Beirut, the Lebanese capital, and Jounieh, a coastal town about 10km 6. A GS officer estimated that there are at least women and girls who have been forced into prostitution in these areas. But the numbers are hard to verify because of the hidden nature of the problem. The plight of these women is compounded by the way the law is applied in Lebanon.
The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon
Lebanon - Teen girls
BEIRUT Reuters -Leading Lebanese parties lambasted charges brought against the prime minister and three former ministers over the Beirut port explosion on Friday, highlighting the political minefield facing the investigation. The heavily armed, Shi'ite Muslim Hezbollah movement said the charges smacked of political targeting, joining a wider pushback by influential parties against the allegations of negligence made by Judge Fadi Sawan. Four months since the port blast that killed people, injured thousands and destroyed entire districts, victims are still awaiting the result of the investigation. Leaders had promised it would come within days. The August explosion, one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts on record, was caused by a massive quantity of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely for years.
Syria Refugee Women & Girls Sold into Sexual Slavery in Lebanon
Riot police in vehicles and on foot rounded up protesters, according to Reuters. Dozens of people were wounded and detained. Prime minister Saad Hariri blamed his partners in government for obstructing reforms that could ward off economic crisis. He gave them a hour deadline to stop blocking him, hinting he may otherwise resign. Either our partners in government and in the nation give a frank response to the solution, or I will have another say.
Through their unprecedented theater initiative, entitled Scheherazade in Baabda , these "murderers of husbands, adulterers and drug felons" reveal their stories—tales of domestic violence, traumatic childhoods, failed marriages, forlorn romances, and deprivation of motherhood. The women of Baabda Prison share their personal stories, and in doing so, hold up a mirror to Lebanese society and all societies that repress women. Women in Lebanon face discrimination in law and practice. Discriminatory provisions in personal status laws, determined by an individual's religious affiliation, significantly harm and disadvantage women—including unequal access to divorce and, in the event of divorce, child custody. There is no civil law on a minimum age of marriage, which is instead determined by an individual's religious sect.