal,’ as one victim’s brother put it in an interview" (p 2)
Sept. 6, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Such provocative public awareness campaigns are part of a new push in Lebanon and across the Middle East to repeal longstanding laws that allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution if they marry their victims" (p 2)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

3.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

8.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

8.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ATC-SCALE-2

0.0