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The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon | Women's Rights | Al Jazeera
Metrics details. A myriad of factors including socio-economic hardships impact refugees, with females being additionally exposed to various forms of sexual and gender-based violence SGBV. The aim of this qualitative analysis was to understand and to provide new insight into the experiences of SGBV among Syrian refugee women and girls in Lebanon. The SenseMaker survey intentionally did not ask direct questions about experiences of SGBV but instead enabled stories about SGBV to become apparent from a wide range of experiences in the daily lives of Syrian girls. For this analysis, all first-person stories by female respondents about experiences of SGBV were included in a thematic analysis as well as a random selection of male respondents who provided stories about the experiences of Syrian girls in Lebanon. In total, 70 of the first person stories from female respondents and 42 of the stories shared by male respondents included dialogue on SGBV. While experiences of sexual harassment were mainly reported by women and girls, male respondents were much more likely to talk explicitly about sexual exploitation.
Lebanon man admits to having sex with 15-year-old girl
Syria's refugee crisis has shone a light on sex trafficking in Lebanon, where victims are often treated as criminals. Everyone in Lebanon's "sex trade" seems to be involved in trafficking in one way or another: Sources at both the Internal Security Forces ISF and the General Directorate of General Security GS in Beirut told Al Jazeera that even pimps working further down the chain of command ultimately report to a bigger network of organised traffickers. Paul has learned the ins-and-outs of Lebanon's trafficking world over the years. Beirut, the Lebanese capital, and Jounieh, a coastal town about 10km 6. A GS officer estimated that there are at least women and girls who have been forced into prostitution in these areas.
In the bars the women dance for hours — often on top of the bar — and legs, midriffs, bare shoulders and barely covered bosoms are offered for public admiration. Samir Khalaf, a professor of sociology at the American University of Beirut, said the scene astonished his American colleagues. You see it everywhere here, this combination of consumerism and postmodernism and female competition. Young women of means have spent weeks primping and planning how to sift through as many men as possible in the short time available. The austere month of Ramadan ended a week ago.