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Living with the Shadows of the Past: The Impact of Disappearance on Wives of the Missing in Lebanon

On April 20, 2015, IWSAW in collaboration with the International Center for Transitional Justice launched a study entitled Living with the Shadows of the Past: The Impact of Disappearance on Wives of the Missing in Lebanon to highlight the continuous hardship faced by the wives of the missing and disappeared in Lebanon.

The launch showcased a six-person panel that presented data, research and personal testimonies about the families followed by the screening of the movie Badna Naaref [We want to know] directed by Carol Mansour.

The 46-page report, is based on extensive interviews with 23 wives of diverse backgrounds. It reveals that they continue to search for answers and relief from the government decades after their husbands went missing during the war. The report also makes important recommendations to Lebanese policy makers and civil society on how to address the rights and needs of the families of the disappeared.

The report, funded by the European Union and UN Women, also calls for an independent investigatory body to be established to gather and share information about the fate of the missing.


Check IWSAW publications to download the full report in English and Arabic. 

More details about the lecture are found in this LAU News article.

 

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The author: Dr. Christalla Yakinthou

 

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From left: Mr. Ghazi Aad, Ms. Rabiha Riachi and Dr. Samira Aghacy

 

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Ghazi Aad, Support of Lebanese in Detention and Exile (SOLIDE)

 

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Dr. Carmen Abou Jaoude, Head of Office in Lebanon, International Center
for Transitional Justice

 

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Ms. Wadad Halawani, The Committee of the Families of the Kidnapped
and Missing in Lebanon

 

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