Reforms that could make more women equal to men, and less vulnerable to violence, have languished in Parliament and across institutions. Their lack of passage has entrenched gender discrimination while directly contributing to Lebanon’s situation today.
Unable to breathe, Ahmad woke up in the middle of the night suffocating and was in urgent need of hospitalization. Um Ibraheem rushed him to the hospital for ventilation but the economic crisis has severely stripped hospitals of the equipment necessary to treat his case.
The recent killing of a young female doctor in Cairo was no incident. It was an extreme yet logical consequence of a Stasi-like system of 1,000 eyes, in which doormen and neighbors serve as moral watchdogs over any woman who dares living alone.
Camille had a breast reduction for medical reasons. The surgeon promised her a “harmonious look,” yet she ended up with “breasts that no longer look like breasts.” A story about medical malpractice, and not having a legal foot to stand on.
Kim Ghattas could not have chosen a more optimal timing to unveil her latest work, entitled “Black Wave, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and The Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, And Collective Memory In The Middle East”
Diana Semaan- Amnesty International Syria Researcher
As I have been watching events unfurl in Lebanon I can’t help but ask myself: Is the use of excessive force and arbitrary detention by security forces in Lebanon against protesters eerily reminiscent of the conduct of security forces in Syria?