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Communicating Gender and Prisons

Friday, April 9 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Photo adapted from Lebanon's Prisons by Lebanese photographer Haitham Moussawi

A conversation with grassroots organizations in Lebanon working with incarcerated and released women. This will be a public event organized by LAU’s Department of Communication Arts and hosted as part of COM 312: Media and Gender.

Webex link to join presentation: https://lau.webex.com/join/gretchen.king

GUEST SPEAKERS

Salam Moghrabi, Project Supervisor with Dar Al Amal (DAA), a local NGO that advocates for a better society by safeguarding children's and women's rights. Since 1996, DAA has facilitated social rehabilitation and reintegration programs for incarcerated and released women from prisons in Baabda, Tripoli, and Zahle. DAA works to advance gender equality for women prisoners by seeking better treatment and improved living conditions in the prisons as well as raising awareness in society to accept and support imprisoned and released women.

LAU Alumni Manal Makkieh, Founder and Director of Kayani for Palestinian Females Project (KFPFP), a youth-led initiative established in November 2019 to amplify the voices of Palestinian women and girls dwelling in refugee camps in the MENA region. Part of Kayani’s mission is to empower young Palestinian women by creating a platform that allows previously incarcerated marginalized Palestinian women to anonymously share their stories.

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