Nada Bahlawan was shot and killed by her husband at dawn Jan. 22 in Beirut. The same day, a man stabbed his wife in south Lebanon after a dispute . On Dec. 16, British diplomat Rebecca Dykes was raped and murdered. Nine women were killed as of December.
The issue of VAW must be transferred from remaining a “private” affair to becoming a matter of the public welfare in Lebanon, and a matter referred to the courts and punishable by law. It is a matter of the state and a responsibility of the State.
EuroMed Rights has analysed and compared the legal and political frameworks of different countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East concerning the fight against gender-based violence and the protection offered to victims.