Lebanon News

Activists: Officials tried to shut gender conference

BEIRUT: A gender activist group says Lebanese authorities tried to shut down a conference they were holding in Beirut after accusing the group of “promoting perversion and drug abuse.” NEDWA, an annual gender rights regional conference, is organized by the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality in Lebanon. The group said in a statement Tuesday that Lebanese security officials and the Muslim Scholars Association attempted to shut down the conference held at a Beirut hotel. It said AFE’s chief refused to sign a pledge to cancel the event and organizers moved the conference to another hotel. The group has called a news conference for Thursday, saying more details on the attempted cancellation are to follow.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 03, 2018, on page 2.

Recommended





Advertisement

Comments

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here