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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

6.0
Sept. 5, 2021, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-LAW-1

"In the case of Lebanon, there have been several normative and institutional measures adopted to address violence against women in the past few years, including among others, the passing of the domestic violence law in 2014, the establishment of a national technical working group on ending violence against women in 2012, and the repeal of article 562 of the Lebanese Criminal Code of 2011" (para 5).
Sept. 5, 2021, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"In the case of Lebanon, there have been several normative and institutional measures adopted to address violence against women in the past few years, including among others...the repeal of article 562 of the Lebanese Criminal Code of 2011. The effect of the repeal is that a person who without premeditation kills or harms a 'spouse, ancestor, descendant or sibling' whom he catches in the act of adultery or fornication, or a partner to the act, no longer benefits from mitigating circumstances. This is an important development to address the impunity that surrounds gender-related killings of women" (para 5).
Sept. 5, 2021, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"I would also like to commend the initiatives of the ABAAD Resource Center for Gender Equality for bringing together religious leaders and other civil society participants in an international platform to discuss the problem of violence against women in Lebanon" (para 1). This was a letter written by Professor Rashida Manjoo to a panel discussion about violence against women in Lebanon (CAT - CODER COMMENT). "While these are indeed positive steps toward the elimination of violence against women, I have repeatedly argued that any measures adopted will not bring about substantive change if not implemented within a holistic approach that simultaneously targets the empowerment of women, social transformation to address...more
Aug. 12, 2021, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"The share of Lebanese women in terms of informality (44%) is lower than that of men (63%), because they are concentrated in the formal sector, whether governmental or private. The situation in Lebanon stands out as a striking phenomenon for an average income country, with a high rate of self-employment, affecting 36% of Lebanese male workers. Poverty and child labor rates remain significant" (4). "These results are also different from those known on women's informal labor in the MENA countries, which account for 35% of women's informal non-agricultural labor. The proportion in Mauritania is 78%, 65% in Yemen and Lebanon" (10).
Aug. 12, 2021, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Lebanon
Variables: MULV-DATA-1

"For women's unwaged informal labor, the highest proportions are seen in Bahrain (54%) and Lebanon (58%) due to the importance of female domestic labor for female migrant workers. It is worth noting that these two countries are characterized by a percentage of women's informal waged labor higher than the total (higher than that of males)"(8-9).
Aug. 5, 2021, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

Lebanese women are outraged over three more femicides, as the government reveals that domestic violence has doubled during lockdown.
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The official figures reflect a similar trend noted by women's rights organisation ABAAD, which saw calls to its helpline triple to 4,127 in 2020, up from 1,375 in 2019"(para 19).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"Lebanon outlawed sexual harassment and reformed its domestic violence law in December but it does not criminalise marital rape and personal laws administered by religious courts discriminate against women in matters like divorce and child custody"(para 15).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"A beauty queen has allegedly been strangled to death by her husband in Lebanon, becoming the latest victim in a spate of domestic abuse killings in the country[...]'Lebanese media often help enshrine the idea that men can get away with these crimes,' said Hayat Mirshad, co-director at Fe-Male, a local feminist group"(para 1, 12).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"Women's rights activists welcomed Lebanon's amendment in December of its 2014 domestic violence law to include violence 'resulting from' marriage, but local lawyers say it is unclear if this applies to divorced women, leaving a legal loophole"(para 24).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In new figures shared with the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) said domestic violence reports doubled last year, with 1,468 cases received in the last 12 months, up from 747 during the previous year"(para 15).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"'We've seen many cases where men divorce women after they abuse them' to escape prosecution in civil courts, said Manal Majed, a lawyer with the Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering, a women's rights group.'Women still have few protections from aggressors in positions of power over them'"(para 25-26).
June 29, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"The vast majority of workers who travel to Lebanon for employment using the kafala system come from deprived backgrounds and are often unaware of their rights" (para 7).
June 29, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"In 2008, Human Rights Watch found that migrant domestic workers in Lebanon were dying at a rate of more than one per week from suicide or in failed escapes" (para 24).
June 29, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"Mary, another domestic worker, said that her employer would force her to work for 19 hours every day, for seven days a week, without a break or a day off" (para 17).
June 29, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Lebanon has nearly 250,000 migrant domestic workers, the vast majority of them women. They are given the right to work in the country via the kafala system, a common form of sponsorship used across the Middle East that ties the legal residency of migrant workers to their employers" (para 5).
June 29, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, CWC-DATA-4

"Lebanon has nearly 250,000 migrant domestic workers, the vast majority of them women. They are given the right to work in the country via the kafala system, a common form of sponsorship used across the Middle East that ties the legal residency of migrant workers to their employers. The workers come from African and Asian countries, primarily Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Philippines and Sri Lanka" (para 5-6).
June 29, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are facing physical and mental abuse at the hands of their employers because of the country's use of the 'kafala' sponsorship system, a new report has revealed... [Amnesty International] has exposed a pattern of abuse faced by maids working and living inside Lebanon. Testimony collected by Amnesty from 32 female domestic workers, recruitment agencies and diplomats for the 'Their House is My Prison' report showed workers faced having their passports confiscated, salaries withheld and restrictions on their movement and food" (para 1-3). "The vast majority of workers who travel to Lebanon for employment using the kafala system come from deprived backgrounds and are often unaware...more
June 21, 2021, 5:37 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Lebanon adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2019 for the period 2019-2022...The objectives of the NAP reflect the pillars of UNSCR 1325, with specific focus on increasing women’s full participation in decision-making processes in the political, diplomatic, and economic domain as well as in the security and defense sectors. As such, the NAP contextualizes the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda by grounding the discussion in Lebanon’s national legal and strategic frameworks and persisting challenges of advancing women’s rights in the personal, political, and legal realms. The NAP also connects these discussions to the international human rights framework as well as promoting an integrated agenda by linking WPS...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
June 7, 2021, 6:26 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of the Lebanese Republic enters reservations regarding article 9 (2), and article 16 (1) (c) (d) (f) and (g) (regarding the right to choose a family name). In accordance with paragraph 2 of article 29, the Government of the Lebanese Republic declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 1 of that article" (para 37).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Lebanon" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Lebanon was 16.7 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Lebanon was 16.7 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Lebanon was 31.2% (p 68).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

3.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

3.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

2.0
April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Lebanon does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.