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Thank you Cases show for hosting me to shed light about women rights in Saudi-Arabia , KSA

to watch the show hosted by Farah Atoui and produced by Aly Sleem for Etejah TV Channel, follow the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZyrMZhnNZw&feature=youtu.be

Kudos to all Saudi women driving, campaigning, speaking out and defying norms and bans,

You’ll do it one day, and achieve your political, social and economical rights!!

Rita Chemaly

Cases Rita Chemaly about women rights in Saudi Arabia KSA

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Dears, the UNFPA communication office have released the new issues of the newsletter TANSEEQ for Ending GBV in Lebanon”.

as the communication team of UNFPA stiplulates, “This newsletter constitutes Lebanon’s very first national networking tool on Gender Based Violence (GBV). It provides a comprehensive snapshot of activities in the area of GBV undertaken between July and December 2012 in Lebanon. A total of 14 actors in the area of GBV have contributed to the present issue.

 This issue’s special features are:

  • Supplement on the “16 Days to End Gender Violence” and the “White Ribbon” campaigns
  • Section on the Inter-Agency SGBV Task Force operating under the Protection working group for the Syria Humanitarian response
  • Winning articles of the UNFPA-supported GBV article-writing contest  among Journalism students at the Lebanese University”.

 to read this english version:

http://www.unfpa.org.lb/Documents/Tanseeq-6-English.aspx

to read the arabic version:

http://www.unfpa.org.lb/Documents/TANSEEQ-6-Arabic.aspx

 

tanseeq ending gender based violence in leabnon rita chemaly expert on women rights

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Lebanese Women claim their rights:

the right to live safely at home

the right not to be harrassed at work

the right not to marry her rapist

the right to transmit her nationality to her children

the right to Live and To be A Lebanese CITIZEN!!!!

Rita Chemaly,

also for those who feel that big rage I feel,

do not hesitate to wath this short short movie, that is translated to English….

a great initiative bt the take back the parliament movement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5dTJKwIMb0

 

 

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ToR_PAR-Coordinator_Lebanon (2)

ToR_PROWD_Communication Consultant

Cover of Ilo report working with domestic workers 1980-2012

Cover of Ilo report working with domestic workers 1980-2012

dears,
ILO in lebanon is seeking for a national research consultant and a communication consultant for a project aiming to promote the rights of Women Domestic Workers;
Kindly find attached the 2 TORs related to the counsultancies,

also, for you to know more about ILO work in this field,
I am attaching the link of a report of 92 pages related to the program : PROWD OF ILO: Promoting Rights of Women Domestic Workers Programme (PROWD); The report is intitled “Working with Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon (1980-2012): A mapping of NGO services ” and has been prepared by Marie-Jose Tayah,
the direct link to the report is http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/arpro/beirut/downloads/events/2012/prowd_2012/report.pdf

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Dear Readers,

 

Kindly find below the latest issue of the Middle East & North Africa Gender and Development e-Brief (No 125)  

 

Best regards, 
CRTD.A / IRIS

 

 

The Middle East &North Africa 
“Gender and Development E-Brief”
Issue #125
October 2012

 

NEWS & ARTICLES

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GENDER ACTIVISM

Iranian Women’s Rights Activists Stop the Registration of Anti-Women Tradition As ‘National Heritage’

Women on Waves Boat Makes First Trip to a Muslim Country, Morocco

 

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Syrian Refugee Women – High Risk of Violence in Lebanon

… and Refugees suffer from critical lack of women’s health care
Algeria TV boss convicted for sexual harassment

Child Marriage on Rise Due to Hunger in Niger

Woman Allegedly Raped By Police, Accused of “Indecency” in Tunisia...

… Public Support & President Apology for Alleged Police-Raped Victim

Maronite clergy unleashes unprecedented public attack on what they refer to as “the gender concept”

Ikea deleted women from Saudi version of catalogue

Women lose out on affordable housing in Gulf countries

Egypt teacher cuts girls’ hair for not wearing veil

 

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS

Oman Has Lowest Divorce

Women’s Day Video in Tunisia

In Yemen Women Say Lives Worse Since Revolution

Women & Children Refugees Flee Attacks in Sudan

Egypt’s Brotherhood top officials face investigation over attacks on women protesters
RESOURCES & CALLS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & CALLS

UN Joint Statement: “Adultery as a criminal offence violates women’s human rights”

 

 BOOKS & REPORTS

UN: Marrying Too Young, End Child Marriage Report

Arab Region: No Revolutions without Equality and Justice: The struggle for women’s rights in rethinking development in the Arab region

A frank discussion from woman to man

 

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Dear Readers,

Kindly find below the latest issue of the Middle East & North Africa Gender and Development e-Brief (No 123)

Best regards,  CRTD.A / IRIS

The Middle East &North Africa  “Gender and Development E-Brief”  Issue #123 August 2012

NEWS & ARTICLES

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GENDER ACTIVISM
Tunisians protest to demand legal protection of women’s rights

Lebanese protest against anal exams on suspected gays

Lebanese advocates ABAAD partner with men for gender equality

United Arab Emirates – First Women’s Museum

Libya – Women Win 33 Seats in National Assembly Elections

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Women Refugees Flee Conflict & Gender-Based Violence in Syria

Devil in the detail: abortion drug [misoprostol] banned in Turkey

Iran Obstructs Women’s Access to Education, Moves Closer to Segregating University Classes and Bars Women’s Entry to Certain Majors

And … Aggressive Enforcement by Morality Police as for the Women’s Dress Code in Iran

on the same issue you can read the previous article on how to wear a hijad in Palestine ( veil)

Women in Gaza: how life has changed

Several arrested as sexual harassment surges in Cairo

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS

Egypt’s Mursi appoints Christian man and two women for his cabinet

Women-Only Industrial Cities in Saudi Arabia

Women in Prison – Drama-Social & Personal Issues in Lebanon

Woman Triumphs over Disability – Inspiring Video

Women’s Land Rights – International Land Coalition 
 

RESOURCES & CALLS
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Women’s Right to Nationality Campaign Newsletter, Issue Zero 

UN Women congratulates the government and people of Tunisia

Development Index for Countries -Gender Equality Indicator?

CALLS

Call for Papers – Mapping FeministMovements, Moments,Mobilisations – 2013 Conference – Feminist & Women’s Studies Association, UK & Ireland (FWSA) 

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here is the link to the new video of Chayef Halak….

a class of lebanese students try to define an ethiopian with a srilankan…. a house maid,

an egyptian is the worker at the gas station….

the sudanese is the concierge…

the arab guld guy, is the rich guy….

and to the question… what is a lebanese the class stop laughing and went silent…..

a video showing the perversion created by stereotypes in Lebanon….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv8aHGvhlvA

“We would like to thank all the young men and women who took part in this film. Please bear in mind that the answers given by them do not represent in any way their personal opinions, but reflect the general viewpoint of the Lebanese society.”

Rita Chemaly

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yesterday, the Parliamentary Commission finished and submitted the final version of the law that was supposed to protect women from family violence;

as already known, the Commission/ Committee, published the draft law, with loopholes:

  • marital rape is unrecognized;
  • the name of the law is broaden and not specific to women;
  • Sectarian laws are predominant , namely within the personal status laws that should be brought forward when a problem appears;

A Small victory, or a Big loss for Women living in Lebanon?? Women are living in a Patriarchal society based on misogyny, and violence, and inequality;

for you to read more about the controversial law here is the press roundabout:

Rita Chemaly

The Daily Star: Committee finalizes draft law against domestic violence :

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2012/Aug-03/183227-committee-finalizes-draft-law-against-domestic-violence.ashx#axzz22Ukks4HH

Al Akhbar : تقرير «لجنة العنف الأسري»: صورة عن المجتمع

http://al-akhbar.com/node/99276

ظهرت اللّجنة الفرعية المكلّفة درس مشروع قانون حماية النساء من العنف الأسري، أمس، لأول مرة إلى العلن. التعديلات التي تقدّمت بها أثارت وستثير نقاشاً كبيراً، ولا سيما أنّها وسّعت القانون ولم تجرؤ على تجريم الاغتصاب الزوجي

زينب مرعي

بعد التسريبات الكثيرة، الصحيحة وغير الصحيحة، والكلام الكثير عما يجري داخل اللّجنة الفرعية المنبثقة عن اللّجان النيابية المشتركة المكلّفة درس مشروع القانون المحال بالمرسوم الرقم 4116 تاريخ 28-5-2010 والرامي إلى حماية النساء من العنف الأسري، خرجت اللّجنة الفرعيّة أمس برئاسة النائب سمير الجسر إلى العلن للمرّة الأولى لتقدّم إلى الإعلام تقريرها الرسمي. المؤتمر الصحافي الذي عقده الجسر، في المجلس النيابي، مع زملائه في اللّجنة، النواب جيلبيرت زوين، عماد الحوت، غسان مخيبر، ميشال الحلو وعلي عمار، فتح باب النقاش مع اللّجنة التي بدت متمسكة بالصيغة التي توصّلت إليها، وبفعالية التعديلات التي نجحت بإدخالها على صيغة القانون. ولعلّ ما قدّمته اللّجنة أمس يمكن أن يتلخّص بجملة الجسر الأخيرة في التقرير الذي قدّمه. إنّ «اللّجنة بذلت جهداً كبيراً في التوصّل إلى صياغة قانون يحمي المرأة على نحو فعّال من أي عنف داخل الأسرة، كما يحمي سائر أفراد الأسرة الذين قد يتعرضون للعنف الأسري، وفي الوقت عينه يراعي قيمنا المجتمعية في الحفاظ على الأسرة من دون التفريط في حقوق الأفراد». أي إنّ صياغة القانون حاولت أن تحمي المرأة من دون أن تخرج من مبدأ التسويات والتوافقات اللبنانيّة، لكن هل مبدأ مراعاة الطوائف والسياسة والمجتمع الذكوري يحمي المرأة؟ وخصوصاً أنّ أحد أطر عمل اللجنة كان «احترام مبادئ الدستور، ولا سيما المادة السابعة (المساواة أمام القانون) والمادة التاسعة (ضمان احترام نظام الأحوال الشخصية والمصالح الدينيّة».
من جهة أخرى مثّلت نقطة تجريم الاغتصاب الزوجي أو عدمه، نقطة نقاش طويل، إذ إنّ اللّجنة اعتمدت ما يمكن أن يسمى «الحلّ الوسط» بين الجهات الدينيّة والجمعيات النسائيّة. فجاء في تقرير الجسر «أضافت اللّجنة أحكاماً خاصة مناسبة وفعّالة لجرم الإكراه بالعنف والتهديد على الجماع بين الزوجين. (تشديد العقوبات في المواد 554 إلى 559) إضافة إلى التشدّد في حال المعاودة». فكان القرار بتجريم الاغتصاب الزوجي في حال ترك فقط آثار عنف على جسد المرأة! كان لافتاً اختلاف تعريف «الاغتصاب» لدى أفراد اللّجنة عن باقي الحاضرين في المؤتمر. فبالنسبة إلى سمير الجسر «الاغتصاب» هو «أخذ الشيء بغير وجه حق»، وهو التعريف الذي يؤدي على الأغلب إلى اعتبار إجبار الزوجة على ممارسة الجماع «من حق الزوج»، بينما بالنسبة إلى بعض الحاضرين كان «الاغتصاب» هو «أخذ الشيء عنوة» من الزوجة أو غير الزوجة.
وإن كانت اللّجنة تقرّ في مشروع القانون الذي تقدّمه بأنّ «المرأة هي الأكثر تعرضاً للعنف»، إلّا أنّ المشروع يعيد ويضيف إنّها ليست الوحيدة التي تتعرّض له. من هنا برّر «توسيع إطار الحماية لتطاول على نحو رئيسي ليس المرأة فقط، وإنما أيضاً سائر أفراد الأسرة من ذكور وأطفال وأهل وكبار السن، وفي بعض الحالات أشخاص قاطنين مع الأسرة، ولا سيما أن مثل هذه الحالات من الحماية الضرورية من العنف غير مشمولة في أحكام أخرى من القانون اللبناني». من هنا أصبح القانون يشمل أيّ شخص معنّف في المنزل، ولم يعد مختصّاً بحماية المرأة فقط. يبرّر النائب غسان مخيبر هذا الموضوع بالقول إنّ «التشريع اللبناني بطيء»، من هنا مثّل الموضوع فرصة لشمل كلّ الفئات المعنّفة في هذا القانون.
في المحصّلة، التقرير الذي تلاه سمير الجسر يظهر أنّ اللّجنة هي صورة المجتمع الذي يطلب من المرأة أن تكتفي بالقليل على أساس أنّ هذا أكثر ما يمكن أن تحصل عليه اليوم في ظلّ التجاذبات الدينيّة، السياسية والاجتماعيّة، مع تأكيد اللّجنة أنّ مشروع القانون الذي تقدّمت به قادر على حماية المرأة على نحو فعّال، من دون أن يكون طرح الأمور استفزازي. وفي انتظار أن يكشف بالتفاصيل عن التعديلات التي طرحت على القانون، يبدو أنّ طموح اللّجنة في صياغتها هذا القانون الجزائي، أن يكون «رسالة واضحة إلى المجتمع بأسره» بأنّ القانون يعاقب على العنف، أكثر من أيّ شيء آخر.

مجتمع
العدد ١٧٧٤ الجمعة ٣ آب ٢٠١٢

Al Safir: قـانـون «الممكـن» لتجـريـم العنـف الأسـري:

يراعي «الأحوال الشخصية» ويعاقب على الأذى الناتج عن الاغتصاب

سعدى علوه
حرص رئيس اللجنة الفرعية الخاصة بدراسة مشروع قانون «حماية النساء من العنف الأسري» النائب سمير الجسر أمس على انتظار عضو اللجنة النائب علي عمار للبدء في المؤتمر الصحافي الذي خصص للإعلان عن انتهاء اللجنة من دراسة مشروع القانون، وإحالته على اللجان المشتركة في المجلس النيابي، قبل وصوله إلى الهيئة العامة وطرحه للتصويت.
لم يكن إصرار الجسر على انتظار عمار شكلياً، أو مراعاة للقوى السياسية التي يمثلها الأخير، بل حرصاً على تأكيد توافق كل من تبقى من النواب أعضاء اللجنة حول التعديلات، بعد استقالة النائبين شانت جنجنيان ونبيل نقولا، اعتراضا على أسمياه «تفريغ القانون من مضمونه والإطاحة بجوهره».
وينسجم موقفا جنجنيان ونقولا مع ملاحظات منظمات المجتمع المدني و«التحالف الوطني لإقرار قانون حماية النساء من العنف الأسري»، ومقدمة المشروع منظمة «كفى عنفاً واستغلالا»، لناحية التحفظ عن بعض التعديلات التي أدخلتها اللجنة على مشروع القانون من جهة، ورفض تغييرات أخرى، توصف بالجوهرية.
وحرص نواب اللجنة أمس، عبر رئيسها سمير الجسر، على اعتبار مشروع القانون بصيغته الأخيرة «إنجازاً كبيراً يحمي المرأة، ومعها أفراد الأسرة كلهم من العنف الأسري»، تحت شعار تطبيق المادة السابعة من الدستور (المساواة أمام القانون)، على الرغم من عدم تطبيق المادة عينها في قوانين لبنانية عدة، وعلى رأسها قوانين الأحوال الشخصية التي تحكم حياة العباد في البلاد. وطبعاً حرمان المرأة اللبنانية من منح جنسيتها لأسرتها وأولادها، وكذلك في ظل التحفظات اللبنانية عن اتفاقية القضاء على جميع أشكال التمييز ضد المرأة (سيداو).
ويمكن لقراءة سريعة في مشروع القانون وتعديلاته التي حصلت «السفير» على نسخة منها، أن تشير إلى أن النواب حاولوا التوفيق بين مشروع القانون كما حول من مجلس الوزراء بصيغته المدنية، نسبة إلى المجتمع المدني، وبين الضغوطات الكبيرة التي مارستها بعض الجهات الدينية الرافضة للمشروع من جهة ثانية.
وبذلك، تحت شعار تطبيق المادة السابعة من الدستور التي تنص على المساواة، جرى تعميم القانون على أفراد الأسرة كافة، وليس تخصيصه بالمرأة كما قدمه التحالف الوطني ومنظمة «كفى»، وهو ما اعتبر نسفاً لـ«الفلسفة الجوهرية لتخصيص المرأة بقانون يحميها في الوقت الذي تؤمن فيه المنظومة الاجتماعية والدينية والعقلية السائدة في المجتمع الحماية للرجل». كما يحمي القانون 422 الأطفال والأحداث، وإن أكد بعض النواب ان القانون 422 لا يؤمن الحماية المطلوبة للأطفال، وعليه وجب شملهم بالقانون الجديد، على الرغم من ورشة التعديل التي يشهدها قانون الأحداث حالياً. ويتحدث النواب عن مسنين وعن رجال يتعرضون للعنف، وإن بنسب اقل من النساء. وبذلك خرجوا يقولون نحن نقر قانوناً للأسرة كلها، وهي فرصة جوهرية يجب استغلالها في ظل البطء المعروف عن سير التشريع في المجلس النيابي. ولا بد من القول ان إقرار قانون لـ«الأسرة» يتمتع بحساسية اقل لدى الجهات الدينية والاجتماعية الرافضة تخصيص المرأة بقانون وصف خلال الاعتراض عليه بأنه «يخرّب الأسرة ويفككها»، فقط لكونه يجرم العنف الواقع بحقها ويعاقب عليه.
وإذا كان من الممكن القفز عن العنوان تحت شعار «المساواة» والحرص عليها في هذا القانون دون غيره، فإن اللجنة حرصت على مراعاة وتطمين الجهات الدينية كافة في لبنان، ليس فقط عبر المادة 22 التي تحفظ لقوانين الأحوال الشخصية الحق بالكلمة النهائية في الأحكام التي تقع ضمن اختصاصها، وإنما ايضاً في طريقة المعاقبة على الإكراه على الجماع، أو ما يعرف بالاغتصاب الزوجي.
وبدا هاجس تجنب تكرار ما فعله احد القضاة المدنيين، الذي تجرأ وحكم بعكس ما تقتضيه المحاكم الدينية في قضية حضانة أحد الأحداث المعرضين للخطر قبل سنوات، يحكم نظرة النواب إلى ضرورة عدم تكراره في قانون العنف. واشار الجسر إلى المثل عينه ليقول انه من الضروري وضع المادة لتجنب تكرار ما حصل في قانون الأحداث. وتنص المادة 22 بالحرف على انه «باستثناء قواعد اختصاص محاكم الأحوال الشخصية وأحكام الأحوال الشخصية التي تبقى دون سواها في مجال اختصاصها، واحكام القانون 422 (حماية الأحداث)، تلغى جميع النصوص المخالفة لهذا القانون او التي لا تتفق مع مضمونه».
وفي موضوع الإكراه على الجماع، صحيح ان النواب جرموا في الشكل الاغتصاب الزوجي، لكنهم وضعوا هذا التجريم في باب الإيذاء في قانون العقوبات، وبالتحديد المعاقبة وفقاً للمواد 554 إلى 559، وهي مواد تجرم الأذى الناتج عن الإقدام على «الضرب أو الإيذاء» خلال «استيفاء الحقوق الزوجية». وتتلاقى اللجنة هنا مع تأكيد الجهات الدينية على ان العلاقة بين الزوجين حق للرجل وللمرأة معاً من جهة، وتجرم العنف الممارس في «استيفاء هذا الحق» من جهة ثانية. ويعترف معظم النواب بصعوبة اثبات حصول الاغتصاب مبررين لمسألة توفر التقرير الطبي الذي يؤكد الأذى الناتج عن الاغتصاب. وهنا يتساءل مرجع قضائي عن عدد حالات الاغتصاب الزوجي التي تترك اثراً موثقاً بتقرير طبي وبالتعطيل عن العمل لعشرة ايام وما فوق.
ويؤكد النائب غسان مخيبر لـ«السفير» ان القانون بصيغته المعدلة «يحمي المرأة بشكل فعال ويشكل رسالة قوية للمجتمع تفيد ان العنف ضد المرأة مرفوض ويعاقب عليه»، لافتاً إلى ان التعديلات المقرة جاءت في محطات عدة «تحسينية لما ورد في مشروع القانون الأساسي».
وفي موضوع تدابير الحماية، وبالتحديد مصير الأطفال في حال تعرض المرأة للعنف الأسري، نصت التعديلات على بقاء هؤلاء مع الضحية المعنفة (سواء كانت امرأة او رجلاً) في المنزل بعد إبعاد المعنف لمدة 48 ساعة، ومن ثم الرجوع إلى سن الحضانة الذي تقرره قوانين الأحوال الشخصية او غيرها (الزواج المدني) في حال اتخاذ تدبير بتأمين ملجأ آمن للضحية. أي ان الأطفال الذين هم في حضانة الأب لا يمكنهم مرافقة والدتهم في حال تقرر حمايتها وإخراجها من المنزل. إلا ان النائب غسان مخيبر اكد لـ«السفير» ان «الفقرة الرابعة من المادة 14 تتيح للمرأة اصطحاب اطفالها جميعهم معها في حال كانوا معرضين للخطر، وذلك بقرار من المدعي العام الذي يبت بالقضية».
وكان رئيس اللجنة النائب سمير الجسر قد اكد في المؤتمر الصحافي ان اللجنة وضعت إطار عمل خلال تسعة وثلاثين جلسة عقدتها للغاية من تاريخ 24/5/2011 ولغاية 31/7/2012، اعتمد على «مراعاة قواعد التشريع واحترام مبادئ الدستور واحترام ما التزم به لبنان من اتفاقيات دولية لا سيما «سيداو» و«اتفاقية مجلس اوروبا الخاصة بالعنف الأسري»، واستلهمت القانون المقارن (الفرنسي واتفاقية مجلس اوروبا) والتشدد في حماية المرأة وسائر افراد الأسرة المعرضين للخطر».
وعبر القانون، اشار الجسر إلى ان اللجنة وجهت رسالة واضحة إلى المجتمع بأسره من خلال «اقرار القانون والتأكيد على إجماع الأديان والمذاهب على نبذ العنف الواقع على المرأة والأسرة والإقرار بأن المرأة هي الأكثر تعرضاً للعنف، إنما ليست الوحيدة». واستشهد الجسر في هذا المجال بـ«ديباجية» اتفاقية مجلس اوروبا التي تتحدث عن العنف الواقع على جميع افراد الأسرة مع الاعتراف بأن النساء والبنات هن معرضات إلى مستوى أعلى من خطر العنف القائم».
وأكد الجسر ان اللجنة راعت «قيم المحافظة على الأسرة، واكدت على الطابع الجزائي للقانون بامتياز، وحرصت على ضرورة ضمان توافق القانون مع مجموع النصوص النافذة لا سيما قانون العقوبات».
كما ساوت اللجنة، من خارج مشروع القانون، في الأحكام المتعلقة بجرم الزنا بين الرجل والمرأة.
وادخلت اللجنة في متن القانون مسألة انشاء صندوق مستقل للوقاية والعلاج والمساعدة في حماية ضحية العنف والنص على تمويله من الهبات ومن موازنة وزارة الشؤون الاجتماعية.

سعدى علوه

 

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chers et chères ,

n’hésitez pas a acquérir le nouveau spécial  2012 en ventes dans les librairies,

avec cette fois ci un dossier spécial sur la participation des ONGs au Garden Show.

Le rôle du CRTDA est souligne, la foule et l’activisme nous encouragent a dire Oui aux Droits des citoyens et Citoyennes!!!

droits des femmes les causes sociales font foule au garden show par RITA CHEMALY

L’article de Rita Chemaly a lire dans le Special en vente dans les Librairies, sur les causes sociales et le droit des femmes au Garden Show et Spring festival de Beyrouth

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A lire dans le nouveau Spécial Mai 2012 ( en vente dans les librairies)

l’article de la rubrique Droits des Femmes, un article sur les violations des droits humains, le cas malheureusement célèbre des fées de logis étrangers au Liban.

Rita Chemaly

Droits des femmes ( dans le Special de Mai 2012, en vente dans les librairies) : article sur exploitation des employees domestiques au Liban, Par Rita Chemaly

 

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Je viens de rentrer de L’ESCWA, oui, je participais comme “marraine “au Forum What if Women… organisé par L’Association des Guides Du Liban, avec la cooperation de l’UNODC ( l’Agence / office des Nations unies  contre la Drogue et le Crime;

Les projets presentes par les branches JEM (  les Jeunes En Marche) qui ont 17 ans et plus, m’ont tellement fait plaisir!! les jeunes filles ont bien travaille leurs recherches, grand bravo!

jai adoré l’équipe de Saint Joseph Aintoura, et les supers idées qu’elles ont eues pour présenter la cause de la nationalité: un cèdre avec des femmes qui le tamponnait, des t-shirts, un micro trottoir, des nouvelles des manifs, Un cadre pour la prise des photos dans une carte d’identité non libanaise, bon travail!

aussi, l’équipe dont j’étais la “marraine “( comme je n’ai pas de soeur, il m’est difficile d’être la marraine de quelqu’un, donc la proposition de Reem, élève de Nazareth m’a fait super plaisir 🙂

bref, hier soir, Reem m’a montre le travail de son équipe, un film de ouff, sur la violence contre les femmes au foyer; le film explique les différents genre de violences ( morale, verbale, physique et économique), montre les obstacles qui existent au Liban et le manque de lois protégeant les femmes des violences exercées sur elles, et enfin, le film présente le projet de loi qui est en cours d’étude au Parlement!! les jeunes de l’équipe JEM ne se sont pas arrêtées la, elles ont présente aussi les solutions!!! oui a des femmes policières, oui a des centres/ refuges ouiii a l’éveil contre le viol conjugal…. finalement un grand  ouiiiii a ce projet bravo les filles!! la pluie ne vous a pas arrêtées  lors de la manifestation, le projet ne s’arrêterait pas devant les obstacles, les femmes libanaises sont obstinées!

un autre projet m’a beaucoup plus, c’est le projet what if women were priceless in Lebanon, éveillant les gens contre le trafic des femmes!!! bravo pour le film, les images et vos idées sont fortes!

Aussi un projet sur les femmes et leur image, oh la la la la…. l’image et les prix et loans/crédits bancaires offerts aux femmes pour changer leur image! bon projet aussi!

les équipes qui ont eu de bons échos avec le jury compose des marraines , et de l’ex ministre Mme Mona Ofeish, et des responsables des guides, sont les jeunes filles et le sport, les femmes et leur image, la violence, et la nationalité!

dans l’espoir de voir ses jeunes qui ont présente de bons projets travailler  encore pour faire de tous ces projets des réalités,

de moi un simple …  B R A V O  bravo!!!

 

Rita Chemaly

 

les photos prises seront disponibles sur Facebook

 

 

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what happened with Amel? How did she die? How was she treated?

Amel is one of the multiple foreign women coming to work in Lebanon…. and her story ended by a suicide;

Rita

Lebanon: ongoing racism and abuse.

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24/03/2012

Quelques jours après le suicide d’Alem Dechasa-Desisa, une employée de maison éthiopienne agressée à Beyrouth puis internée dans un hôpital psychiatrique, huit organisations de la société civile libanaise ont publié un communiqué dénonçant le laxisme des autorités libanaises en matière de respect des droits de l’homme en général et des travailleuses étrangères en particulier.
« Les autorités libanaises devraient agir sans tarder pour réformer des règles restrictives en matière d’octroi de visas et adopter une loi sur le travail domestique afin de faire cesser les sévices fréquemment infligés aux travailleuses domestiques migrantes au Liban, qui entraînent parfois leur mort », peut-on lire dans ce communiqué publié aujourd’hui, et signé par Human Rights Watch, le Centre d’aide aux migrants de Caritas-Liban, « KAFA (“assez”) de violence et d’exploitation », le Mouvement contre le racisme, Amel Association International, Insan, le Conseil danois d’aide aux réfugiés et Nasawiya.

 Alem avait été la malheureuse « vedette » d’une vidéo diffusée le 8 mars par la chaîne télévisée LBCI. Une vidéo filmée le 24 février par un passant inconnu, dans laquelle on voit un agent recruteur brutaliser Alem Dechasa-Desisa devant le consulat d’Éthiopie à Badaro, en banlieue de Beyrouth. « Malgré les protestations de l’Éthiopienne, l’agent et un autre homme la font monter de force dans une voiture. L’homme qui brutalisait la jeune femme a été ensuite identifié comme étant Ali Mahfouz, frère du responsable de l’agence de recrutement qui avait fait venir Alem Dechasa-Desisa au Liban. Ali Mahfouz a accepté de parler à la télévision et a affirmé que l’agence de son frère s’était efforcée de rapatrier la domestique éthiopienne car elle souffrait de troubles mentaux », rappellent les organisations dans leur communiqué.

« La police est arrivée sur place peu après, alors que la voiture s’y trouvait toujours, et a emmené Alem Dechasa-Desisa vers un centre de détention. À la demande de Caritas-Liban, qui dispose d’une antenne dans ce centre de détention, les policiers l’ont transférée deux jours plus tard dans un établissement médical mais n’ont pas arrêté les hommes qui l’avaient brutalisée. Alem Dechasa-Desisa s’est suicidée à l’hôpital psychiatrique du Couvent de la Croix, le 14 mars au matin », rappelle encore le communiqué.
Suite à cette tragique affaire, le président Michel Sleiman a réclamé l’ouverture d’une enquête pour élucider les circonstances de l’incident et traduire les responsables devant la justice. Quant aux ministres de la Justice et du Travail, Chakib Cortbaoui et Sélim Jreissati, ils ont assuré suivre l’affaire sur le plan judiciaire.
« Les autorités libanaises ont ouvert une enquête parce qu’elles se sont trouvées sous le projecteur des médias », estime Nadim Houry, directeur adjoint de la division Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord à Human Rights Watch. Pour M. Houry, le gouvernement devrait révéler au public le résultat de l’enquête. Et d’ajouter : « Le gouvernement libanais devrait adopter des mesures de protection qui se font attendre depuis longtemps, afin de mettre fin aux mauvais traitements généralisés des travailleuses domestiques et de réduire le nombre d’incidents mortels qu’elles subissent dans ce pays. »
Environ 200 000 migrants, dont la plupart sont originaires du Sri Lanka, d’Éthiopie, des Philippines et du Népal, sont actuellement employés de maison au Liban, majoritairement des femmes. Ces employées de maison sont exclues du droit du travail et soumises à des règles d’immigration restrictives basées sur le parrainage individuel par l’employeur, ce qui les expose au risque d’être indûment exploitées et rend difficile pour elles de quitter un employeur abusif. Le taux élevé de mauvais traitements a amené plusieurs pays, dont l’Éthiopie et les Philippines, à interdire à leurs ressortissantes d’aller travailler au Liban.
Pour Nadim Houry, « l’absence d’une protection juridique des droits des travailleuses domestiques au Liban, ainsi que les politiques restrictives en matière de visas, contribuent à leur isolement, aux mauvais traitements qu’elles subissent, à leur endettement et à leur incapacité à échapper aux abus ». La réforme du système de parrainage devrait figurer parmi les priorités du gouvernement appelé par M. Houry à adopter une nouvelle loi sur le travail domestique qui soit « conforme aux critères internationaux ».

source: http://www.lorientlejour.com/category/Liban/article/751445/Droit_des_travailleuses_domestiques_au_Liban+%3A_huit_ONG_appellent_les_autorites_a_agir.html

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Dear Readers,

Kindly find below the latest issue of the Middle East & North Africa Gender and Development e-Brief (No 116)

Please note that the MENA Gender and Development e-Brief is posted on line on the following URLM:http://crtda.org.lb/webfm_send/443

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The Middle East &North Africa
“Gender and Development E-Brief”
Issue #116
January 2012

NEWS & ARTICLES

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GENDER ACTIVISM

Call for Signatures for Greater Political Representation of Women in Libya

Advocacy for Right to Nationality – Women, Husbands, Children in Jordan

Egyptian Women: Performing in the Margin, Revolting in the Centre

Activists demand equal citizenship rights for women

Hundreds of Lebanese men and women march against rape

New Arab Woman Forum takes on Arab Spring

ZOOMING ON ARAB SPRING
Arab Spring, Islamist Summer…Feminist Fall?

Zooming on Arab Spring Consequences
Will the Arab Spring Backfire on Women?
Women’s voices must be heard during times of transitions and reform

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS
Prime Minister May Support Abortion for Rape, Incest In Morocco
Why Women are at the Heart of Egypt’s Political Trials and Tribulations
Saudi women to run, vote without male approval
Universities are the first test for Tunisian secularism
Having a Conversation on Other Terms: Gender and the Politics of Representation the New Moroccan Government

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Campaign Against Draft Law on Male Heritage Nationality on Lebanon

Beirut bar cancels event inviting guests to dress as domestic workers

Conflict, Pain & Loss, Mother’s Tears in Iraq

Gender-Based Violence – Call for Justice – Study in Southern Sudan

Revolution hasn’t made Egypt safer for women

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BOOKS AND REPORTS

2011 UN Millennium Development Goals Report – Gender

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BEIRUT: A bar in the neighborhood of Gemmayzeh has canceled an event, originally scheduled for this Friday, which invited guests to dress up as migrant domestic workers for the chance to win $100.

Event details encouraged bar-goers to, “this Friday night, be Sinkara or Milenga … be Soumatra or Domma … create your own maid costume, speak like them and look like a Philippino [sic], Bengladish [sic], Sri Lanka [sic] or any maid you want and definitely win 100 U.S. dollars in cash.”

The details of the event were originally posted late Tuesday evening on the bar’s Facebook group. A Lebanese organization, the Anti-Racism Movement, then reposted the event on its blog, which soon drew much online criticism. The owner of the bar then removed all details of the event.

Speaking to The Daily Star Wednesday, the owner denied that the event was in any way racist. “You just put on a costume, it was supposed to be for fun. Some people misunderstood it and thought it was racist.”

On the emphasis on foreign nationalities in the posting, she said “We hadn’t meant it in that way at all. You didn’t have to dress as a foreigner, you could have just put on an apron and dressed as your mom.”

“We took the event down after two hours, as we realized people had misinterpreted it.”

Farah Salka, of the Anti-Racism Movement, called it one of the most shocking recent examples of racism that she has seen.

“I see examples of it all the time, but with this, I was just like ‘wow.’”

While happy that the event was removed so quickly, Salka said she was disappointed the owner had not apologized for posting it in the first place.

“I would love to buy her explanation that it was not intentionally racist, but how can it not be? When you are categorizing the 250,000 migrant domestic workers in this country as ‘them:’ Who is ‘them’?”

The event details also equated the $100 award for the best costume with the salary maids receive, writing: “They … work all the month to get it,” but that bar-goers could claim the same amount back by “imitat[ing] them and win it in some few comedy moments.” Salka said this was “completely insensitive.”

It is time, Salka added, for a redefining of the word “racist” in Lebanon. “We need to revise the definition. Even the smallest details can be racist,” she said.
Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2012/Jan-26/161107-beirut-bar-cancels-event-inviting-guests-to-dress-as-domestic-workers.ashx#ixzz1kdgAuCwZ

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Des horreurs au Liban arrivent tous les jours,

Des horreurs que nous croyons loin de nous, qui ne peuvent pas toucher notre cercle familial, si ce n’est amical, or tout peut arriver si les libanais et libanaises n’ont pas une Loi et des mécanismes pour l’exécuter , qui les protègent d’un malheur insidieux…. LA VIOLENCE !

Non a la violence au sein des foyers! Non a la violence a l’encontre des Enfants! Non a la violence a l’encontre des femmes!

Dans un pays ou le statut personnel et les droits personnels appartiennent a des communautés religieuses , nos célèbres 18 confessions, les droits humains peuvent difficilement être respectés et homogénéisés!

La violence sous toutes ses formes ( psychologique, physique, verbale) Doit être interdite et PUNIE!

Dans nos familles si les femmes, les filles, et les enfants sont violentés, violées, le sentiment premier est le doute, la peur, et la peur du scandale;

Ce qui devrait prévaloir c’est la PUNITION de TOUT crime notamment au sein des familles, et notamment pour la violence sexuelle et le harcèlement,

nous Avons besoin d’un code pénal uniformisé et homogeneisé qui offre à toutes les femmes et filles de toutes les communautés un droit égal et une PROTECTION EGALE!!

Notre Code pénal au Liban accorde encore des circonstances atténuantes! ( Sachant qu’en aout 2011 ( voir le billet précèdent) l’article 562 du code pénal qui octroyait des circonstances atténuantes pour l’auteur des crimes “d’honneurs” a été annulé);

Chers et chères DEPUTES, Deputées, Chers /es Compatriotes, il est temps d’amender le code pénal et de voter sans lui enlever sa portée la loi contre la VIOLENCE FAMILIALE!

enfin a tous et toutes ceux et celles qui croient et revent à un ETAT DE DROIT au Liban, rejoignez nous ( les nasawiyas)  le 14 pour une manifestation contre la violence sexuelle!

Rita!!!!

Billet sur le même sujet:

Une photo que j’ai prise de Facebook est creee pour l’evenement:

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hello,

the No Rights No Women campaign was launched last year during the international women’s day 8 March 2011….

since then…. so many things happened… or Not….

for you this video sums up the main key challenges

Rita Chemaly... a Lebanese Women

http://youtu.be/re0pjvE_0A8

 

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L’Institut des Sciences Politiques de l’universite Saint -Joseph a ouvert le Master en Sciences Politiques avec de nouvelles options:

Une option Communication et Marketing Politique (preparant des specialistes  et experts en communication politique et campagnes electorales).

Une option “Politique exterieure et Cooperation internationale ” (preparant a la recherche, a l’enseignement et a la consultation publique et privée)

Une option “Droits de L’Homme et Démocratisation” avec pour objet les processus de transition, (Preparant les specialistes parmi les fonctionnaires publics, les responsables d’ONG, les missions de suivi et de monitoring de la situation des droits de l’homme, et les consultants en matiere de transition.)

a tous(tes)  les interessé(es) n’hesitez pas a consulter le site de sciences Po Liban ou d’appeler les numeros figurant sur la fiche ci dessous.

Rita

Les nouvelles options du Master de L'Institut des Sciences Politiques

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Dear Readers,

 

Kindly find below the latest issue of the Gender and Development e-Brief (No 113)

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Gender and Development e -Brief / Issue 113

October 2011

IN THIS ISSUE

 

NEWS & ARTICLES

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GENDER ACTIVISM

In Lebanon

Women’s Rights Activists set to wage new Campaign

Engaging Men in Ending Violence Against Women

In Tunisia

TunisiaCampaign for Women to Vote

In Algeria

Women’s Song & Video as Advocacy for Rights in Algeria

In Saudi Arabia

VNC Statement on Full Rights for Saudi Arabia Women

 

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS

MPs drafting domestic violence law in Lebanon

Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting lawyer

Egyptian film needs more stories about women

Nobel laureate implores U.N. to not offer immunity to Saleh

Nawal El Saadawi: ‘I am going to carry on this fight for ever

A Conversation With Saudi Women’s Rights Campaigner Wajeha al-Huwaider

Harsh Challenges for Females Heading Families & IDP’s in Iraq

Iraq: Stakeholder Report to the UN Universal Periodic Review Process by Karama – Feb. 2010

 

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

In Saudi-Arabia

Saudi woman to be lashed for defying driving ban

Eventhough the Shura Council is Reconsidering Driving Issue

In Lebanon

Australia: ‘Lebanese-Australian girl goes to court to stop her marriage’

In Yemen

First Female Protester Killed in Yemen as Violence Continues

… and while celebrating peace prize, Yemeni women were attacked

In Iran

Iran sentences film actress to 1 year in prison and 90 lashes’

…and Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi for 11 years of prison


… STEPS FORWARD

In Tunisia

Tunisia is Leading the Way on Women’s Rights in the Middle East

 

BOOKS & REPORTS

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RESOURCES & CALLS

UN Women Fund for Gender Equality Seeks Proposals from Arab States

Asia Foundation – Women’s Empowerment Program

Family Planning and Islam’ by Asghar Ali Engineer

International Day of Rural Women – UN GA President Message

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An e-mail is being forwarded between “Lebanese only”.

it is a list of “principles” known and famous in the Lebanese community. Some are funny I agree, but for all asking what are gender roles, and how gender discrimination and racism are growing and are being nurtured in our society,  here are some examples I am translating:

ps: I remember when a guy came to our office at work, and my Sudanese colleague opened the door , he asked ( where is the Madam? “)

😦

we laughed that day and roul’s my colleague explained to him that not all black or tanned people are domestic worker= maid, and he can say hi, and good morning…

voila,

I will let you read the mail of Lebanese concepts I translated in english:

“Syrian = intelligence forces

Homsi = joke

 Egyptian =  Fuel/Petrol station
Chinese = Karate guy
Indian = cleanups worker
Sri Lankan = maid

Filipina  = ‘Class’ maid = VIP maid
Italian = viril
Lebanese = knows everything and everyone and proud to be
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Electricity is on = Put the hot water boiler on and the washing machine

Cut off electricity = Cut off the water boiler and the washing machine
Generator on = Attention the disjoncteur ” electric circuit breaker” will turn off,  hurry turn off the water boiler.
Safety belt = to be put 10 meters  before the security barrier 

He is Turning 18=  he can get his driving licence 

She is turning 18 = she can have a surgery (nose, Botox….)
Mobile = Missed call, sms , and  Bluetooth

You got your salary?  = you have to pay now
Gasoline = how much is the price today?
It’s 8 o’clock = it s news time!

The time is 11h55p m = let’s all go to sleep before the generator cuts off

Marriage = Carnival

He died  from a  heart attack = it is an overdose 

Ambulance = someone got a bullet

Laziness and calm=  Smoking the Narguileh

NOTE: DON’T FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO NON-LEBANESE”

And for all arabic speaking please find it in arabic: as I received it:

بعض المفاهيم عند اللبنانيين

سوري        =  مخابرات
حمصي      =  نكتة

مصري        = محطة بنزين
صيني        = لعيب كاراتيه

هندي         = عامل تنظيفات
سريلنكية   = خادمة
فيليبينية     = خادمة ‘ كلاس’

إيطالي      = جغل

لبناني        = ملك الفهم و ما في حدا قدو

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إجت الكهربا         = دورو الآظان + دورو الغسّالة

انقطعت الكهربا    = طفو الآظان + طفو الغسّالة

إجا الموتور          = تكّ الديجونتور! ولك طفـّو           الآظاااااااااااااااااااااان. يلعن هااااا…

حزام أمان = قبل الحاجز بعشر متار     

صار عمرو 18 = دفتر سواقة

صار عمرا 18  =شي عملية تجميل (نفخ، قص…الخ

موبايل           = ميسد كول أو مسِج واكيد بلوتوث

قبضت؟          = يلا دفاع

بنزين              = شو بأدّيش التنكة اليوم؟

الساعة8       = أخبار

الساعة طنعش إلا خمسة= قومو نامو قبل ما ينطفي الموتور

زواج                    = كارنافال

مات سكتة قلبية =اوفردوز

أمبيولانس           =  أكلّو شي واحد رصاصة طايشة

رواااء                   = أركيلة

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RITA….A Lebanese and proud to be:-),

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There is this campaign launched 2 months ago on a social media (Facebook) in Lebanon;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/235933779778585/267378846634078/

The campaign encourages the young men to get married and be polygamous.

I joined the campaign to know better what are the arguments that are being discussed and posted by the campaign members.

Today I saw that a Lebanese girl posted a chart , telling wifes what to do to know if they are good at being a wife .

A Good wife according to the chart, is the one who leaves everything to greet her husband when he comes back home. The terms used shocked me: you have to be there for him after his long “tiring” day at work. Does this mean that a women ( a house wife) is not tired?

She should greet him with a “big smile” as per the chart says;

the chart stipulates too : if you don’t do that you are not a good wife.

or as the women, who posted it, comments : “but I displayed this for the married women in this group to be aware of the small reasons but deeply important for divorce or hatred .”

oh! I am shocked again!

Moreover, the second disposition indicates: “if your husband doesn’t eat what you home cooked, or get delivery food, or from a restaurant, and he cleans his clothes at the laundry, this means that you are not a good wife”.

“if your husband get furious and you answer him, and you defend yourself, this means you are not a good wife”;

“if you sit with your husband at home and you smell bad, and you are not clean and your clothes are not clean and nice, this means that you are not a good wife”

“if you tell your mother and sister the secrets of the house, it means you are not a good wife”

Gender roles are clearly determined, and discriminatory against women, limiting their role to housewives, mothers, ….

This chart was published in “the national campaign encouraging men to be polygamous”, but I am sure that even in christian communities in Lebanon a girl is socialized the same way;

for her to get married she should know how to cook, to be pretty for The One, to Please him,

The ( Male) One is the head of the Family, the one who is supposedly earning the income of the family, and supposedly is and will be  the new baby of the wife, I mean Women….

I m still shocked, no comment on this post.

Rita

here it is copy pasted in Arabic:

“كيف تعرفين انك لاتصلحين كزوجة .. .. .. .. _ إذا دخل زوجكي البيت ولم تتركي كل شيء في يدك وذهبتي لإستقباله والإبتسامة في وجهه ومواساته بعد تعبه ,,, إذاً فإنكي لا تنفعين زوجة . _ إذا كان زوجكي لا يأكل من طبخ يديكي ويذهب ويشتري الأكل من المطعم ولا يغسل ملابسه إلا عامل المغسلة,,, إذا أنتي لا تنفعين زوجة. _ اذا غضب زوجكي ورددتي عليه الكلمة بعشر كلمات ورفعتي صوتكي عليه ,,, إذا لا تنفعين زوجة . …_ اذا جلستي مع زوجكي في البيت ورائحتكي كريهه أو لباسكي غير نظيف وغير أنيق ,,, إذاً لا تنفعين زوجة . _إذا أفشيتي أسرار بيتكي لأمك أو لأختكي أو لصديقاتك ,,, إذاً فأنتي لا تنفعين زوجة . ـ إذا حرضتي زوجكي على أهله ولم تعينيه في بر أهله ,,, إذا فأنتي لا تنفعين زوجة . _ إذا حانت الصلاة ولم توقظي زوجكي للصلاة ولم تأمريه بطاعة الله عز وجل وتطلبي منه ترك المحرمات وتعينيه على التوبة ,,, إذا فأنتي لا تنفعين زوجة.

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You are pregnant? The eyes of everybody are on you…. On your Stomach!

It looks like an egg, it means a Boy,,

It looks like a balloon, it means it s a Girl,….

and the word to mouth continues, she has done well in her life = she will have a baby boy! Look at the EGG form of her stomach.

My friend just did an “echography”: she is waiting for her second child: a baby boy….

the neighbors in Lebanon acclaimed the news as if she had never had a child before!!!( and she has a beautiful intelligent, adorable 2 years baby girl already….

She heard the screaming   Mabrouk!! “Congratulations!!”,

More over, her husband had: “Anta add ma 3emil khair ejik sabeh” = Because you are a nice person, you got a Baby boy! ( I have  question, if his wife was waiting for a baby girl it means he is not a nice person????? !!!!!)

He had more expressions persisting and highlighting gender inequality , This one is horrible: “You did well in your life, now you can walk straight”,  ( Before he had a baby girl, so he shouldn’t or she shouldn’t be so happy about it,  now the baby every one is awaiting for is a boy, the mum and dad can straighten up and smile to everyone, and look in everyone eyes!!!!

As for the first time pregnancy, while she had the adorable, intelligent, beautiful baby girl she heard the contemptuous : “…. yalla girls are beautiful, next time you ll have your child”  = baby boy!!

Those are examples of Lebanon in 2011, and the mentalities of people …. Inequality and gender stereotypes are deeply rooted in our society.

In a society well-known for its advanced level of education, I am shocked to hear that story, my work colleague was waiting just to tell me what she got as congrats messages from her neighbors and family. Is Lebanon still thinking that the responsible for earning income and providing money for the family are the men?? When many of our young girls study, gain more independency, take leaders roles, are they simply looked at as the ones who will cook and raise children, and take care of home in the future??? Sorry now in Lebanon, we have ” domestic workers” to do all these tasks! The women take time to recreate themselves, to be more beautiful for the husband who is coming from work ( to earn money) for women to spend. Hum… I feel diminished… Don’t you??

Okay I am exaggerating, but the reactions of the pregnancy showed me how deeply rooted are the inequalities in my loved  country .

For all my friends and cousins in Lebanon or abroad, who are waiting for babies to come to life, take your head up, if it is a she or a he,

We can always eat “meghleh” and enjoy and celebrate ( and buy those big/I mean huge balloons stands), while hearing the babies crying, changing their diapers, and feeding them….

Dear baby girl or Baby boy, you are all Welcome, sorry for offering you such an unequal world, I hope that your education and socialization, will be more opened and free from those absurd ( sorry for the objectivity GRR) discrimination!!!

Rita!

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Waouw!

je viens de checker le site de Kherr berr. http://kherrberr.org

je vous copie le premier paragraphe qui explique qui ils sont (” ils” les filles :-)) encore un pronom utilise en langue francaise, au  lieu de elles…. discrimination insidieuse?? 🙂 un sujet qui pourrait interesser certains et certaines, et qui necessairement est a approfondir…  )

“Kherr Berr” is a media monitor that specialises in overseeing the different types of gender discrimination, including biases based on colour, race, religion, appearance, sexual orientation, and social class. Kherr Berr also regulates “social transgressions” found in the media and advertising worlds, like the encouragement of violence against fellow humans in general, and women in specific, and the promotion of a fixed template-like image of men, women, and their families in stereotypical moulds when it comes to their appearance, personality, and lifestyles. Last but not least, Kherr Berr also exposes the objectification of women and their use as “items” to promote products and services.”

le Site est en deux langues ( arabe et anglais) et souligne en images et commentaires cyniques et poignants les discriminations faites a l’encontre de beaucoup.

Je vous recopie quelques articles que j’ai trouve Extra! Les amis, nous vivons dans un monde de stereotypes, et ou l’image qu’on nous inculque regente notre vie….

je me souviens encore de la publicite d’Exotica ( Merci Maman pour le nez non refait, comme quoi si mon nez ne ressemble pas a un toboggan, je ne suis pas belle ni naturelle… bref) je reviens a Kherr berr et je vous conseille vivement de feuilleter toutes les pages!!

ici, avec mes collegues du bureau nous etions scotchees ce matin aux pages de KherrBerr…..

Le premier billet que je vous ai choisi est le RANCHO ADD… A Vous de voir tout le billet avec les photos sur le site :

http://kherrberr.org/kherrberr/2011/09/el-rancho-ads/?lang=en ( EN anglais)

http://kherrberr.org/kherrberr/2011/09/el-rancho-ads/ ( En arabe)

“El Rancho Ads

On the highway from Beirut to Jbeil, you can’t help but notice the huge “El Rancho” ads spread all over the highway, marketing for the amusement activities provided by the company themed with the “wild west” scene. A blond woman with big boobs, half covered body, appears with an alert position, dangling ropes in her hands, once facing the bull and another facing the camera, was displayed in these ads. Appearing next to her is the phrase “Are you ready?” And we cannot help but ask: can we sum up the “Wild West” culture with a naked sexy woman’s body?And does this photo reflect the activities planned in “El Rancho’s- wild west- rodeo” festival?

Does this mean if I don’t fit the ads’ preferences as a woman, that I can’t be a part in this competition?
Until when will the ads continue to use women’s bodies as a tool for seduction and suggestion of sexual acts, where society refuses to admit the existence of a women’s sex drive? Couldn’t a deeper and more comprehensive statement of the festival’s contents and nature, other than an image of a model woman with savage features, wresting with a bull? Do you think the ad designer realizes that the women in the “Wild West” do not wear such revealing wear? These are only a few questions raised up by the “El Rancho’ ad campaign, and therefore, that’s why this campaign is worthy of being this week’s number 1 for exploiting women’s bodies.   Excuse me, may I look different than her? Bust: Between Large and Extra Large Ankles: Matchsticks Buttocks: Bust Size x 10 Waist: Between 2 cm and 2.3 cm Shoe size: 34 and below Please refer to the following ads to get a clearer picture of how your body should look like to qualify as a beautiful and socially accepted woman.”
 
 Le deuxieme billet A VOIR: Est celui qui s’arrete sur la publicite de Aishti:
ils ( elles? ) l’ont intitule Malhamat (est le mot arabe pour Boucherie) de aishti:

“Malhamat aishti ikhwan

Ashkit on September 27th, 2011

Aishti ads

 

Je ne peux qu’applaudir l’excellente initiative de ceux et celles qui enfin montrent dans quel monde de stereotype, de boites nous vivons,

Bravo et courage pour le reste chere equipe de KHERRBERR.ORG

Rita!


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Dears,

I just read this text from zoya explaining the pro and cons of the new anti-trafficking law passed by the Lebanese Parliament in August 2011.

I re-posting it… While hoping for a more comprehensive law to be passed , helping the victims, while Punishing IN Time the perpetrators!

For you to understand what I’m “lattiching” at please feel free to read the post of zoya:

 

Approval of Anti-Trafficking Legislation by the Lebanese Parliament

 

 

On Thursday, August 4, 2011, the Lebanese Parliament passed an anti-trafficking law that would amend the Lebanese penal code and criminal procedures to specifically address the crime of trafficking in persons. The new law provides a clear definition of trafficking, defines victims of trafficking, and sets penalties for traffickers.

 

Several local and international NGOs – KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation, ALEF- Act for Human Rights, Caritas Migrant Center, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, World Vision- submitted a series of recommendations on the draft law to decision-makers and lobbied Parliamentarians to make the law more comprehensive and in-line with international standards. Many of these recommendations were accepted and subsequently incorporated into the final approved law.

 

However, this group of NGOs points to several weaknesses of the new legislation that the group tried to convey during its advocacy efforts; in particular, the law focuses solely on punishment rather than legislation that comprehensively tackles the problem of trafficking through prevention, prosecution and protection.  In addition, the victim can be arrested till the penalties occur, and this procedure can take months and years some time. Migrant workers and refugees are the most vulnerable to such risk. Moreover the burden of proof is on the victim to demonstrate he/she is a victim, which is difficult to do for individuals in trafficking situations and leaves the possibility of detention and prosecution of the victim under Lebanese law for crimes committed during the trafficking situation (such as his/her illegal entry or residence in Lebanon or involvement in unlawful acts as a direct consequence of his/her situation as trafficked persons). Thus, the law fails to uphold international standards in terms of non-liability and punishment of the victims. Further, there are no specific provisions in the law addressing the special protection needs of child victims.

 

The group of NGOs recognizes that this is a first step forward but also expresses the need for a clear process around the implementation of this new law, including the development of protocols and guidelines. It also urges for the establishment of a national coordinating body and action plan to develop mechanisms among the different Ministries and with civil society to be able to prevent and address human trafficking in Lebanon.

 

In the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report issued by the U.S. Department of State, Lebanon was downgraded to Tier 3, its lowest ranking since the report began ten years ago. The report identified Lebanon as a source and destination country for trafficking of persons for forced labor and sexual exploitation. It particularly pointed to trafficking of foreign domestic workers and women entering Lebanon under the artiste visa for employment in entertainment agencies. The report also highlighted the Government’s lack of initiative on combating trafficking in persons and protecting victims.  

 

Zoya J. Rouhana, Director

KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation
Website: http://www.kafa.org.lb

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You remember my article about my “sirlankiye is philippino“?

or Children crying when the maid is travelling, and waving with big smiles when supposed to be ” mums” do???

you remember the action taken because many of the domestic workers in Lebanon are abused??

They work 24 h a day, they DONT have a day off, If they do they are allowed for half a day at the house of the pple they work for,

the OWNERS!!

they are usually LOCKED in the houses, yes “walaw rita, they can run off with our jewlery and money!?” ” Bi ayaa deneh 3aysheh!?” ( in what country are you living?

Dears, the domestic workers issue is not ONLY a Lebanese one, it is also reiterate in DUBAI, S.Arabia, Syria, …..

The poor girls or guys, usually those are girls coming from poor countries like Ethiopia, Madagascar, Sirlanka, Philippine,

they are not used to the big houses Lebanese have, or the 2 or 3 houses each owner has, and one poor girl has to clean, I forgot they also need to do the grocery, prepare the lunch and clean after the owners eat, drink, or have a fiesta and late dinner. Walking the dog and waiting for the children coming back from school, and No RYEHAA is needed, walaw the owner treats “her” well” they pay her a salary of 150$ to 300# a month!!! rita!!! walaw! we need her!

It is THEIR DUTY not TO SLEEP before the owners ( my dog can sleep before me) not the Domestic worker I own ( TAB3ITEH, BETJANINE, NDIFEH, MRATTABEH…. Men khalliss el sahra w hiyeh bet dobb)

Usually they also eat the leftovers, ( rita, this is normal!! walaw?!)

they Have to Know how to make the tabbouleh, fattouch, clean the house, clean the dishes and the floor as their owner want…..

they have to come from those poor countries and know already everything!! walaw ma bi rouho 3a madrasseh??

sometimes they also work at the owner’s sister and brother place…..

I haven’t finished….

Some people accept to have a domestic worker and they treat them well, I know, Not all people do not know how to treat a human being, but, what we are witnessing is a Horror. and this Horror is a Horror… oups am I repeating my self?? euno it s not only a discrimination, w equality w bla bla bla it is a horror… again 🙂 or should I cry? 😦

The LAW of Labor in Lebanon DOESN’T cover those poor little and old domestic workers.

It is CLEARLY Stipulated that the law of labor and work in Lebanon doesn’t cover them….

There is NOT one Single rule or circular that PROTECT THEM from the hormones and nerves of their owners ( excuse my language and my subjectivity)

I read this article published in the daily star…. I wont comment on it….

It is good to have a clear vision and contract ACCEPTED by both parties ( D.W and Owners) Translated in the language of the D.W too!!!

It is important to train the D.W on their duties before passing the nerves on them ( YIII Shou ma btefham shi… walaw shou mahabbleh);

It is important for any family middle class or not, to Understand that not all people Know and understand arabic or the ” englished-lebanesed with french”…..

again…. I ll keep you reading the article of the daily star….

Rita.

 

The making of maids: Lebanon’s first specialized training center opens

taken from the daily star Lebanon: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2011/Jul-13/The-making-of-maids-Lebanons-first-specialized-training-center-opens.ashx#ixzz1S4ujkjeI

Many of Lebanon’s domestic workers, who flock to the country in their tens of thousands each year to clean and look after households, arrive unprepared for the task at hand and unaware of their rights.

This has left countless workers open to abuse and exploitation – a problem civil society groups and governmental agencies have sought to eradicate for years, without much success.

However, while much-needed legal enforcement seems a long way off, a practical solution has now emerged, promising to address some of the abuses by bridging the gap between agency employer and employee.

Lebanon’s first maid training center, The House Keeper Training Academy, opened its doors this week, and will be the only independent provider of training to incoming workers, who arrive from places as distant as Nepal and Sub-Saharan Africa.

“Most people have some kind of problem with their maid but there is one simple solution to this and that is knowledge,” said center founder and director, Rachid Beydoun.

“We will train them how to clean all the different rooms in the house and how to deal with different types of materials, products and electronic devices they find in the home.”

The Beirut-based center has been kitted out like a proper home where workers will be presented tasks like cleaning wine stains off difficult surfaces. They will also learn safety tips, such as what medicines to keep out of the reach of children and how to act appropriately with visitors, which has proved a point of contention in the past.

“These girls do not come from the same environment as us. They often have not used electronic equipment – such as hoovers – which can prove problematic for them,” said Beydoun, who hopes both agencies and employers will approach his service for help.

With just a four-day basic training, priced at $180, or an additional three-day course, starting from $90 for those looking to study more advanced aspects, including table service and food preparation, Beydoun expects to yield impressive results, stemming the return of workers to their agencies and easing worker transition into a new job.

Crucially, Ray Group – the organization behind the center – will also inform migrants of their legal rights, which permit them one day of rest each week and restrict working hours to 10 hours a day, while following up all course attendees for three months to ensure they are doing well in their new post.

“This is very much a [two-way street],” said Beydoun.

“We show them their rights so that they can be more responsible.”

Preparation, however, can only alleviate part of the mistreatment and racism experienced by the 200,000 domestic migrant workers thought to be residing in Lebanon. A recent study conducted by the Lebanese Center for Human Rights estimates that 70 percent of incoming workers are deceived about the nature of their work, while according to Human Rights Watch, the overwhelming majority receives virtually no access to justice, the potent mix of which, on average, causes one maid to die by committing suicide or trying to flee from their employer each week.

While civil society groups contacted by The Daily Star seem enthusiastic about the House Keeper Training Academy in principle, they refused to hand out judgment on the scheme until the first group of recruits finishes training.

But for his part at least, Beydoun seems prepared, vowing to report any unregistered recruitment agencies, said to account for as much as 50 percent of the Lebanese market and blamed for the worst of the ill-treatment.

His center will also work to alleviate the language barrier, seen as a source of abuse, and will provide translators, in addition to booklets made by civil society group Caritas, which act as a multilingual household manual for domestic helpers.

Additionally, the team hired to train incoming workers will also consist of former domestic helpers who not only speak the same language as, but have also encountered the same challenges as the new recruits.

“I’m very excited to help the new girls and to teach them about all the different things they will have to do,” said Tala, an Ethiopian maid working in Lebanon for four years who will administer the training.

“I was lucky to have a madam who taught me everything but I can show new girls how to avoid any problems and to deal with any situation,” Tala, who declined to give her surname, said.

 

https://ritachemaly.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/libanais-yes-maadm-ma-sirkankaise-et-philipino/

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