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It’s a Man’s Lebanon.

a great article by gino , in which he puts all my thoughts into words!!

and here is a part of it “Fake boobs, fake lips, fake ass cheeks, fake heels, fake brands, fake eyelashes and nails. Women are expected to dress provocatively, with cleavage on the verge of bursting and heels more fitting for a corner hooker, you’d think these girls are getting some action. If they do though, they become “damaged material” to other guys and girls, “ruining the honor” of her family. Heck, even posing topless like Jackie Chamoun can get you in a ton of trouble. So, in a hyper-sexually suggestive society, being promiscuous if you’re female is still very much frowned upon.”

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what is happening in #Syria is #horrible #Human basic & #Fundamental #rights have been forgotten by all parties!

I cannot look at the feed of my Facebook page, without being afraid of watching the horrific images coming from Syria!

I love this country, when I visited for the first time in 2005, i found the cultural heritage they have, and that syrian people are not protecting now. How can they be interested in their cultural heritage, when the life of Innocents are taken without any conscience???

all Parties in Syria should Stop violating Human rights, Children Rights, Women Rights.

I won’t re-post the shocking pictures of guys  handling the heads of the people they just killed!! this is an abomination!!!

in a war, (And in LEBANON) we have lived numerous ones, atrocities happen, but keeping quiet is an ABOMINATION!!!

The basic Human rights should be Respected!!!!!!

People and Innocents should be Protected!!!!

Khalass , Enough to Atrocities!!

yes for the implementation of basic rights even during war!

Rita!

here are recent articles describing the war crimes happening in Syria our neighbor country

U.N. lists Syrian army and militias as sex predators
Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Apr-17/214104-un-lists-syrian-army-and-militias-as-sex-predators.ashx#ixzz2Rt7sWovW

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I am angry and truly disappointed by the movie created by Beirut Marathon Association for the #women race on 26 of may, those who talked at the beginning are sexist!!! and what they said is DISCRIMINATING against women!!!!! I refuse totally to be a part of such an initiative!

People should understand that verbal abuse is Refused, that stereotyping women as incompetent is refused!! Stereotyping women as unable to drive is not Funny, this is discriminating!!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Myzuvg0hGg

we want people to RESPECT women and the causes the women movement in Lebanon is supporting! such as the nationality cause, the criminalization of violence , the criminalization of sexual , and verbal harassment, the respect for our bodies, and our brains , the causes the women movement in Lebanon is supporting are so important, and not funny, e political participation of women is a must, respect of women bodies is a double must, respect of women intelligence and participation even in a race is a triple must! what I keep in mind after watching less than 1 minute of this movie is sexism, stereotyping, and discrimination against Lebanese women!!!

Rita Chemaly

I am truly sad that they mixed important issues with such “maskhara” as we say in Lebanon.Image

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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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Racism With Middle East Airlines (MEA).

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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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Civil society is asked to act this saturday in Front of the House of the physicians, to denounce the physicians taking part in the horrific tests, that are practiced against people that are thought of being gay, in police stations in Lebanon; Abolish the examinations of Shame is the title of the event that is open to all !!

Homosexuel? des tests de la honte au Liban… https://ritachemaly.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/homosexuel-des-tests-de-la-honte-au-liban/

the article of Al Akhbar highlighting the dilemma : نقيب الأطبّاء يوقف «فحص المثليّة» والنيابة العامة التمييزية تشرّعه

أصدر نقيب الأطباء شرف أبو شرف، اليوم، تعميماً طلب فيه من الأطباء الشرعيين عدم القيام بالفحوصات الشرجية لإثبات المثلية الجنسية، تحت طائلة الملاحقة المسلكية، وذلك بالاستناد الى المادة 30 من قانون الآداب الطبية. وجاء في تعميم أبو شرف «ورد إلى نقابة الأطباء أن بعض الزملاء، ولا سيما من الأطباء الشرعيين، يقومون بإجراء فحوصات شرجية لإثبات المثلية الجنسية بناءً على طلب الضابطة العدلية وإشارة النيابة العامة المعنية».

وأضاف: «من الثابت علمياً أن هذا الإجراء لا يتصف حتى بالفحص التجريبي، ولا يعطي النتيجة المطلوبة ويشكل انتهاكاً جسيماً لحقوق الأشخاص الذين يتم اخضاعهم له من دون موافقتهم، وممارسة مهينة ومحطة من قدرهم وتعذيباً بمفهوم معاهدة مناهضة التعذيب. وطلب النقيب في تعميمه من جميع الأطباء المنتسبين الى النقابة، ولا سيما الأطباء الشرعيين «عدم القيام بأي إجراء من هذا النوع تحت طائلة الملاحقة المسلكية». في المقابل، نشرت جمعية «المفكرة القانونية» التعميم الصادر عن النائب العام التمييزي سعيد ميرزا في 9/7/2012 حول «الفحوصات الطبية لمثليّي الجنس» ليتبين أن مضمونه لا ينسجم مع ما أعلنه وزير العدل شكيب قرطباوي في تصريح سابق لـ«الأخبار» من أن التعميم يطلب من النيابات العامة «التوقف عن إجازة إجراء الفحوصات الشرجية بشكل عشوائي». وجاء في تعميم القاضي ميرزا «نطلب من النيابات العامة في حالة الاشتباه بواقعة مثليي الجنس إعطاء التعليمات الواضحة للطبيب المختص وعناصر الضابطة العدلية بأن ينفذوا هذا الإجراء بموافقة المشتبه فيه ووفقاً لقواعد الأصول الطبية بشكل لا يفضي الى ضرر هام. وفي حال رفض المشتبه فيه الإذعان لهذا الإجراء، إفهامه أنه يستخلص من رفضه قرينة على صحة الواقعة المطلوب إثباتها». وعلقت «المفكرة القانونية» على هذا التعميم عبر موقعها الإلكتروني بالقول: « ببساطة إذاً، ومن دون الاستطالة في التعليق، التعميم لم يؤل الى التشديد في إجراء الفحص، بل الى تشريعه وتعميمه كلما حصل اشتباه. والخيار المعطى للشخص برفضه (وهو يبدو الأمر الوحيد الذي قدمه التعميم) تبطله بالطبع النتيجة التي يرتّبها على رفضه: فإما أن يرضى بالفحص (وله عار) أو لا يرضى فتعلن مثليته ويعاقب على هذا الأساس… وبذلك، يكون التعميم قد كرس إحدى الوظائف الأساسية لتدخل الطبيب والتي هي السعي الى تخويف المشتبه فيه وإذلاله، على نحو يسهم ربما في انتزاع اعترافه ويمسّ في مطلق الأحوال بقرينة البراءة». وكان المدعي العام التمييزي بالإنابة القاضي سمير حمود قد أعاد توزيع مذكرة ميرزا حول الفحوصات الطبية لإثبات المثلية الجنسية، وتالياً المجامعة خلافاً للطبيعة وفق تفسير النيابات العامة للمادة 534 من قانون العقوبات. ولقد أثارت مسألة «فحوصات المثلية» استياءً واسعاً الأسبوع الماضي على خلفية حادثة «سينما بلازا» والتي تم على أثرها توقيف 36 شاباً أخضعوا لهذه الفحوصات، الأمر الذي أثار جملة من الانتقادات من قبل جمعيات حقوق الإنسان ومناهضة التعذيب ورهاب المثلية وتعزيز استقلالية القضاء. ويطالب نشطاء حقوق الإنسان بالمنع النهائي لهذه الفحوصات بعدما ثبت بشهادات من أطباء شرعيين ومحامين أنها غير مجدية طبياً، عدا كونها مخالفة لحقوق الإنسان، وهي ترقى الى التعذيب والممارسات الحاطّة من الكرامة الإنسانية. ودعت جمعية «حلم ـــ حماية لبنانية للمثليين» الى تظاهرة أمام وزارة العدل عند العاشرة من صباح يوم السبت المقبل للمطالبة بوقف «فحوصات العار مهبليّة كانت أو شرجيّة».

(الأخبار)

below is the facebook invitation :

Since human rights are one and the same for all human beings
Since the law, and institutions charged with upholding it, including the medical profession, are required to protect human dignity, not to test it,
And since Lebanon officially adheres to all the principles mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including those concerned with personal freedoms,
You are all invited to participate in the sit-in outside “Beit Al Tabib” (Order of Physicians) – Furn el-Chebbak, to protest against its endorsement of physicians’ participation in such violations, which amount to rape
Saturday, August 11th, at 10am

إن حقوق الإنسان، كلّ إنسان، هي واحدة لا تتجزّأ، ولأن القانون، والأجهزة المولجة تطبيقه والمؤتمنة عليه، بما فيها الطبّي، إنّما وجد ليصون قيمة وكرامة الإنسان، ولأنّ لبنان وطن الحقوق والحريّات يأخذ بشرعة حقوق الإنسان والمواثيق الدولية التي تعنى بالحريّات الشخصيّة للأفراد، ولمّا كانت الفحوص التي تطال الأعضاء الجنسيّة، الفحوص المهبلية لكشف العذرية والفحوص الشرجية للتثبّت من المثلية الجنسية، تضرب عرض الحائط بكلّ هذه المبادئ والمواثيق، ندعوكم جميعاً، ناشطين وناشطات، أفراداً وجمعيّات، للوقوف ضدّ هذه الممارسات الظلام…

ية، التي تعد شكلاً من أشكال الاغتصاب، وذلك أمام “بيت الطبيب” – فرن الشباك، احتجاجاً على مشاركة نقابة الأطباء في هذه الممارسات. التجمّع يوم السبت ١١ آب ٢٠١٢، في الساعة العاشرة صباحاً

Abolish the examination of Shame in Lebanon!!!!!! this is rape!!!

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Excellent de Humus Nation

“تخلف” ماكسي

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عطفاً على ما تناقلته وسائل الإعلام حول موضوع فيلم “تنورة ماكسي” الذي يعرض في دور السينما وتدور احداثه حول قصة حب بين كاهن وفتاة أبان الحرب الأهلية سنة ١٩٨٢، والهلوسة والإستنكار والشجب وهزة البدن الذي رافقاه بحجة أنه يشوه الديانة المسيحية، يهم وكالة الأنباء الرسمية توضيح التالي:

أولاً، ليس كل فيلم تتداخل في قصته ديانة أياً كانت، بحاجة لصك براءة من الطوائف ال-١٢٥٤٦ المعترف بها رسمياً في البلد حتى يعرض في دور السينما. وعلى فكرة، تلفن القرن الثامن عشر وقال إنو “محاكم التفتيش” خلصت من زمان وترك خبر للذين ما زالوا مؤمنين بها ضرورة “قرص” الذات ليتأكدوا أنهم في القرن ال-٢١.

ثانياً، يا ليت ينتفض ممثلو الطوائف على الفقر والأمية والجهل والبطالة والهجرة المستمرة للشباب والنهب المتواصل لمقومات البلد والرشوة والفساد قبل أن ينتفض عنفوانهم على فيلم. عفواً، إنو ما في شي تاني تعملوا خالو؟! عملوا شي إلو طعمة وشو بدكن بالأفلام! استرو شي عيلة فقيرة مثلاً، بتحسوا حالكن “مليون دولار”! عن جد جربوها ما بتندمو.

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Tannoura Maxi to be banned in Lebanon?

from the http://news.beiruter.com/node/99739

It was the summer of 82, when a priest, about to be ordered, was exhausted by temptations and an arrogant girl felt passionately in love… A sifted memory and a personal history of a narrator who tells with nostalgia and poetry the meeting of his parents until their marriage. [IMDb]
The Church apparently didn’t like Joe Bou Eid’s movie and saw it offending to priests and Christianity. It’s simple though: If you don’t like it, don’t go watch it because banning it will not get more people to Church.

Excellent de Hachem :

رأي خاص- مجوهرات زغيب تهين وتحتقر ملهمة مصمميها … والمرأة ضحّية من جديد

سنسمح لأنفسنا اليوم بأن نعرض عليكم اعلاناً لمجوهرات زغيب مجاناً مع العلم اننا عادة “ما منعملها” لأي كان مجاناُ الا حين يكون الاعلان لأهداف اجتماعية وانسانية واحياناً ثقافية ، ان كان يستحق الحدث الثقافي دعمنا ،
ولكن لفتني هذا الاعلان كثيراً لأنه يروّج لتصميم جديد لعقد من الماس في حين تظهر المرأة بطلة الاعلان من “الزنّار ونازل” …مع علمنا بأن عقود الماس توضع عادة حول الاعناق وليس حول “السيقان”، الاّ ان كانت الموضة قد تغيّرت وتبدّلت سنة2012،

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la zakaran wala ounssa

Pity to read such articles in a medium  intended for youth,

instead of being used as an awareness tool for diversity, respect of human beings, the words used are shameful “pity” “shafaka”, “tachwih”,  “raza2el” bad things, and last but not least comparing homosexuality to drugs! hein!? I still believe in a church (=mass of people) who can truly and without exceptions believe in the image of God… we are all at his image, if “you” like it or not…

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=102728723198926&set=a.102674229871042.3795.100003853956909&type=3&theater

instead of importing diversity, respect, the article use the word “shame”, “pity” and morals to make from homosexuality a sort of “decease” .

Christianity and other religions

this articles is one that in my opinion is nice! in the same issue of Kif Chabab el youm, Previously (booed, and shamed).

rita

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http://youtu.be/blBiOEaDpEM

 

من قرار المديرة العامة لوزارة السياحة، القرار موجه لأصحاب المسابح والحمامات البحرية: اعتماد المساواة في استقبال الزبائن دون تمييز لجهة العرق او الجنسية والاشخاص ذوي الحاجات الخاصة المتمتعين بالاهلية القانونية”.
So the ministry of tourism has issued a statement targeting places that have pools and/or are located by the beach to not discriminate against their clientele based on their nationality, ethnicity or any disability.
It’s good to know that enough pressure has got us here, but we need your help and updates to be able to follow up with the implementation of this. So, if anything happens with you or around you; if you hear of anything or have a complaint about a specific beach, hotel or resort please send us the information.
Email us at antiracismlb@gmail.com

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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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comme d’hab, des femmes libanaises fortes et jeunes s’expriment dans les medias traditionnels,et demandent clairement leurs DROITS! l’exmple du texte de Nay est poignant, Femme libanaise Agis et Reagis!

Rita

ناي الراعي 06/03/2012

لا أعول على النائبة جيلبيرت زوين لإنقاذ مشروع قانون العنف الأسري من التشويه. احتمالات أن تقف ضد المنظومة السياسية – الاجتماعية التي أوصلتها حيث هي ضئيلة جداً. ولا أعول كذلك على نوّاب أطلقت (لا) مواقفهم رصاصة الرحمة على مصداقيتهم. لن أسرد أسماءهم وأطيل الحديث عن إخفاقهم الفاضح في إنصاف النساء. لا أريد أن أذّكر المرأة اللبنانية في عيدها، كيف خذلها أهل السياسة، وكيف رفضوا الاعتراف بأن العنف والإجرام الممارس ضدها داخل بيتها الزوجي هو، في الواقع، “حق” يكتسبه الزوج بقوة ورقة الزواج. حق يكفله رجل القانون، يقرّه رجل السياسة ويحميه رجل الدين بحرص شديد. في عيدنا هذه السنة، لن أطالب “الدولة” بشيء، ولن استعطي تعاطف مجتمع ما زالت شريحة كبيرة منه لا تعتبر نفسها معنية بمشروع قانون يحمي المرأة من العنف. في عيدنا هذه السنة، أريد أن أخاطبنا. أن أهنئنا على الصمود بوجه قوى تصرّ على إلغائنا والتحكم بأجسادنا وسلبنا حقوقنا بالقوة الإلهية واسم الشريعة. أريد أن أعايدنا وأتمنى لنا الغضب والمزيد منه ولا شيء سواه. هذه السنة أتمنى لنا الغضب وأعوّل عليه. أعوّل على انتفاضتنا على المنظومة العفنة التي تدوسنا كل يوم، على تحكّم المحاكم الشرعية بأحوالنا الشخصية، على تعامل نظامنا الاجتماعي والإعلامي مع أجسادنا على أنها سلع للاستعمال اليومي العام، على قانون دولتنا الذي يحمي المغتصب، على كل رجل يعتقد أن أجسادنا مجرد أشياء تسير على الطريق، وأننا خرساوات عاجزات عن إهانته، على برامج كوميدية ترقص على إيقاع التمييز ضدنا، على منظومات إعلامية تعدّ أجسادنا للاستهلاك السريع وتبيحه للعنف. أتمنى لنا غضباً كافياً لإشعال الساحات بتظاهرات الاحتجاج كل مرّة تهيننا أغنية أو لوحة إعلانية أو نكتة سمجة على الهواء. أتمنى لنا السخط على قوى الأمن التي نلجأ إليها لحمايتنا فتتحرش بنا وتتساهل مع المتحرش بنا في الأماكن العامة، على رجال سياسة يصمّون آذانهم عن صراخ نساء يعنفن “شرعياً”، يرشون الملح على جراحنا مفاخرين بإعادة جوازات سفر بلاد الأرز لـ”المتحدرين من أصل لبناني حتى الدرجة الرابعة” من جهة الوالد، لكنهم يحرمون أولاد الأم اللبنانية منه حتى ولو كانوا من الدرجة الأولى. أتمنى لنا السخط على رجال الدين الذين يحرسون التقاليد العفنة في النظام الاجتماعي، والذين يبيحون اغتصابنا ويمنعون أي قانون مدني يمنحنا نديّة مع الرجل، وعلى النظام الاجتماعي نفسه الذي يخرس بكاء المغتصبة حرصاً على شرف عائلتها، ويعيد الانتهاك الذي نال من كيانها إلى قِصَر تنورتها أو ضيق فستانها أو وقت خروجها من البيت. أتمنى لنا غضباً يكفي لتحريك “طوابير” وإغلاق طرق، حين يسهو أحد النواب عن عيدنا فيستبدله بعيد الأبجدية مثلاً، فـ”سهوة” من هذا النوع هي قلة احترام لنا واستخفاف بإنجازات حركتنا السياسية. أتمنى لنا حنقاً يشبه ذلك الحنق الذي كان سيوّلده السهو عن عيد مار مارون أو عن المولد النبوي مثلاً. منذ أيام، صرّح النائب “الساهي” نعمة الله أبي نصر أن العيد سيكون للمرأة والأبجدية معاً، لأن “المرأة هي المعلم الأول”. أصاب سعادته، ليس فقط لأن المرأة تلقن أولادها الأبجدية، بل لأنها تربّي فيهم الغضب. لأنها تخبرهم أن النظام السياسي – الاجتماعي للبلد الذي يترعرعون فيه وتقاليده لا تلحظ المرأة وجنسانيتها، ككيان كامل مستقل، بل تسجنه في جسد أم أو زوجة أو أخت بحاجة مستمرة لقوامة ذكر، وبالتالي أي اعتداء على هذا “الكيان الهش” هو اعتداء على شرف هذا الذكر وانتقاص من “رجولته”. تخبرهم أن حراسة هذا الشرف يستوجب سطوة على جسد المرأة يمارسها الراعي داخل البيت ويثبتّها رجال السياسة بإشراف رجال الدين. تخبرهم أن النظام الذي يعيشون في ظله يفرض عنفاً معنوياً، جسدياً وجنسياً على النساء، وإن غضبن، يقال إنهن “مسترجلات” ويتهمن بأنهن يملكن أجندة غربية شريرة لتدمير الأسرة اللبنانية المتماسكة. هي المعلم الأول لأنها تربّي ولدها الذكر على أن امتلاكه قضيباً لا يكسبه سلطة، وإن اكتسبها فهي ليست معصومة عن المساءلة، وتربي ابنتها على أنها لا تحتاج إلى إذن لتنوجد ولا لرعاية لتحيا. توصيها بامتلاك جسدها والتحكم به، وألا تسمح باستمرار الإجرام بحقه باسم “المصلحة العامة”، لأن الأخيرة تتوقف عند عتبة جسدها وسلامتها وكرامتها. تربيها على ألا تخاف من فضح العنف الممارس عليها، أن تنظر مباشرة في عينيّ “المجتمع” وتكشف عوراته، لأن الصمت عنها تطبيع مع إجرام النظام. تنذرها أن القوانين والتقاليد وكل أركان النظام الذي تعيش في ظله ستجعل من حياتها حرباً مفتوحة، وعليها أن تصمد لأنه مقدر لها أن تكافح. وتقبل جبينها ليلة ميلادها من كل سنة متمنيّة لها المزيد من الغضب

Source: http://shabab.assafir.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=5727

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Love is not a political statement — Anne Hathaway.

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نرى أنفسنا كمجموعة نسوية جزء لا يتجزأ من كل حراك مدني ومستقل عن أطراف السلطة، خاصة وإن حمل هذا الحراك شعارات نراها من مبادئنا الأساسية والتي نناضل من أجلها كالمساواة، العلمانية والعدالة الاجتماعية. لقد آن الأوان لكي نتحرك كمواطنين ومواطنات، وكعاملين وعاملات حرمنا لسنوات طوال من أبسط حقوقنا الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والسياسية. على الرغم من ذلك، لطالما كان لدينا كامل الإدراك أن السلطة الذكورية مترسخة بالنظام الطائفي الذي يغذيها فنتعرض لاضطهاد مزدوج على الأصعدة السياسية الاجتماعية والاقتصادية لأننا أولاً نساء، وثانيًا لأننا رعايا لا مواطنات، ولأننا عاملات نُحرم من أبسط حقوقنا الاقتصادية. ولأن النظام الطائفي الذكوري يسخر نفسه لأصحاب المال، يقصينا من مواقع القرار، فيمنع بالتالي أن يكون لدينا المقدرة على التصرف بمواردنا ويحرمنا الأمن والأمان داخل المنزل وخارجه. لذلك كما اتخذنا الشارع في 14 كانون الثاني لنرفض الاغتصاب الذي يشرعه ويسهله النظام الذي نعيش في ظله، سننزل إلى الشارع لندعو إلى نظام يحمينا كنساء، كمواطنات وكعاملات. ولنا أن نتذكر في هذا المجال أن لا عدالة ممكنة لنا كنساء خاصة، من دون قوانين مدنية موحدة لجميع المواطنين وعدالة اجتماعية تضمن لنا خدمات صحية، وأجور عادلة وضرائب عادلة وغيره. نريد كمواطنات أولا وكنساء ثانياً أن نرى التغيير في بنية هذا النظام لصالح قوانين مدنية موحدة للجميع من أحوال شخصية إلى زواج وانتخاب وغيره. نريد أن يكون لنا حقوق متساوية للرجل في مختلف الميادين، في الأسرة والمجتمع، في السياسة وسوق العمل. وأخيراً نريد أن نضم صوتنا إلى أصوات النساء العربيات من المحيط إلى الخليج لنهتف سويا “حرية” و”عدالة اجتماعية”. لنستعيد الشوارع في ذكرى الصرخة الأولى ضد النظام الطائفي التي انطلقت السنة الماضية من أجل المساواة، العلمانية والعدالة الاجتماعية. لننضم إلى التحرك يوم 26 شباط 2012 عند الساعة 3:00 من بعد الظهر انطلاقا من الدورة وصولا إلى شركة الكهرباءنرى أنفسنا كمجموعة نسوية جزء لا يتجزأ من كل حراك مدني ومستقل عن أطراف السلطة، خاصة وإن حمل هذا الحراك شعارات نراها من مبادئنا الأساسية والتي نناضل من أجلها كالمساواة، العلمانية والعدالة الاجتماعية. لقد آن الأوان لكي نتحرك كمواطنين ومواطنات، وكعاملين وعاملات حرمنا لسنوات طوال من أبسط حقوقنا الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والسياسية. على الرغم من ذلك، لطالما كان لدينا كامل الإدراك أن السلطة الذكورية مترسخة بالنظام الطائفي الذي يغذيها فنتعرض لاضطهاد مزدوج على الأصعدة السياسية الاجتماعية والاقتصادية لأننا أولاً نساء، وثانيًا لأننا رعايا لا مواطنات، ولأننا عاملات نُحرم من أبسط حقوقنا الاقتصادية. ولأن النظام الطائفي الذكوري يسخر نفسه لأصحاب المال، يقصينا من مواقع القرار، فيمنع بالتالي أن يكون لدينا المقدرة على التصرف بمواردنا ويحرمنا الأمن والأمان داخل المنزل وخارجه. لذلك كما اتخذنا الشارع في 14 كانون الثاني لنرفض الاغتصاب الذي يشرعه ويسهله النظام الذي نعيش في ظله، سننزل إلى الشارع لندعو إلى نظام يحمينا كنساء، كمواطنات وكعاملات. ولنا أن نتذكر في هذا المجال أن لا عدالة ممكنة لنا كنساء خاصة، من دون قوانين مدنية موحدة لجميع المواطنين وعدالة اجتماعية تضمن لنا خدمات صحية، وأجور عادلة وضرائب عادلة وغيره. نريد كمواطنات أولا وكنساء ثانياً أن نرى التغيير في بنية هذا النظام لصالح قوانين مدنية موحدة للجميع من أحوال شخصية إلى زواج وانتخاب وغيره. نريد أن يكون لنا حقوق متساوية للرجل في مختلف الميادين، في الأسرة والمجتمع، في السياسة وسوق العمل. وأخيراً نريد أن نضم صوتنا إلى أصوات النساء العربيات من المحيط إلى الخليج لنهتف سويا “حرية” و”عدالة اجتماعية”. لنستعيد الشوارع في ذكرى الصرخة الأولى ضد النظام الطائفي التي انطلقت السنة الماضية من أجل المساواة، العلمانية والعدالة الاجتماعية. لننضم إلى التحرك يوم 26 شباط 2012 عند الساعة 3:00 من بعد الظهر انطلاقا من الدورة وصولا إلى شركة الكهرباء

For more information visit Nasawiya’s page.

Laicite, egalite, justice sociale

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Yesterday the Pakisani Embassy in Lebanon, invited us to view the great movie by Shoaib Mansoor , “In the Name of God”.

I went to UNESCO with my dad, my bf, my friend abdo and my gr8t colleague from the ” NGO Community ” Chanty.

In the name of God is an Urdu/english  Film featuring Culture diversity and the damages done by extremists in the Name of Religion as well as the beauty of Music that assemble people from different background and religion and culture;

the action of the movie takes place between, London, the US, Lahore in Pakistan and a small village at the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The movie finishes with a great letter written by one of the preeminent characters “Mansoor ” a Pakistani musician, who went to the USA to study music, and who married an American girl “Janie”. After 9/11 attacks, Mansoor is jailed without trial and tortured for his Islamic Backgrounds.

Even under Torture, he couldn’t hate all americans for what happened to him, he knew that he will not get away from his torturer, but he wrote to his wife a great and moving letter in which he emphasises the importance of love and tolerance;

as for women’s rights, the movie features the struggle of “Mary” or Maryam, a british with Pakistani background girl, who after falling in love with a British guy, was forced to get married in Afghanistan to her “muslim ” cousin by her dad.

after she escapes with the help of her father in law, the british and pakistanian governments help, she go to trial to Punish her husband, and her dad.

in the trial, the movie shows 2 sheikhs that have different views from Islam are opposed, and one great Sheikh explains and proves so bluntly the role and importance given to women in Islam, the same thing is given to Music, with Prophet David having a great voice, and music heritage.

I luved the Movie, it explains how intolerance , war and hatred can be done in the name of a religion that is in fact built on Peace, and understanding.

the music of the film is so beautiful too…. I think we call it “soundtrack’, it takes you away from the ugliness of the world,  away from the racism that might exist, away from the ignorance of others religion and cultures , to a world were civilisations, and cultural differences become a plus!

Rita Chemaly

I found an article on Wikipedia about the plot of the movie, and the trailer on You tube, again  I recommend this Great Movie to all those who understand and fight for Human Rights, Tolerance, Love and Peace….

 

RITA

“Three different people from different continents have problems that relate to South Asian culture and the subsequent misinterpretations of Islam in Pakistan’s society.

Two brothers who are singers, Mansoor (Shaan) and Sarmad (Fawad), become two of the best singers in Lahore. Sarmad becomes influenced by an Islamic activist. He begins to practice the extremist interpretation of Islam, grows a beard and goes against music, putting pressure on his free-spirited family to comply. Those parties interpret certain verses of the Quran and Hadith (Islamic religious texts) to call for a ban on music and pictures.

In England, Mary/Mariam (played by actor-model Iman Ali) is a westernized British Pakistani girl in love with a British boy named Dave. Her hypocritical father disapproves, despite the fact that he is living with a British woman to whom he is not married. He tells Mary that they are going to Pakistan for a trip and that once they return she can marry Dave. This, however, is a trap. While touring FATA, he has her forcibly married to Sarmad, who is her cousin. Mary is then abandoned in FATA at her new household.

Meanwhile, Mansoor goes to a music school in Chicago. There, he meets a girl called Janie and instantly falls in love with her. She quits alcohol for him, and they eventually get married. After 9/11, FBI officers capture him when someone overhears a drunk man accusing Mansoor of being a terrorist. Subsequently, he is tortured for a year in custody just because of his Islamic background.

Mary manages to run away but is caught by Sarmad in the process. She is kept under strict supervision and, due to this incident, Sarmad eventually consummates their marriage by force. She doesn’t lose hope, managing to sneak a letter to Dave under the guise of writing to her father. Mansoor and Sarmad’s parents finally come to her rescue under the protection of the British government, but Mary, driven by vengeance, then takes her father and cousin to court in Pakistan. There, a Maulana (Naseeruddin Shah) explains to the court how Islam is being butchered in the name of war and hatred, bringing the religion forward in a believable and peaceful manner.

Traumatized by all the suffering he has seen and caused, Sarmad withdraws from the case. He also realizes the damage that he was made to do in the name of religion. Mary is now free and returns to the village where she was kept prisoner so she can educate the girls there. Meanwhile, Mansoor is still in U.S. custody after a year of torment; the last torture session having inflicted permanent brain damage. After a failed rehab attempt, he is deported and reunited with his family in Pakistan where, thanks to the hope of his family, he begins to slowly recover.”  source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khuda_Kay_Liye

 

 

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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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While LGBT folks in the U.S. deal with religious institutions that encourage so-called reparative therapy, antigay advocates in Latin America are taking that quest to a much darker level. For the past decade, lesbians in Ecuador have been forced into what they call torture camps aimed at making them straight.

When Paola Ziritti was 24, her parents sent her to a “forced confinement” clinic in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, where — unbeknownst to her parents — she experienced “battering, sexual abuse, deprivation of all kinds, and constant [ridicule],” according to Anne Vigna in the French magazine Tetu.

It took over a year for Ziritti’s mother to free her from the torture, and another six months of “real psychological treatment … to try to recover from his ‘cure against homosexuality,’” said Ziritti, who was the first woman to agree to file a complaint against these treatments. Her testimony was crucial in helping to close the clinic that tortured and humiliated her — and others like it, said Tatiana Velasquez, from the lesbian organization Taller de Comunicación Mujer. Activists got the government to close 27 of these “treatment centers” in August, but there are still 207 clinics of this type, said Velasquez. “For 10 years we have been aware of 30 cases of lesbians,” she said. Those are just the escapees, the un-reformed, so to speak.

In September two lesbians who escaped from two different clinics filed complaints. The international feminist organization CLADEM urged Ecuadorian officials to instigate “a serious investigation into these illegal and degrading practices and the closure of these centers.”

These clinics have also imprisoned gay, bisexual, transgender, and cross-dressing people, to a lesser extent than lesbians, “probably because they get to leave the family earlier than girls,” said Velasquez. “The girls have all told the same thing: They are threatened with rape or raped, handcuffed, starved and forced to dress like prostitutes.”

Now human rights activists and Ecuadorian officials seem to be paying closer attention to the issue.

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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

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

RITA….A Lebanese and proud to be:-),

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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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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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Racisme et discrimination

une amie est venue de Grenoble passer une annee a Science Po Beyrouth: le superbe ahla w sahla qui lui a ete reserve, par un psychopate, a la tete ( non … un psychopate sans tete !) , un prototype …. un prototype du comportement raciste, et haineux de certains libanais! libanais qui se croient superieurs et maitre de tous! une etudiante Noire , tabassee a Beyrouth: et oui! nous sommes bien un pays ouvert, chaleureux, ou les etrangers se sentent bien acceuillis! a condition qu’ils goutent uniquement a notre Taboule, labne, manakiches!admirent notre FEYROUZ, notre “raje3 yot3ammar lebnen”, aillent a byblos , Tyr et autre! mais pour autre chose: un Tabou est a note: le Racisme libanais envers les etrangers: qu’ils soient de couleur noire, qu’ils soient des philippins, des egyptiens, et j’en passe….euh… on n’en parle pas? et bien…. on a des manakiches, il est vrai que nous sommes genereux, mais …. le statut des “bonnes”, l’ego des “tantes” en leur parlant, (j’ai enleve “achrafieh” pour ne pas me faire plus d’ennemis que j’en ai deja!en plus se sont les “tantes libanaises” qui font ca , non seulement ” tantets el achrafieh”! ), les bonnes qui gardent des enfants gates, qui ne savent meme plus se remplir un verre d’eau tous seuls! euh… mais tout ca on y est habitue, c’est notre quotidien, ce sont des choses qui peuvent passer inapercues… mais ne pas assister une personne en danger????? je reconnais que ne pas admettre que la personne qui travaille chez nous s’assoit a l’arriere alors que la voiture est vide, ne soit plus aussi grave que ne pas assister une personne, une jeune fille, qui se fait battre en pleine rue! ah…. c’est du fatalisme? a t on vraiment perdu l’esprit et le coeur? mais pourquoi? comment? qu’elle socialisation et education recoit t on? n’est ce pas ses memes jeunes qui rendent notre quotidien plus facile? n’est ce pas elles qui eduquent nos enfants? qui ont la charge de nos tetas? sans parler de faire faire pipi au jeddo! ah…. je suis crue?! mais j’ai vraiment ras le bol ! on a 10 doigts! une tete , un coeur! mais un esprit critique! travaillons a ce que cet esprit critique nous reveille un jour de notre lethargie de Libanais superieurs! el sirlankiye, a un Nom , prenom, elle peut meme venir des philippines, de l’inde, c pas toutes des ” sirlankiye”! leur statut est femme de menage! pas esclaves! des heures de travail existent! pas de 24h sur 24! quand meme! eunnooo! quand meme! toute personne noire ne travaille pas necessairement chez nous! elle peut meme etre plus eduquee! elle PEUTt etre la pour faire des etudes! eunno merde! pourquoi nous quand on voyage, on est oblige de faire le menage chez des etrangers qui sont civils avec nous , alors que nous sommes des maitres incivils , inciviques, ainsi.. ce que vous voulez avec les gens qui viennent chez nous pour travailler, et qu’on prend de HAUT???????! on a du genie! je le sais ! mais pas dans ce domaine je le crains! et oui… une histoire vraie qui marque d’une pierre rouge notre chaleureux esprit de generosite, d’ouverture… de… de….! voila! ca c’est dit! http://www.walf.sn/actualites/suite.php?rub=1&id_art=24188 nouvelleS amicaleS, etudiants eveilles et Responsables, je vous demande de penser avec moi a des mesures Pratiques que nous simples etudiants libanais pouvons faire! amis, connaissances,cousins, famille, Libanais, vous voulez repondre?! et bien! faites! faites quelquechose! DITES MOI SI J’EN RAJOUTE! COLERE? OUI… MAIS PEUT on se taire ? jusqu’a quand?????????? nous ne sommes pas RASCITES! EUHHHH… permettez moi de dire … si! RITA CHEMALY JE SIGNE EN TOUTES LETTRES! et repondez moi en signant! si vous osez! et n’essayer pas de parler de mes fautes d’orthographes ou de langue, ou de frappe! car le sujet est brulant! il est GRAVE!

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