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Madagascar maids: Misery in the Middle East

August 20, 2011

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Poor women are most a risk of being duped into travelling to the Middle East By Hannah McNeishBBC News, Antananarivo19 August 2011 Forced to work as a “slave maid” for wealthy families in Lebanon for 15 years, Abeline Baholiarisoa – a 59-year-old woman from Madagascar – finally achieved her freedom in March. Madagascar’s government chartered […]

Madagascar maids: Misery in the Middle East

August 20, 2011

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Poor women are most a risk of being duped into travelling to the Middle East By Hannah McNeishBBC News, Antananarivo19 August 2011 Forced to work as a “slave maid” for wealthy families in Lebanon for 15 years, Abeline Baholiarisoa – a 59-year-old woman from Madagascar – finally achieved her freedom in March. Madagascar’s government chartered […]

LEBANON Women Prisoners Play the Liberation Role

August 19, 2011

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By Dalila Mahdawi  Drama therapy in a Lebanese prison. Credit:Dalia Khamissy/Catharsis-LCDT. BAABDA WOMEN’S PRISON, Lebanon, Aug 18, 2011 (IPS) – To a soundtrack of almost constant pounding of fists against iron doors, drama therapist Zeina Daccache is trying to capture the attention of a group of women prisoners. Many of the 45 women are suffering […]

LEBANON Women Prisoners Play the Liberation Role

August 19, 2011

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By Dalila Mahdawi  Drama therapy in a Lebanese prison. Credit:Dalia Khamissy/Catharsis-LCDT. BAABDA WOMEN’S PRISON, Lebanon, Aug 18, 2011 (IPS) – To a soundtrack of almost constant pounding of fists against iron doors, drama therapist Zeina Daccache is trying to capture the attention of a group of women prisoners. Many of the 45 women are suffering […]

Lebanon: Law Reform Targets ‘Honor’ Crimes

August 14, 2011

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Lebanese Laws Need Further Overhaul to Curb Gender-Based ViolenceAugust 11, 2011 As a matter of human rights, consensual sexual relationships between adults should never be criminalized, including relationships outside marriage and those between same-sex partners. Lebanon’s penal code provisions on adultery not only discriminate against women, they violate the rights of men and women alike. […]

Lebanon: Law Reform Targets ‘Honor’ Crimes

August 14, 2011

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Lebanese Laws Need Further Overhaul to Curb Gender-Based ViolenceAugust 11, 2011 As a matter of human rights, consensual sexual relationships between adults should never be criminalized, including relationships outside marriage and those between same-sex partners. Lebanon’s penal code provisions on adultery not only discriminate against women, they violate the rights of men and women alike. […]

LEBANON: Hotchpotch of religious laws restricts basic rights

July 20, 2011

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Photo: Jenny Gustafsson/IRINDemonstrating for equal citizenship and equal rights for men and women in Beirut BEIRUT, 19 July 2011 (IRIN) – The demand for equal religious, gender and other treatment for all Lebanese citizens has gained pace with some saying the time has come to review laws that confer inequality, especially on women. “As a […]