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Feb. 8, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Turkey
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Early marriage is also being used as a means of refugees’ escaping poverty and violence in Lebanon and Turkey. The International Rescue Committee reported that child marriages have become more common among Syrian refugees and that adolescent girls are being forced to marry at younger ages, are exposed to more violence in the home and outside it and find it difficult to obtain health care and an education" (para 27).
Feb. 8, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

" 'It is difficult for us to convince the Syrian woman that what she has experienced is violence and to push forward with taking legal action against a man who has abused her,” said a woman who works for Kafa and asked not to be named. “She’s afraid. She’s taught that she has to obey her husband. The culture is the most dangerous thing for a Syrian woman in war. She doesn’t have the right to defend herself' " (para 31).
Feb. 8, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Turkey
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Survival sex by refugees is occurring both in Lebanon and Turkey, with women and young girls with few economic resources and little education being forced into prostitution. Prostitution is illegal in Lebanon but it is practiced in clubs and on the street" (para 26).
Feb. 8, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"A recent Amnesty International report described the sexual harassment and exploitation that female Syrian refugees are subjected to in Lebanon, with women saying that Lebanese men offer them money or help in exchange for sex, taking advantage of their vulnerability" (para 12). "Sexual harassment in Lebanon is not confined to refugees or migrants but can be experienced generally by women in at least the public sphere. A new harassment tracker posted on the Internet by three Lebanese women was inspired by a harassment map developed in Egypt in 2010" (para 16). "Sexual harassment and exploitation are repeatedly linked in reports to the economic hardships facing refugee women in Lebanon and ...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon, United Kingdom, United States
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"International studies (e.g. United Kingdom, Scotland, Lebanon, USA) about the prostitution behaviour of men, conclude that the majority of men who have purchased sexual services consider that the most effective deterrents are: 1. Legislation that prohibits the purchase of a sexual act or sexual services; 2. 'Public shaming' through the publication of personal information in e.g. news media, on public billboards, or through publically displayed posters" (page 7).
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Egypt would not be the first Arab country to establish a Ministry for Women’s Affairs. Other countries, such as Tunisia, Lebanon and Palestine already took this step" (para 2).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In Baakline, 15 people are elected to the city council, including the president of the municipality" (para 2). "Majed also emphasized the importance of the community, telling Al-Monitor, 'Municipalities are a lot about families, not necessarily politics. In small localities, active women get more visibility, especially with their personal network, whereas it's more difficult in bigger cities for women, as parties and big families have a lot of weight there'" (para 8).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"We have to change mentalities [that men are better in politics] by a constant presence in every election..." (para 12).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Bou Kamel is highly involved in her community through her activities with the nongovernmental organization TERRE Liban" (para 3).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Lebanese society is in a period of transition, with a clear shift in female employment, for example, but men are still dominating the public sphere" (para 7).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"According to the National Commission for Lebanese Women, some 600 women were elected during the 2016 municipal elections, an increase of 15% compared to the last elections held in 2010" (para 1). Although more women have been elected in local elections, there are currently only four women in the Lebanese parliament. Rima Majed, a lecturer at the American University of Beirut, told Al-Monitor, “It still shows a very low political representation for women, but municipalities are better than the parliament because women are not representing or related to male politicians" (para 6).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Another problem women face in local elections is that the system is not based on proportionality. The full list either wins or loses...She added, 'If the list containing women fails, women can't reach the municipality.' Yet according to Decree-Law No. 118 of 1977, these elections should be of the majority plurinominal type and not a list system like the parliamentary elections" (para 8-9). "Ghosseini told Al-Monitor it was a real challenge for a woman at that time. 'The electoral list was prepared by compromise with the families and political forces of Baakline. It was not so easy for me to find a place as a woman. The support of Jumblatt ...more
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"Still, women are more independent financially because working is often a financial necessity for a household, and there is an increasing phenomenon of unmarried women, because there are more and more divorces" (para 7).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"One, Women in Front, is an association created to motivate women to participate in the legislative elections that have been pushed from 2014 to 2017. From this group, lawyer Nadine Moussa became the first woman to submit her candidacy for the presidential elections that still have yet to be held" (para 14).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"According to the National Commission for Lebanese Women, some 600 women were elected during the 2016 municipal elections, an increase of 15% compared to the last elections held in 2010" (para 1).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Bou Kamel is highly involved in her community through her activities with the nongovernmental organization TERRE Liban" (para 3). "She met You Stink activists and learned how to mobilize others around her. 'I was lucky that Baakline has many projects in coordination with the European Union, like the one on democratic participation in the municipality,' she said. 'There is a committee for each zone of the city that meets to talk about their issues in order to present them to the municipality'" (para 5).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Chile, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Malta, Nicaragua, Panama, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 18 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

"'The next focus should be to work on amending laws discriminating against women in Lebanese society', Ogasapian [the women's affairs minister] said, adding, 'For example, we need to address discrimination regarding work and social security. Our goal is to bring women and men [together] as equals'" (para 11).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The day after the news broke, the feminist organization Kafa issued a press release condemning the creation of a special ministry for women and the fact that only one minister is a woman. Kafa criticized the idea of one ministry specialized in women’s affairs and said women should not be exiled to one institution" (para 3). "'Our first focus after that is to establish a 30% quota of [women's] participation in the political world, in parliament, the government and inside the ministries themselves,' he added. The quota initiative was announced by Hariri on Jan. 3. The next focus should be to work on amending laws discriminating against women in Lebanese ...more
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, CLCC-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"Two of the main struggles feminist organizations in Lebanon have been leading for years are the right for Lebanese women to [pass on] their nationality to their spouse and children, and amending the domestic violence law to improve protections for women" (para 15).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"If we consider these numbers — 3.1% of women in parliament and only one female minister — we can see clearly that political parties do not support women to run in elections, even in smaller ones like the municipal elections" (para 7).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Hariri's newly appointed government is composed of 29 men and one woman, and a ministry for women's affairs was implemented for the first time in Lebanon" (para 2). "'There have already been women in the ministries of education, finance and social affairs, and no one can deny their ability to fill such positions'" (para 5).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Hariri's newly appointed government is composed of 29 men and one woman, and a ministry for women's affairs was implemented for the first time in Lebanon. Led by Ogasapian, a parliamentarian from the Future Movement and consultant for private and public institutions on social cohesion and women's empowerment, this ministry will have the task of advocating for new laws and amendments favorable to the advancement of women in Lebanese society" (para 2).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Women's rights organizations had expressed dissatisfaction over the appointment of a man to head the new Ministry for Women's Affairs, Jean Ogasapian" (para 1).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Ogasapian reported meeting with women's rights groups to learn about their demands and projects. He said, 'So far, they did a lot and reached some success. They should continue doing so. My work is not to replace them. Instead, I will help them by lobbying in parliament and in the government in order to support their demands'" (para 18).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"Our first focus after that is to establish a 30% quota of [women's] participation in the political world, in parliament, the government and inside the ministries themselves,' [the male minister for women's affairs] added. The quota initiative was announced by Hariri [the prime minister] on Jan. 3" (para 10-11).
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)