Organised every year in August for the last 4 years, the International Theatre Festival of Lebanon will be expanding its programme to include other artistic disciplines.
With so many campaigns,initiatives, and movements supporting LGBTQ+ rights gaining strong ground recently, the question about whether the government is going to take sound measures to protect such a community (among other marginalised ones) resonates beyond the International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia, and Biphobia.
The discussion revealed a general consensus on the state’s dysfunction and the persistent issue of a regime struggling since the Civil War.
One of the key challenges facing MENA nations is establishing more coherent public policies on social protection, argues Rana Jawad, Ph.D., of the University of Bath.
Organizations are playing a major role in overseeing the electoral process, each ensuring a democratic and just election period through their own tactics.
Despite the legal and financial constraints that they are faced with, through the adaption of local scriptwriters and directors, theatre in Lebanon perseveres.
According to Skoun, the metric used by law enforcement’s failure to control drugs is illustrated by the fact that 78% of the total number of arrest constitute drug users, and not dealer and traffickers.
Ever since the Ottoman era, civil marriage has been banned due to sectarian and political reasons. This has forced several couples to wed abroad, and then return to Lebanon to register their marriages as “foreign.”
Megaphone provides “an alternative way of commenting, and analyzing news through fact-checking and in-depth analysis”, especially of topics avoided in the mainstream media, such as LGBTQ+ issues.