On paper, Lebanon and the United Nations guarantee Syrian refugees a carefree education. In reality, the travesty requirement for official documents means less than one percent of Syrian children make it to 9th grade.
As women, we can no longer rely on the judge’s compassion or diligence, the psyche or the husband’s morals, or the sympathy of public opinion to obtain our most basic rights. The storm won’t pass, and the suffering won’t end unless we adopt a civil code that ensures equal rights for all Lebanese, regardless of gender or religion.
With its call for “internationalization,” the Maronite patriarchate has played a card as old as Lebanon itself, to save both itself and the country, while placing Hezbollah in a position of direct rivalry with the largest Christian sect in the region.
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.