Domestic Abuse Rates Doubles in Lebanon; the Solution is Lives Changed by Jesus Christ

Image, a young girl in Heart for Lebanon’s Hope on Wheels Club shares her testimony: “Before I joined this club I was a shy girl, I had very low self-esteem, and all that I remember is that I didn’t care about anything. Today I stand before my mirror saying that I’m beautiful and knowing that God made me special and wants me to be His.” (Photo courtesy of Heart for Lebanon via Facebook)

As Lebanon emerges from lockdown, other disturbing facts are surfacing, too. A report released by Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces says domestic violence rates nearly doubled in 2020.

Three women were murdered in a span of 10 days last month, including a Lebanese celebrity.

“You also have children abused at all different levels, and it’s all amplified because of the pandemic,” Heart for Lebanon’s Tom Atema adds.

Lockdowns made it worse, but domestic abuse was problematic before the pandemic.

“Number one, you’re dealing [with] a ‘no shame’ culture so you can’t talk about these topics, even though the younger generation today is talking about these subjects more and more,” Atema explains.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray outward behavior will change as Christ transforms the hearts of spouses and parents.
  • Pray abuse will stop and people will see how God values each life.