MON 24 - 9 - 2018
 
Date: Mar 12, 2018
Source: The Daily Star
Thousands rally at Women's march in Beirut
BEIRUT: Thousands took to the streets in Beirut Sunday to voice their “shared anger” on a range of issues facing women in Lebanon to mark International Women’s Day.

The march started at noon under the slogan, “Different Causes, Shared Anger.” Colorful posters and banners spoke out against domestic violence, child marriage and violence targeting domestic workers and trans women.

"We have one struggle, one anger, even though we’re all covering very different grounds," Mira Mawla, an activist from Feminist Network, which helped organize the march, told The Daily Star.

"Some people are political, some people have something to say about sectarianism, there are migrant domestic workers, so it’s very diverse,” Mawla said.

Another activist at the march also highlighted the rally’s diversity. "You can see the flags of Palestine, and graffiti about Ghouta and what’s happening in Syria. It’s very interesting to see all the cases we’re fighting for, and it’s amazing to see everyone here on the streets,” Noura al-Turjman, women’s rights activist and student at the American University of Beirut, said.


 
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