Domestic Violence Facts: Lebanon Passes Law against Domestic Violence
Beirut (AFP) ? Lebanon?s parliament on Tuesday passed a law making domestic violence a criminal offence, after a years-long campaign by civil society groups in a sectarian Arab country steeped in conservativism.
Large sectors of Lebanese society have traditionally regarded beatings of women and children as religiously and socially acceptable.
New York-based Human Rights Watch described the bill as ?historic,? but pointed to gaps which did not…
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