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Lebanon protesters march over domestic violence bill
« on: March 09, 2014, 03:59:03 AM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-26502445

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Thousands of people have marched through Beirut to demand politicians in Lebanon pass a law against domestic violence.

The rally, which coincided with International Women's Day, was led by relatives of victims.

Lebanon is viewed as the one of the most liberal countries in the Middle East, but has no law protecting women from violence by family members.

The new bill has languished amid stiff opposition from religious figures.

There are no national statistics on domestic violence in Lebanon.

But campaigners say one woman is killed by her husband every month on average, while thousands are subjected to physical or verbal abuse every year.


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