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Hundreds march in Beirut
against domestic violence

Mathaf protest

BEIRUT – Hundreds of Lebanese citizens marched in Beirut on Saturday to demand the implementation of a draft law criminalizing abuse against women on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

 

The protest was called for by KAFA (Enough) organization which works towards providing legal protection for women who are victims of domestic abuse.

 

The protesters gathered in front of the National Museum in Beirut and marched towards Badaro and Tayyouneh to finally reach the Justice Palace.

 

A Lebanese parliamentary committee in 2013 approved a draft law on domestic violence, however the legislation has not progressed since.

 

In February, a Lebanese man beat his wife, Manal Assi, to death in Beirut’s Tariq al-Jedideh, sparking outrage and renewed activism aiming to pass the law to protect women.

 

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The protesters gathered in front of the National Museum in Beirut and marched towards Badaro and Tayyouneh to finally reach the Justice Palace.

  • keti.raicheva

    CONGRATULATIONS FOR ALL PROTESTORS!

    March 12, 2014