Protest in Beirut for women's rights
“Every state that doesn’t criminalize all sorts of rape cannot be a reliable one.” © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Male protester supports the call for a revision of Lebanon's marital laws. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
A protestor wearing a Guy Fawkes mask – a symbol of protest against tyranny. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
A defense line composed of armed soldiers and riot police block protesters on their way to parliament in downtown Beirut. The protest took place amid heavy security concerns. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Both men and women participated in the demonstrations, calling for a change in marital law. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Female protester calling for equality between men and women in marriage. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
From right to left: 1. “If a man rapes your mom, do you call him ‘dad’?” 2. “How can “rape” and “legal” belong in the same sentence?” 3. “The security officer doesn’t give me a sense of security”. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Large masses gathered to protest against the country's marital law. This image shows roughly a quarter of the crowds. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protestors kept marching in the rain. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Marching in the streets of downtown. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
A speaker delivers an impassioned message to a crowd of protestors, urging those in government to revise Lebanon's marital laws. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
"There’s nothing called rape between a husband and a wife. It’s called forcing someone violently to have intercourse”, Beirut MP Imad Hout told The Daily Star. © Nadim Kamel
Protest in Beirut for women's rights
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Tamara Moussa and Nadim Kamel
Last updated: January 29, 2012

Photo essay: Lebanese march against rape and domestic violence

“If a man rapes your mom, do you call him ‘dad’?”

These words are aimed at revising Article 522 of the Lebanese Penal Code which legalizes rape if the rapist marries his victim. On January 14th, hundreds of men and women gathered in front of the Lebanese Interior Ministry to march against marital rape and domestic violence in general. Under the rain they walked through the streets of downtown Beirut to the Lebanese Parliament. The aim was to show how the Lebanese law fails to give and protect women’s inalienable rights as equal human beings. The protest was organized by Nasawiya, a collective of feminist activists, men and women.

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