Lebanon hit by spate of murders targeting women as authorities say coronavirus lockdowns have doubled domestic violence cases By Timour Azhari and Katy Migiro BEIRUT, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The murder of three women has provoked outrage in Lebanon, as authorities revealed a doubling of domestic abuse reports in a country that recently [...]
Lebanese activist, journalist, and humanitarian Hayat Mirshad has been named among the 100 top influential and inspiring women for 2020 by BBC. Hayat is the co-founder of Fe-Male, a pioneer feminist collective in Lebanon founded in 2012 that fights for a gender equitable society where every woman and girl enjoys her rights and has her [...]
The UN is to spend $25m (£19m) from its emergency fund to address what has been called the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence against women displaced by wars and disasters. The money will be divided between the UN population fund (UNFPA) and UN Women, and at least 30% of it must be given to women-led local [...]
An interview with Hayat Mirshad, Fe-Male co-director, on OTV with Rima Hamdan to discuss the issue of the rise in cases of violence against women and girls in Lebanon during COVID19 and the lockdown. Mirshad focused mainly on domestic violence and online gender-based violence.
A special interview on MTV about Fe-Male organization work on ground aiming to encounter the stigma around menstruation and fight period poverty in Lebanon, mainly through advocacy and distribution of hygiene and health kits for women in need in Beirut areas that were affected by the recent explosion in August 2020. Hayat Mirshad, Fe-Male's co-director, [...]
FRIDA Young Feminist Collective launched a video that spotlights the powerful work of Fe-Male, a feminist collective that is redefining the way women are seen in the media by demanding and producing fairer representation of women’s stories in Lebanon, through featuring Fe-Male's co-founder and co-director Hayat Mirshad. How do we create a society that views [...]
Fe-Male's Co-director, Hayat Hala Mirshad, and within #ScreensDoNotProtect campaign, discussed online gender based violence in two Instagram live sessions reaching more than 150 viewers. The first live was with Nadine Welson Njeim and Rouba El Helou ,Researcher and University Lecturer, who provided women and girls with tips for protection online. In the second live, Mirshad [...]