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The joint parliamentary committees Thursday formed a new subcommittee to examine proposed amendments to Lebanon's Law 293, which aims to protect women and children from domestic violence. In August 2017, women's rights NGO KAFA (Enough) Violence and Exploitation submitted proposed amendments to the 2014 law to Cabinet, which approved the application. One of the amendments would see more people protected by the law. Beirut I MP Paula Yacoubian, who will be on the subcommittee and was among a group of 10 MPs who approved of the proposal after its approval by Cabinet, told The Daily Star that she hoped her fellow lawmakers will not undermine the hard work of NGOs and women's rights activists who fought hard to realize the implementation of the law, saying she planned to advocate for KAFA's amendments when the subcommittee meets.
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