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Frank McKenzie, the head of U. Many of those warnings have come from the United States, which historically has committed large s of troops isa including more than who were killed in the s when the U. Recent U. Unrest in the Palestinian territories has historically spilled into Lebanon, where thousands of Palestinians have lived as refugees since the state of Israel was created in Additionally, the strong influence of Hezbollah has led some analysts to describe Lebanon as a satellite state of Iran.

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Randa Slim, Lebaon analyst at the Washington-based think tank Middle East Institute, cites competing visions for the future of Lebanese politics and economics. Men tend to make more than women causing a vast gender wage gap.

Women in Lebanon[ edit ] Lebanon is guided by 15 or more religious codes and courts including Shi'aSunniMaronite Christiansand Druze parties, all of which "compete to preserve narrow sectarian interests, not those of a unified Lebanon". As most contemporary Lebanese women are not known for their contributions outside of the world of scholars, many women's movements go undocumented and are brushed under the rug by the patriarchal government.

She lives with three others in a cramped attic. In most Middle Eastern countries, Lebanese women are regarded as symbols of the nation, not necessarily as active members.

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Many diplomatic missions in the country, such as the Kenyan embassy, help serve as a go-between with Lebanese authorities, but do not cover expenses. Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are caught in a bind. She says she escaped her sponsors a year ago after her boss sexually harassed her. For example, Article 7 of the constitution of Lebanon asserts that all citizens should have equal rights and duties regardless of gender.

Many of her friends, Wendy says, have resorted to sex work as they wait to go home. Though Lebanese women have the right to attend school, get a job in Womeb, etc.

The national anti-trafficking steering committee continued to coordinate anti-trafficking efforts during the reporting period. In October, BM decided to shift its strategy and take its calls for change to the streets. Lisa, a year-old Ethiopian woman, survives on a dollar a day. Analysts call it the biggest danger Lebanon has faced since its devastating civil war.

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These political parties are almost all men dominated, and the women that do head these parties are often only there because they are a part of one of the political families and have been put in place for power often because of a sudden death or lack of men left to run Lebanoon the family. This is dangerous because it is a form of rogue censorship of what is happening on the ground.

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No one can just sit back and not help. The government did not, however, report prosecuting any perpetrators of forced labor of adults, including domestic servitude, despite reports of the prevalence of the ysa in the country. Around 1, mostly female nationals have applied to return — hundreds have already been evacuated, according to the embassy.

Others with smaller diplomatic missions, such as the Kenyan and Ethiopian Lebanoon, require their citizens to pay hundreds of dollars in penalty fees in addition to the price of their plane tickets, and take months to legally clear them for travel.

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A domestic worker walks her employer's dog on the streets of Beirut. But her ex-employer has pressed charges against her. In the daytime, they gather around a coffee table where they drink tea and plan their single meal of the day.

Additionally, the strong influence of Hezbollah has led some analysts to describe Lebanon as a satellite state Adult singles dating in Red oak, Virginia (VA). Iran. Every single mother has already lived a horrible tragedy Lebanno getting to the birth phase and raising her child alone. These figures are extremely outdated and are based on a census of the country that was taken in the year Analysts say the lack of a unified set of demands and the prominence of fringe groups in the protests is working against the demonstrators because it is keeping away moderates and failing to generate mass support.

Lebanese women won the right to vote in For example, if the male spouse is an adulterer before Womn his adulterous act is questioned on whether it was done in the marital home or the adulterous relationship become public; however, the woman if accused of adulterous acts anywhere anytime no matter the circumstance is automatically convicted. This Parliament is composed entirely of people who openly practice patriarchal religion.

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Lady wants casual sex Salado These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. Some of the smaller consulates, according to rights groups, do not help at all. There were other forms of providing, such as information at a low, only having Wmoen hospitals giving written information regarding care during the labor as well as delivery.

Yet she maintains hope that she can return to Ethiopia before her children outgrow the new clothes and shoes that she bought for them. She waited in detention for two weeks before she was deported home, according to the diplomat. While Lebanon is often seen as a very liberal country, arguably the most liberal country within the Middle East, the systematic oppression of women is still prevalent.

However, "all the schools concur that any discharge that occurs before a girl reaches the age of nine years cannot possibly be menstrual; it is due to disease or injury. Gifts for her 8-year-old boys — football shoes, dress shirts, trousers and boots — spill out of her luggage. The second attempt was to convince the women to have an abortion.

Moments later, the Kenyan domestic worker was told to never touch food with her bare, black hands again. Suggestions to amend the law included removal of the segment outlining marital Womem as a crime. Migrant women are trapped in Lebanon, left to fend for themselves against abuse and poverty.

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Autonomous religious courts administer these laws with little or no government oversight and make it more difficult for women than for men to terminate unhappy or abusive marriages, to ensure their rights concerning their children after divorce, and to secure financial support or settlements from a former spouse. There are few organizations for single mothers to turn to, and centers supported by official bodies to help them organize their affairs have yet to be established.

These efforts included convicting more traffickers and referring more trafficking victims to NGO protection services than in the reporting period. The government, they say, should issue temporary amnesty for undocumented workers, a move that would accelerate their return, mitigate the cost of repatriation and alleviate fears of seeking legal recourse.

The NGO continued to report an increased level of professionalism, sensitivity, and awareness among DGS officials and investigators, which allowed the NGO to more effectively identify victims among detainees. Foreign workers without valid residence Lebamon work permits were subject to detention for one to two months—or longer in some instances—followed Womeh deportation. During the reporting period, the Internal Security Forces ISF investigated 32 suspected cases of sex trafficking and child trafficking, involving at least 12 victims.

The groups protesting the system that was put in place after the civil war in range tremendously, Slim said. One such project, Who is Isa, was deed after IWSAW conducted research to determine how many contemporary Lebanese women in professional positions are widely known to the public. The DGS reported that 84 of the cases resulted in the following outcomes: referral to judicial or law enforcement authorities for further investigation, payment of back wages to workers, repatriation of migrant workers, and denying or restricting employers and sponsors from hiring migrant workers, including domestic workers.

This NGO group wrote letters to the Cabinet of Ministers which later stated that they would vie for legal reform and protect women against family violence. Leaving the country becomes a longer process and a more complicated process.


Julia has been in Lebanon for five years and wants to be back home with her kids in Ethiopia. During the reporting period, MOSA coordinated with an international organization to provide technical support for the development of a law to create a victim assistance fund; the law remained in draft form at the end of the reporting period. A large of women's organizations also focus on lobbying and aim to research and publish their findings on women to influence policy makers and the judicial system.