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Female parliamentarian subjected to harassment and misogyny

28 Jul 2022


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In July, it was reported that MP Cynthia Zarazir, who had been recently elected, was subjected to misogynic behaviour and harassment, including allegedly finding used condoms and porn magazines in her office. Amnesty condemned the patriarchal behaviour towards women MPs in the Lebanese parliament, saying on Twitter that ‘MPs, particularly parliament speaker Nabih Berri, must take responsibility to end such attacks against #women and stop enabling a misogynistic environment.’

see Amnesty International , New Arab

Initiatives to support: Statement from Lebanon’s Feminist Civil Society Platform condemning the patriarchal attitudes, harassment and bullying faced by women MPs; condemnatory tweet from Amnesty International