[ View the story "Is Lebanon's domestic violence law a win for women?" on Storify] Is Lebanon's domestic violence law a win for women? Critics say Lebanese parliament approved law with missing amendments.
The Stream· Tue, Apr 01 2014 10:25:19
Apparently the endorsement of the law without the amendments is not a success. #nolawnovote #ProtectWomenLBMireille Bou Fadel
What do you think of the draft law to #ProtectWomenLB adopted by Parliament today? #NoLawNoVote
Congratulations to all Lebanese women! A new law to protect you from domestic violence! #Lebanon #NoLawNoVoteAssaad Thebian
Parliament approves law to protect women from domestic violence. #Lebanon let's see if it will be implementedmoeali nayel
The only April fool is the law that was passed about domestic violence! they're fooling us #Lebanon #NoLawNoVoteAhmad M. Yassine
@Amani_Lebanon a deformed law, they stripped it totallyAhmad M. Yassine
We spoke too soon? Seems new anti #DomesticViolence law does NOT include marital rape??? #NoLawNoVote #Seriously ?!! #Lebanonجسي المر
The law was passed without any of the amendments recommended by @KAFA_Lebanon. Another protest is expect today at 5 in Riad ElSolh #LebanonJoey Ayoub
In #Lebanon, new Law against domestic violence does not protect wives against marital rape #beirut #nolawnovote #womenyalla souriya
So basically, marital rape is still legal. #nolawnovote #Lebanon #womenHanin Ghaddar
The fight for an effective domestic violence law in the country has been an
issue. In 2010, a draft bill to protect women against domestic violence was submitted. In recent months, reports of domestic violence in the country have sparked outrage online.
Lebanese took to the streets to protest ahead of Tuesday's vote. They have been mobilising around the hashtag #NoLawNoVote, a reference to the possibility that some people may not vote for politicians who are not supportive of the domestic violence legislation.
solidarity with the campaign:
To show support, Lebanese people from abroad also shared pictures online:
I wish I was with you right now.. #NoLawNoVote from Stanford California.. You won't get my vote if you don't vote for a law that protects the women of my countryNader Haddad
Many are still using the hashtag #NoLawNoVote to discuss what needs to be changed with the law. There are already calls for more protests.
لا احد من النواب طرح التعديلات المطلوبة. كما وعدنا، سنبصم على صورهم جميعا بالاحمر. الساعة ٥ عرياض الصلح، صورة صورة!
#ProtectWomenLB law amendments proposed by Kafa, & ignored by MPs
Protest called for today at 5 pm in Riad el-Solh.Lara
The law ratified by parliament today is a joke. @KAFA_Lebanon protest at Riad El Solh. #nolawnovote #ProtectWomenLb
a protest today against the deformed law for women protection at 5h Riad el Solh #nolawnovote #LebanonCady Nasr