In only one week, two friends and members of Chouf were horrifacally attacked. One of the members of our office was raped by a man who threatened her with a knife to her throat, and another member was beaten by a group of men because of her sexual orientation. The attackers asked her to « show how she could fight if she wanted to marry a woman ».
In front of the inhumanity of such acts of barbarism, no words are able to express what we feel. Anger, rage and indignation are empty words about the feelings within us.
We are denied our ability to live in security, in public and private spaces without being in danger. The violence we are facing everyday remains unpunished. Assaults and harassment we suffer are realizing the negation of our beings and our identities. We are refused the right to be ourselves, we are denied the right to be woman.
We are women and as women we will never cease to claim our right to exist by and for ourselves.
We are all united and we give our full and complete support to both our members and through them to all women who are attacked, beaten, raped, and killed every day.
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