Campaign to end child marriage launches in Lebanon

The UN in Lebanon and the National Commission for Lebanese Women on Sunday (November 25th) launched a joint campaign to raise awareness about Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and gender inequality in Lebanon.

The campaign is timed to coincide with the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will continue until December 10th, Lebanon’s Naharnet reported.

It focuses specifically on advocating for ending child marriage in Lebanon, considered a form of GBV, through the adoption of a law to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18, based on the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The convention defines a child as "every human being below the age of 18".

The campaign aims to shed light on how child marriage as a form of GBV increases girls’ vulnerability and risks to domestic violence including physical, sexual and psychological abuse.

The "Bakkir 3laya" campaign will run on social media and on national television and radio to raise awareness about the negative consequences of child marriage.

Campaign messages will be displayed on billboards and LED screens in Beirut and several areas across Lebanon.

Do you like this article?

0 Comment(s)

Comment Policy * Denotes Required Field 1500 / 1500