Protesters march to mark International Women’s Day in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Hundreds of protesters gathered in Beirut's streets Sunday for the annual International Women's Day march, uniting under the slogan "For a just economy, we will march".Although the march focused on economic justice, it was organized by groups that advocate for a wide array of other intersectional feminist causes, including the the Alliance of Migrant Domestic Workers, Marsa Sexual Health Center, the Anti-Racism Movement and AUB's gender and sexuality club."We want to raise our voice on this day ... for all the women who are migrant workers in Lebanon who are living here illegally and getting paid less than they deserve, who also sometimes are raped and as a result get pregnant and these children are [considered] illegitimate here and can't go to school," said Haregwa Mulugeta, a domestic worker with the Migrant Community Center.After about an hour of marching, another group of demonstrators joined the march to call for Lebanese women to be given the right pass down their nationality to their children, which Lebanese men alone are currently able to do.
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