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  • Posted by : American University of Beirut

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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture panel Domestic Violence in Lebanon Women around the world suffer from domestic violence, including marital rape and assault, and given the highly sensitive nature of this issue, its scale is difficult to ascertain. Estimates suggest that the prevalence of domestic violence ranges from 20% to as high as 70% in some countries. In December 1999 the United Nations designated November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in order to raise public awareness of the problem on that day each year. This panel examines the issue of domestic violence in Lebanon from legal, personal, political and sociological perspectives. Moderator: Dina Kiwan, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies, at the American University of Beirut Panelists: Jacqueline Hajjar, President of Home of Tenderness/Beit el Hanane Association that provides help and care to abused women Lydia Farah, a lawyer and legal consultant, and also a volunteer for the NGO, KAFA (Enough Violence and Exploitation Against Women) Rihab, a survivor of domestic violence Charbel Nahas, former Lebanese minister of Labor, and minister of telecommunications

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