Types of Violence - Lebanon

Prostitution and Trafficking of Women in Lebanon

14.08.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

This article focuses on the subject of trafficking in women for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Lebanon, where the combination of an already delicate economic situation, a large influx of refugees and an extremely complex and deteriorated political and social scene, seems to encourage impunity for this type of exploitation.

This article is mainly based on a diagnosis produced by the Lebanese League for Women’s Rights (LLWR), which analyzed prostitution in the eastern suburbs of Beirut, and in particular in Sin- El-Fil, a densely populated locality inhabited by Lebanese, mostly belonging to Lebanese displaced families and Syrian and Iraqi refugees. People living in the eastern suburbs of Beirut, both popular and rich at the same time, face challenges such as unemployment, the high cost of living standards, and the lack of state services.

To carry out this diagnosis, the LLWR has made more than 15 meetings with actors working on trafficking in women: Lebanese organizations, local associations and journalists.


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Fondation des Femmes de l’Euro – Méditerranée
  • Publishing house : Wikigender
  • Publication date : 2019
  • Number of pages : 4
  • Language : French


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