Bsharri MP Strida Geagea speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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MP Strida Geagea urged lawmakers to endorse a draft law to protect women from domestic violence Friday, a day ahead of International Women's Day.The draft law to protect women from domestic violence was first submitted to the Parliament in 2010, and a parliamentary subcommittee began studying it in May 2011 and finalized its amendments in August 2012 .Of the 128-member Parliament, 43 supported the draft law in 2012, mostly from the Lebanese Forces, the Free Patriotic Movement, the Future Movement and the Kataeb Party.
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