Spate of women’s deaths sparks Beirut protest
Dozens of people protested violence against women outside the Lebanese Parliament in Beirut. The demonstration, titled “8 is not just a number,” aimed to denounce inaction by the authorities after at least eight women have been killed since early December.
The protest was organized by civil society groups, including the rights association KAFA (Enough Violence and Exploitation), which wants legislative reforms to protect women from domestic violence.
Red wooden cutout silhouettes representing victims, including the eight, were set up in the square outside Parliament.
Demonstrators brandished placards bearing slogans including “Anger is no excuse” and “No funeral before justice.”