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.