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My friend posted this picture on his wall, showing the new Job description of the husband / father during coronavirus pandemic.

We have all received a lot of jokes around new job descriptions during COVID19 . But i decided to take a minute to share what i was discussing with friends and colleagues .

We are all working. Mums and dads from home. And now with remote schooling we are all now being transformed into teachers  . For those who have little kids . We need to stay with them, explain , teach. All of this while working. As deadlines and working from home means work. We all have working priorities we need to meet .

Keeping the burden on the mother shoulders only is not Ok.

Usually mothers are the ones who clean the house too , care for children, have to cook… in brief all what we call in the gender “jargon” , the unpaid burden .

I think it is Wonderful that my friend shared this. He is an HR manager and dad. He can help raise awareness on the unfair distribution of care work especially with the difficult corona crisis and all the mental, economical, social crisis it creates.

For me the husband/dad  should always have all these tasks in his job description…. but usually because of gender roles that are socially given the “father” prefers to play the role of the “only breadwinnner” “helping” his wife when he is very “generous” in normal “parenting roles”.

Something that Urgently Need to change.

#Carework #genderoles

 

Rita Chemaly

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J’ai vu cela sur le mur d’une amie. On a tente de le refaire sur notre mini balcon. Les enfants ont droit a un peu de soleil. (Le samedi au Liban nous avons droit a un beau soleil)  Apres 3 semaines de confinement on a vite cherche des chapeaux. Pas besoin de grand chose:

Des feuilles, un peu de soleil et des  crayons avec papier… des dinosaures ou autres formes simples a dessiner en ombre…

Les enfants s’amusent a reproduire des formes.

Parents vous avez 15 minutes de pause 🙂

Rita em Jn w raf

 

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Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

Lina Abou Habib | Wednesday, April 1, 2020

IFI op-ed 14 (2020)

The term “feminist” is used because it goes beyond working toward equality and rights of women.  Feminist change means dismantling the patriarchal beliefs, systems, and institutions that oppress women, girls, trans, intersex and non-binary people globally. This includes the dominant economic system, which makes its profits from the exploitation of people and nature.  Achieving equality within these systems is not enough. We want to change – indeed, transform the systems themselves.

 

Source: Toward a Feminist Funding Ecosystem, AWID, October 2019

Global feminist mobilization to respond to COVID-19 

The COVID-19 pandemic generated a vast array of responses, analyses, and insights from global feminist movements. In this essay, I will try to highlight the key issues and concerns that feminists raised, as well as recommendations that were brought forward for immediate action and for thinking through ways to envision a post-COVID-19 world.

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Avec le confinement a la maison et la distanciation sociale,  il est difficile d’amuser les enfants confines dans les petits appartements.

Une des videos envoyees par les profs d’arabe de CP au Grand lycee etait pour apprendre la difference entre masculin et feminin haza et hazihi aux enfants. هذا او هذه

J’ai decide de retravailler la video envoyee et la transformer en  jeu pour amuser et en meme temps apprendre des mots a mon petit de 3 ans et a ecrire a mon grand de 6 ans.

Les cartes ont ete ecrites par mon grand en dictee. Sur du papier deja utilise ( le reuse du recyclage, 1ere lecon. )

2eme lecon la dictee des mots en arabe a mon grand. La difficulte les mots avec t marbouta est apparue. Sa  prof m’ a conseille de lui poser la question c’est une chose? Un animal ? Un humain? Ou un verbe ? Quelque chose qu’on fait? (Thks reine! )

شاحنة: التاء الطويلة ت او التاء المربوطة

3eme lecon,  mon grand  fils lisait les cartes mikkasson, avec an kaf et pas simple k. مقص كوب Koubon, la difference entre sson et le simple s .الفرق بين الصاد و السين

الفرق بين الكاف و القاف.

4 eme lecon: Le jeu chaque carte doit etre placee sous هذا ou هذه

5eme lecon : les enfants vont a la recherche des objets dans le chaos qu’est devenu notre ‘salon’ durant le confinement. Mon petit de 3ans a trouve de la difficulte : il ne sait pas c’est quoi voiture en arabe , ni verre, ni camion , ni ciseaux, ni poisson, ni chien 😦 mon grand a du lui traduire . Comme quoi on doit leur parler en arabe a la maison.

 

La derniere lecon a chaque fois qu’il y a t marbouta c’est feminin هذا كلب هذه كلبة

Les mots :

ظراقة، دبدوب، قلم، كوب، كلب، سمكة، سيارة، قطار، شاحنة، مقص، مقلمة،

Mais le jeu etait tres rigolo, ils ont adore aller a la peche des jouets. Cela nous a permis de ranger dans des sacs chaque categorie de jouets. J’espere que le rangement va tenir dans des sacs pour plus qu’une demie heure 🙂 🙂

Voila les photos! Une activite qui a pris une demie heure pour le jeu et une 10aine de minutes pour la dictee lors de la phase preparatoire.

Rita em jn et raf!

#confinement #distanciation #COVID19 #CORONA  #Liban

 

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Bonjour

Avec nos enfants confines avec le COVID 19

J’ai trouve que creer un Volcan avec eux peut aider  . Une activite rapide, qui ne sali pas beaucoup et ne demande pas beaucoup de preparations.

Pour creer le volcan et son cratere nous avons voulu reutiliser les capsules en plastiques qui viennent avec les medicaments et le carton d’un rouleau WC que nous avons entoure d’aluminium en deuxieme usage.

Voila 1ere lecon de cette activite ludique la reutilisation ‘reuse’.

Bon comment faire les volcans?

Mettre une petite cuillere de Bicarbonate de soude ( a acheter en sachets du supermarche) nous avons acheter aruba de chez aoun supermarche a 900LL seulement.

Ajouter une goutte du produit vaisselle ( le fairy  que nous utilisons deja a la maison)

Et puis les enfants ajoutent le Vinaigre blanc. ( un petit verre , on essaye avec la pipette du panadol mais a la fin ils ont prefere verse directement le vinaigre pour un plus grand effet moussant.

Effet moussant garanti! Les enfants ont aime cette “reaction chimique”.

 

Voila!

Rita em jeannoel et rafael

#corona #covid19 #mumathome #kids

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تسعى كفى من خلال حملة “فكروا فيا” التي أطلقتها يوم الجمعة 2 شباط 2018 وتبنّتها وزارة العمل اللّبنانيّة، إلى فتح حوارٍ بنّاء مع أصحاب العمل اللّبنانيّين حول مسائل عادةً ما يواجهونها في علاقتهم مع عاملة المنزل. وقد اختارت كفى لتحقيق هذا الهدف ثلاثة سيناريوهاتٍ شائعة استوحتها من أرض الواقع وجسّدتها في ثلاثة فيديوهات وملصقات إعلانيّة، أرادت كفى عبرها أن تظهر مدى ارتباك العديد من أصحاب العمل في التعاطي مع عاملات المنازل اللّواتي يوظّفونهنّ في ظلّ نظام كفالة مُسبِّب لمعظم الانتهاكات التي تتعرّض لها العاملات في لبنان. هذا النظام نفسه الذي يحدّد، إلى حدّ بعيد، شكل تصرّفات أصحاب العمل مع العاملات ويؤثّر في إرساء ممارساتهم السلبيّة اليوميّة معهنّ ومواقفهم العامّة اتجاههنّ.لا تُظهر حملة “فكروا فيا” صاحب/ة العمل بصورة المُصمِّم على ارتكاب الانتهاك وغير الآبه بأوضاع العاملة وحقوقها، إنّما بصورة المُرتبِك والحائر والخاضع للظرف السائد و”ما يقوم به الجميع”، مساهمًا بذلك، من حيث يدري أو لا يدري، باستمرار الظلم والممارسات المخالِفة للقانون وحقوق العاملة الإنسانيّة والعمّاليّة.تأمل كفى من خلال هذه الحملة أن يتماهى العديد من أصحاب العمل مع المواقف المُجسَّدة في السيناريوهات الثلاثة المختارة، وهي تتعلّق بحجز جواز سفر العاملة المنزليّة، وعدم دفع أجورها، وحجز حريّتها، وتدعوهم إلى أن “يفكروا فيا” -في الموقف وفي العاملة- كما تلفت انتباههم إلى أنّ الممارسات الشائعة التي يشاهدونها في السيناريوهات الثلاثة هي في الواقع ممارساتٌ غير عادلة ومخالِفة للقانون، يجب أن يعملوا على وضع حدّ لها عن طريق المطالبة بإلغاء نظام الكفالة، والحماية القانونيّة لعاملات المنازل، وتغيير التصرّفات التي اعتادوا ممارستها. في ما يلي، بعض المعلومات حول الحالات الثلاث التي تناولتها حملة “فكروا فيا”: * أنتجت كفى حملة “فكروا فيا” بالشراكة مع الجمعيّة الدوليّة لمكافحة الرقّ وبدعمٍ من منظّمة العمل الدوليّة*المعلومات المذكورة مستقاة من دراسة وطنية نُشرت في العام 2016 أجرتها الجامعة الأمريكيّة في بيروت بالتعاون مع منظمة كفى عنف واستغلال والجمعيّة الدوليّة لمكافحة الرقّ وبدعم من منظّمة العمل الدوليّة. “Think about it, think about her”A media campaign by KAFA targeting Lebanese employers of domestic workers On February 2nd 2018, KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation launched a mediacampaign* entitled “Think about it, think about her” targeting Lebanese employers of migrant domestic workers (MDWs), as a continuation of its 2016 campaign highlighting employers’ perceptions of MDWs.The new media campaign, supported by the Lebanese Ministry of Labor, seeks to open a constructive dialogue with Lebanese employers around a number of issues they usually face in their relationship with the domestic worker. For this purpose, KAFA chose three common scenarios inspired by the realities of the working relationship between MDWs and their employers, depicting them in three short videos that emphasize the situation of perplexity many employers find themselves in, mostly because of the sponsorship system and the burdens it imposes on them. This is the same system that is behind many of the violations against MDWs, and that shapes, to a far extent, the daily practices of employers and their general attitudes towards the workers.The current campaign does not seek to portray a negative image of employers as being absolutely careless towards the worker’s well-being or as intentionally abusive. Instead, it shows them as confused employers who end up adapting to the existing structure and “doing what everybody does”, consequently perpetuating, knowingly or unknowingly, normalized illegal acts against MDWs and their deprivation of their human and labor rights.KAFA hopes to see a majority of employers identifying with the three situations addressed by the campaign: the withholding of the worker’s passport, the non-payment of her salary, and the restriction of her freedom of movement. Ultimately, employers are invited to think about it (the situation) and think about her (the worker), and their attention is drawn to the fact that the common scenarios they see in the videos and visuals represent, in reality, unfair and illegal practices which they are encouraged to challenge. Moreover, KAFA calls upon employers to help end the aforementioned injustices by demanding to change the sponsorship system, protect domestic workers in the law, and to challenge harmful normative behaviors. Hereunder we include quick figures and information related to each of the three scenarios addressed by the campaign: *المعلومات المذكورة مستقاة من دراسة وطنية نُشرت في العام 2016 أجرتها الجامعة الأمريكيّة في بيروت بالتعاون مع منظمة كفى عنف واستغلال والجمعيّة الدوليّة لمكافحة الرقّ وبدعم من منظّمة العمل الدوليّة. “Think about it, think about her”A media campaign by KAFA targeting Lebanese employers of domestic workers On February 2nd 2018, KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation launched a mediacampaign* entitled “Think about it, think about her” targeting Lebanese employers of migrant domestic workers (MDWs), as a continuation of its 2016 campaign highlighting employers’ perceptions of MDWs.The new media campaign, supported by the Lebanese Ministry of Labor, seeks to open a constructive dialogue with Lebanese employers around a number of issues they usually face in their relationship with the domestic worker. For this purpose, KAFA chose three common scenarios inspired by the realities of the working relationship between MDWs and their employers, depicting them in three short videos that emphasize the situation of perplexity many employers find themselves in, mostly because of the sponsorship system and the burdens it imposes on them. This is the same system that is behind many of the violations against MDWs, and that shapes, to a far extent, the daily practices of employers and their general attitudes towards the workers.The current campaign does not seek to portray a negative image of employers as being absolutely careless towards the worker’s well-being or as intentionally abusive. Instead, it shows them as confused employers who end up adapting to the existing structure and “doing what everybody does”, consequently perpetuating, knowingly or unknowingly, normalized illegal acts against MDWs and their deprivation of their human and labor rights.KAFA hopes to see a majority of employers identifying with the three situations addressed by the campaign: the withholding of the worker’s passport, the non-payment of her salary, and the restriction of her freedom of movement. Ultimately, employers are invited to think about it (the situation) and think about her (the worker), and their attention is drawn to the fact that the common scenarios they see in the videos and visuals represent, in reality, unfair and illegal practices which they are encouraged to challenge. Moreover, KAFA calls upon employers to help end the aforementioned injustices by demanding to change the sponsorship system, protect domestic workers in the law, and to challenge harmful normative behaviors. Hereunder we include quick figures and information related to each of the three scenarios addressed by the campaign:

* The media campaign is produced by KAFA in partnership with Anti-Slavery International and with the support of the International Labor Organization* The data is taken from a national study published in 2016, conducted by the American University of Beirut, in collaboration with KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation and Anti-Slavery International, with the support of the International Labor Organization.


تسعى كفى من خلال حملة “فكروا فيا” التي أطلقتها يوم الجمعة 2 شباط 2018 وتبنّتها وزارة العمل اللّبنانيّة، إلى فتح حوارٍ بنّاء مع أصحاب العمل اللّبنانيّين حول مسائل عادةً ما يواجهونها في علاقتهم مع عاملة المنزل. وقد اختارت كفى لتحقيق هذا الهدف ثلاثة سيناريوهاتٍ شائعة استوحتها من أرض الواقع وجسّدتها في ثلاثة فيديوهات وملصقات إعلانيّة، أرادت كفى عبرها أن تظهر مدى ارتباك العديد من أصحاب العمل في التعاطي مع عاملات المنازل اللّواتي يوظّفونهنّ في ظلّ نظام كفالة مُسبِّب لمعظم الانتهاكات التي تتعرّض لها العاملات في لبنان. هذا النظام نفسه الذي يحدّد، إلى حدّ بعيد، شكل تصرّفات أصحاب العمل مع العاملات ويؤثّر في إرساء ممارساتهم السلبيّة اليوميّة معهنّ ومواقفهم العامّة اتجاههنّ.لا تُظهر حملة “فكروا فيا” صاحب/ة العمل بصورة المُصمِّم على ارتكاب الانتهاك وغير الآبه بأوضاع العاملة وحقوقها، إنّما بصورة المُرتبِك والحائر والخاضع للظرف السائد و”ما يقوم به الجميع”، مساهمًا بذلك، من حيث يدري أو لا يدري، باستمرار الظلم والممارسات المخالِفة للقانون وحقوق العاملة الإنسانيّة والعمّاليّة.تأمل كفى من خلال هذه الحملة أن يتماهى العديد من أصحاب العمل مع المواقف المُجسَّدة في السيناريوهات الثلاثة المختارة، وهي تتعلّق بحجز جواز سفر العاملة المنزليّة، وعدم دفع أجورها، وحجز حريّتها، وتدعوهم إلى أن “يفكروا فيا” -في الموقف وفي العاملة- كما تلفت انتباههم إلى أنّ الممارسات الشائعة التي يشاهدونها في السيناريوهات الثلاثة هي في الواقع ممارساتٌ غير عادلة ومخالِفة للقانون، يجب أن يعملوا على وضع حدّ لها عن طريق المطالبة بإلغاء نظام الكفالة، والحماية القانونيّة لعاملات المنازل، وتغيير التصرّفات التي اعتادوا ممارستها. في ما يلي، بعض المعلومات حول الحالات الثلاث التي تناولتها حملة “فكروا فيا”: * أنتجت كفى حملة “فكروا فيا” بالشراكة مع الجمعيّة الدوليّة لمكافحة الرقّ وبدعمٍ من منظّمة العمل الدوليّة*المعلومات المذكورة مستقاة من دراسة وطنية نُشرت في العام 2016 أجرتها الجامعة الأمريكيّة في بيروت بالتعاون مع منظمة كفى عنف واستغلال والجمعيّة الدوليّة لمكافحة الرقّ وبدعم من منظّمة العمل الدوليّة. “Think about it, think about her”A media campaign by KAFA targeting Lebanese employers of domestic workers On February 2nd 2018, KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation launched a mediacampaign* entitled “Think about it, think about her” targeting Lebanese employers of migrant domestic workers (MDWs), as a continuation of its 2016 campaign highlighting employers’ perceptions of MDWs.The new media campaign, supported by the Lebanese Ministry of Labor, seeks to open a constructive dialogue with Lebanese employers around a number of issues they usually face in their relationship with the domestic worker. For this purpose, KAFA chose three common scenarios inspired by the realities of the working relationship between MDWs and their employers, depicting them in three short videos that emphasize the situation of perplexity many employers find themselves in, mostly because of the sponsorship system and the burdens it imposes on them. This is the same system that is behind many of the violations against MDWs, and that shapes, to a far extent, the daily practices of employers and their general attitudes towards the workers.The current campaign does not seek to portray a negative image of employers as being absolutely careless towards the worker’s well-being or as intentionally abusive. Instead, it shows them as confused employers who end up adapting to the existing structure and “doing what everybody does”, consequently perpetuating, knowingly or unknowingly, normalized illegal acts against MDWs and their deprivation of their human and labor rights.KAFA hopes to see a majority of employers identifying with the three situations addressed by the campaign: the withholding of the worker’s passport, the non-payment of her salary, and the restriction of her freedom of movement. Ultimately, employers are invited to think about it (the situation) and think about her (the worker), and their attention is drawn to the fact that the common scenarios they see in the videos and visuals represent, in reality, unfair and illegal practices which they are encouraged to challenge. Moreover, KAFA calls upon employers to help end the aforementioned injustices by demanding to change the sponsorship system, protect domestic workers in the law, and to challenge harmful normative behaviors. Hereunder we include quick figures and information related to each of the three scenarios addressed by the campaign: *المعلومات المذكورة مستقاة من دراسة وطنية نُشرت في العام 2016 أجرتها الجامعة الأمريكيّة في بيروت بالتعاون مع منظمة كفى عنف واستغلال والجمعيّة الدوليّة لمكافحة الرقّ وبدعم من منظّمة العمل الدوليّة. “Think about it, think about her”A media campaign by KAFA targeting Lebanese employers of domestic workers On February 2nd 2018, KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation launched a mediacampaign* entitled “Think about it, think about her” targeting Lebanese employers of migrant domestic workers (MDWs), as a continuation of its 2016 campaign highlighting employers’ perceptions of MDWs.The new media campaign, supported by the Lebanese Ministry of Labor, seeks to open a constructive dialogue with Lebanese employers around a number of issues they usually face in their relationship with the domestic worker. For this purpose, KAFA chose three common scenarios inspired by the realities of the working relationship between MDWs and their employers, depicting them in three short videos that emphasize the situation of perplexity many employers find themselves in, mostly because of the sponsorship system and the burdens it imposes on them. This is the same system that is behind many of the violations against MDWs, and that shapes, to a far extent, the daily practices of employers and their general attitudes towards the workers.The current campaign does not seek to portray a negative image of employers as being absolutely careless towards the worker’s well-being or as intentionally abusive. Instead, it shows them as confused employers who end up adapting to the existing structure and “doing what everybody does”, consequently perpetuating, knowingly or unknowingly, normalized illegal acts against MDWs and their deprivation of their human and labor rights.KAFA hopes to see a majority of employers identifying with the three situations addressed by the campaign: the withholding of the worker’s passport, the non-payment of her salary, and the restriction of her freedom of movement. Ultimately, employers are invited to think about it (the situation) and think about her (the worker), and their attention is drawn to the fact that the common scenarios they see in the videos and visuals represent, in reality, unfair and illegal practices which they are encouraged to challenge. Moreover, KAFA calls upon employers to help end the aforementioned injustices by demanding to change the sponsorship system, protect domestic workers in the law, and to challenge harmful normative behaviors. Hereunder we include quick figures and information related to each of the three scenarios addressed by the campaign:

* The media campaign is produced by KAFA in partnership with Anti-Slavery International and with the support of the International Labor Organization* The data is taken from a national study published in 2016, conducted by the American University of Beirut, in collaboration with KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation and Anti-Slavery International, with the support of the International Labor Organization.

Link to the press release: www.kafa.org.lb/kafa-news/159/thinkaboutiten

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Marital rape and child marriage in Soap opera in Lebanon

Finally a soap opera featuring real life problems and challenges facing women in Lebanon:

– taking the children when the divorced women remarries… one hell of a challenge still facing divorced / separated/ widowed women in our country. The husband or his family can take the children from her and separate the mother from the children. One of the challenges highlighted in “seconds” # ثواني

– marital rape, child marriage and other big issues facing women and girls are also dealt with during prime time episodes.

While hoping for mentalities to change and laws also to be voted for to protect women and girls…

Hat off to the actors of thawani on #LBCI.

Rita Chemaly

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