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Risk of deporting asylum-seeking Kenyan activist in Lebanon persists

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After more than four months of arrest, the fate of Kenyan worker and activist NM remains unknown. She remains with General Security despite being arrested on false accusations of which she has been acquitted. The...

Why are Lebanese people afraid of talking about sects?

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One time in fourth grade, I came back from school and asked my mother a question I felt was normal: "Mama, what is our sect?"

What does capital control mean for Lebanon today? Sabine Kik explains | Beirut Talks

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What is capital control? And how does it affect Lebanon?

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Jina al Dar: Empowering women and girls

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Jina al Dar, an initiative by ABAAD, tours the country with the goal of empowering women and girls to...

Refugees and the job market: Working against the grain

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According to the last report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) under the banner of...

“We do not call it what it is”: The ability of language to dehumanize

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We do not call it what it is. In our conversations and calls for change, we often dismiss the...