Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation. But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this.
— Nicole Kidman
International Women’s Day, which is celebrated every year on March 8, celebrates the achievements of women and focuses on general appreciation, respect and love for the fairer sex.
That might apply to other countries, but unfortunately this doesn’t apply in Lebanon…
Today, the Lebanese NGO “Kafa” , is organizing a protest where thousands of woman & MEN are going to the streets to demand that a law , which will protect woman (and children) against their abusive husbands (brothers / fathers/ etc), is constructed. In the past week alone there were 3 brutal cases of domestic violence and the woman involved in these cases passed away due to their critical condition. In my opinion, that’s not something to be taken lightly…
I’m not a hardcore Feminist, but I believe in human rights in general, regardless of gender. It’s time to change the existing primitive laws. No woman (or human for that matter) should allow any man or person to abuse her or violate her rights. That’s all I have to say for now, and I hope that this protest sheds some lights on this subject and wakes up ignorant people while showing them the true gravity of the matter at hand.
If you haven’t heard about it (it’s kinda late but whatever…) check it out and I think people should support their cause…. its everyone’s cause and right to feel secure and know that there’s a law that’s going to protect you.
I also found this on their webist :
Established in 2005 by a group of multi-disciplinary professionals and human rights activists, KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation is a Lebanese non-profit, non-political, non-confessional civil society organization committed to the achievement of gender-equality and non-discrimination, and the advancement of the human rights of women and children.
KAFA envisions a society where all its citizens live free of violence and exploitation and where they have equal access to opportunities and results and their human rights are respected, protected and enjoyed. KAFA believes that women’s and children’s rights are integral to this achievement and to building a free and fair society.
This was a quick post but nonetheless, an important one.
Something else to think about:
The Excuses Men Make to Justify Violence Against Women
10. Some women think you don’t love them if you don’t hit them.
9. Why would she wear revealing clothes if she didn’t want negative
8. Some women know how to push our buttons, and so we “just snap.”
7. She disrespected me.
6. She must have done something to deserve it.
5. If she wants to hit like a man, she ought to be beaten like a man.
4. Why would a woman go somewhere (a party, club, or social event) if
she knows guys are going to treat her like that?
3. A man is only going to do to a woman what a woman allows him to do.
2. Some women like to be hit/cat-called.
1. She made me do it.