A joint campaign by the United Nations and the National Commission for Lebanese Women to end child marriage was launched on Nov 25, 2018. (The Daily Star/the United Nations, HO)
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To mark the U.N.-designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Sunday, organizations are holding events across Lebanon as part of a 16-day campaign to raise awareness on gender-based violence.Succar said RDFL has also partnered with Parliament's General Secretariat, UNICEF and a number of MPs to hold a conference on Dec. 4 discussing the 16-day campaign as well as laws related to violence against women.RDFL has called for an amendment to Law 293, which protects women from family violence, in order to broaden its scope to include all violence against women.Earlier this month, RDFL ran a campaign called "Young 3arous," which aimed to raise awareness on child marriage by claiming to be a matching service for men who want to marry girls below the age of 18 .
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