Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Who is Hosting the most refugees?


5 facts you didn’t know about Syrian refugees in Lebanon


Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Wed, 21 May 2014 Author: Magda Mis and Ye Li Every fifth person in Lebanon is a Syrian refugee – the highest concentration of refugees per capita in the world. An equivalent influx to the UK would be 14 million refugees. Follow this link to find out about the 5 facts […]

Regional differences in the conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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A good paper written by Sam van Vliet and Guita Hourani. “This paper explores these variations by analyzing, first, differences among host communities and, second, by examining the dissimilarities among geographic settlements. The paper reveals that the conditions of Syrian refugees depend on the geographical areas of their settlement within Lebanon. Host-refugee relations also show a direct […]

Another victim of domestic violence


This time, it was the 24 years old Rakya Mounzer. Last week, in Bourj Barajneh, a suburb of Beirut, Rakya wanted a divorce. Instead, the pregnant young woman was shot an killed by her husband. According KAFA , a Lebanese NGO involved in the fight against domestic violence, Rakya husband was arrested . The same […]

Mother’s day in Lebanon


Today is the first day of spring and at the same time it is Mother’s day in Lebanon. In this occasion, I would like to bow in front of every mother who have lost a child during Lebanon’s civil war, their loss can’t be replaced. A salute to every mother who still doesn’t know the […]

A Major win for Gay rights in Lebanon


Judge Naji El Dahdah presiding over a case prosecuting homosexuality has ruled that a notorious piece of legislation criminalizing gay sex is not valid. The judge cleared a transsexual woman of having a same-sex relationship with a man, an act criminalized under Article 534 of Lebanon’s penal code. The article prohibits having sexual relations that are “contradicting […]

Art censorship

According to Beirut.con article, On May 8, Fransabank launched the 9th edition of its JABAL exhibition at Hotel Le Gray to great success, with 18 of the 25 artists having sold their artwork during the launching event alone. But one artist’s work – which appears in JABAL’s official catalogue – never made it to the actual […]

Dictateur” ‘s owner assaults clients for protesting breach of smoking ban


I received the following and would like to share with you. On February 14, what began as a fun Valentine’s night for Dalal Mawad at Dictateur in Gemmayze took a turn for the worse. Dalal was doing her job as a responsible citizen by complaining about indoor smoking at the pub, but the manager was […]

Lebanese Mufti issues a fatwa against civil marriage

Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim authority, Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani issued the fatwa branding as an apostate any Muslim politician who approves civil marriage legislation. “Any Muslim with legal or executive authority in Lebanon who supports the legalisation of civil marriage is an apostate and outside the religion of Islam,” he said on the website […]

Syrian Orthodox and Catholics appeal for aid in Hassake

Source: Fides Hassake (Agenzia Fides) – Hassake, the capital of Mesopotamia (Eastern Syria), is a ghost town, isolated from the rest of the world. The population is suffering from the cold weather, there is no fuel, water is scarce, there is only one hour of electricity a day. Over 25 thousand Christians (Syrian Orthodoxs, Syrian […]

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