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Ethiopia has decided to move troops into the Tigray capital as the fighting continues.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the police were arresting reported repeat-abusers. Now, judges are working with an NGO to remotely issue restraining orders to protect victims alleging abuse during the lockdown.

Lebanese women press for legal protection against domestic violence

Alessandra Bajec

Lebanese women press for legal protection against domestic violence

Lebanese women are pushing for a serious stance on laws to protect them against domestic violence amid large discontent over an inadequate legal system.

Filipino workers flock to leave crisis-hit Lebanon

The New Arab & agencies

Filipino workers flock to leave crisis-hit Lebanon

The embassy issued a statement linking its offer of a free ticket home to Lebanon's free-falling economy.

Capharnaüm: Tackling child abuse in Lebanon through film

Florence Massena

Capharnaüm: Tackling child abuse in Lebanon through film

From child labour, to physical and emotional abuse, cruelty, early marriage, statelessness and even racism, Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize ...

The New Arab

Abolish Kafala: Lebanon domestic workers protest 'slave like' conditions

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon took to the streets on International Domestic Workers' Day to demand the end of the unjust Kafala system and call for recognition of their rights

The New Arab & agencies

Protesters lambast Lebanese government for 'passiveness against femicide'

Eight women - including a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide - have been killed as a result of male violence since December.

The New Arab & agencies

Woman murdered in Lebanon, in surge of gender-based violence

A woman was murdered by her husband in central Beirut Monday, highlighting the wave of violence against women in the country.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

#SheDefends: Honouring the Middle Eastern women fighting for change

There is a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the Middle East, but progress - and sacrifice - has been made by brave women human ...

Scrapping Lebanon's rape law 'not enough': women's rights group

Sarah Khalil

Scrapping Lebanon's rape law 'not enough': women's rights group

Scrapping the controversial rape law in Lebanon remains a small step towards ending violence against women, KAFA activist Maya Ammar ...

Alessandra Bajec

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

In-depth: Slave labour remains common practice among migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, whose death rate has doubled as a result of suicides ...

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

Alessandra Bajec

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

In-depth: Slave labour remains common practice among migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, whose death rate has doubled as a result of suicides ...

Domestic workers death rate 'doubles' in Lebanon

The New Arab

Domestic workers death rate 'doubles' in Lebanon

Migrant workers in Lebanon are dying at a rate of two every week, Lebanon's intelligence agency says, as rights for domestic employees in the ...

Deportation of activist signals change for Lebanon's migrant workers

Clare Maxwell

Deportation of activist signals change for Lebanon's migrant workers

In-depth: Approximately 250,000 women live in Lebanon as migrant domestic workers. But activists in migrant communities are uniting against ...

Lebanese activists hold fashion event for foreign domestic workers

The New Arab

Lebanese activists hold fashion event for foreign domestic workers

Lebanon's NGO Insan holds its fourth fashion show for the country's foreign domestic workers in Beirut, in an attempt to combat often ...

Mat Nashed

Lebanon's religious courts and prospects of civil laws

Comment: In Lebanon, over 15 personal status laws exist for each of its recognised religions, but how many strive to honour the rights of women and children, questions Mat Nashed.

Rita Bassil

Lebanon's army of foreign maids organise to fight exploitation

Feature: Long marginalised, exploited and abused, domestic workers in Lebanon have started a trade union to defend their rights.

AAAJ and agencies

Dozens reported killed in Saudi bombing of Yemen

Houthi movement says at least 39 people were killed in second night of Saudi-led campaign, as jets attacked military bases and positions around ...

AAAJ and agencies

Saudi bombers pound Yemen for second night

Jets attack military bases and positions around capital and near the port city of Aden, as Saudi-led coalition widens its air campaign against ...

Tackling the scourge of domestic violence in Lebanon

Abdel Rahman Urabi

Tackling the scourge of domestic violence in Lebanon

International Women's Day: Pressure group Kafa creates new information film to highlight Lebanon's new law on domestic violence.

Lana Asfour

Longlist announced for international "Arabic Booker" fiction prize

This year, 16 novels from 10 countries have been selected to compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction - and the longlist includes ...

Longlist announced for international "Arabic Booker" fiction prize

Lana Asfour

Longlist announced for international "Arabic Booker" fiction prize

This year, 16 novels from 10 countries have been selected to compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction - and the longlist includes ...

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