Abaad Launches "Life For Life" Campaign for 16 Days of Activism 2017
ABAAD calls on the Lebanese Parliament to amend Chapter Seven of the Lebanese Penal Code
On the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, ABAAD, The National Commission for Lebanese Women, & UN Women, launched the “LifeForLife” campaign. This campaign aims to amend Chapter Seven of the Lebanese Penal Code into a law that maximizes prison sentences to perpetrators of incest rape. More specifically, the call is to amend the law that condemns any offender found guilty of sexual assault of a daughter, sister, granddaughter, nieces or any person of whom he has physical or legal custody with a life sentence in prison.
Incest rape is one of the most dangerous and most widespread forms of rape and sexual assault in Lebanon. Security sources in the country indicate that “the unreported numbers of the crime are much higher, largely due to the circumstances of the attacks happening within a family, in remote areas or refugee camps, which makes it more difficult to know the accurate number of assaults committed each year.’’
“The number of reported rape crimes in Lebanon is not minimal; one in four women in Lebanon has reported a sexual assault’’, stated Ghida Anani, Director of ABAAD.
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Demand for #LifeForLife with ABAAD on: abaad-lifeforlife.com