Lebanese women, dressed as brides in white wedding dresses stained with fake blood, protest against Article 522.
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As Lebanon marked International Women's Day Thursday, a prominent human rights organization expressed hope that the country would implement further reforms to bolster gender equality.The organization specifically criticized the 2014 domestic violence law, also known as Law 293, which, it said, included a narrow definition of domestic violence and didn't criminalize marital rape.The press release went on to identify these steps as follows: abolishing inequality under personal status laws and granting citizenship to children of Lebanese mothers; abolishing child marriage; banning all forms of domestic violence including marital rape; ending human trafficking and protecting the rights of migrant domestic workers.
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