In a recent article published in the New Yorker, which was quite popular online, mixed marriages between citizens of two different countries are described as playing a part in developing compassion and understanding between people in the world: “The awareness and negotiation of small differences add up to a larger understanding about the complexities of the world.” Amidst growing globalisation, mixed marriages are indeed increasingly common and appreciated for their transnational multiculturalism.
Activism & Engagement
Chaque jeudi, après la prière du soir, des femmes seules ou en petits groupes défilent dans les rues de Ghobeyri, municipalité de la banlieue sud de Beyrouth (Dahiyeh). Elles se dirigent vers le cimetière Rawdât al-shahîdayn (le jardin de deux martyrs) pour se recueillir sur les tombeaux de leurs proches.
While women’s issues and rights have been at the forefront of public and civil society debate, academic, and activist publications, women’s inequalities and the discrimination women face in Lebanon have been notably undermined, whether as citizens, refugees, or migrants. However, if the publicising of the “issue of women in Lebanon” has prompted the production of more “gender-related” information and knowledge, it has oftentimes adopted the rhetoric of denunciation and victimisation.