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Activists and academics warned Thursday that a recent law had not done enough to protect women from violence, while also criticizing sect-specific personal status laws as one of the biggest obstacles to women's rights.Law 293 was the first law to attempt to tackle such issues, and came on the heels of high reported levels of violence against women: A 2010 report by the United Nations Populations Fund stated that 55 percent of Lebanese women were exposed to either physical or verbal violence.However, Zoya Rouhana, managing director of the NGO KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation, said much of the content of the law designed to specifically protect women had been filtered out from its initial draft.
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