#Syrian #refugee #women in #Lebanon take heart from #Antigone – in pictures A reimagining of Antigone by Syrian refugee women in Beirut throws up timeless questions about gender, authority and insurrection, and is providing a #healing #experience. The #play runs 10-12 December at #Theatre al-Madina in Beirut, Lebanon
Syrian refugee women in Lebanon take heart from Antigone – in pictures
Diaspora - Being a refugee woman in Lebanon is a photographic project born with the aim to be helpful to refugee women in Lebanon. I will go to Beirut, Tripoli and Sidon to highlight the issues they are living with every day. At the end of the work an exhibit will take place virtually and, in some european cities, live. With your support I can get there. This is the link to support my campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/beingarefugeewoman
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Girl Power! Lebanese Women Seek Greater Role in Politics
Lebanese women seek greater participation in the country’s political life as high-ranking government officials are discussing the possibility of creating a quota for women in Lebanon’s parliament.
Shortfalls in international assistance and discriminatory policies imposed by the Lebanese authorities are creating conditions that facilitate the exploitation and abuse of women refugees in Lebanon, said Amnesty International in a new report published ahead of the Syria Donors Conference in London on February 4.
More than 4.8 million refugees have fled Syria as a result of the ongoing violence in their country. And more than 1 million of those have found refuge in Lebanon. Many of the refugees are young, and one in four Syrian women in Lebanon are married before they turn 18.Taghride, 15 Image: Magnus Wennman /ibl/rex
This article corresponds with chapter 2, Women's Low Status and Power and specifically when the chapter discusses rape and sexual violence. This article describes how women in Lebanon are protesting a new law that allows rapists to marry their victims to escape sentencing.