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Campaign for Lebanese Women to Fight Against Sexual Harassment

 A new campaign has launched in Lebanon to raise awareness that sexual harassment is not something that should be shrugged off or dismissed, but called out and punished. 

Mesh Basita, or “It’s not OK”, is a six-week-long social media campaign from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the newly created Women’s Affairs Ministry designed to raise awareness of the catcalling, unwanted attention and touching that women receive on a daily basis.

While in many ways Lebanon is a leader in the region when it comes to women’s rights, there is always more work to be done: currently, there is no legislation specifically outlawing sexual harassment on the books whatsoever, even in the workplace or public spaces.