Archive | January, 2013

Sex Trafficking in Lebanon

Sex trafficking is considered to be part of human trafficking or modern-day slavery. Up to 27 million people are living in slavery around the world: women and men, girls and boys, and their stories remind us of the kind of inhumane treatment we are capable of as human beings. In 2012, Lebanon was among the [...]

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Manipulation: How to Spot it and What to Do about it?

Who can honestly say that he-she never manipulated someone else in his-her life and/or has never been manipulated? Etymologically, manipulation (from ‘manipulation’ in French and ultimately from ‘manipulus’ in Latin) refer to: treating or operating with or as if with the hands or by mechanical means (but this is not the content i am pointing [...]

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Mémoire et Identité au Liban : de l’Exclusion à la Médiation

Vivant depuis 1999 entre le Liban et le Canada, je fais partie de la génération des enfants de la guerre du Liban en sa période la plus sanglante, étant née et ayant grandi dans son cadre. La mémoire chargée de souffrances et d’une quête incessante de survie, je cherche constamment un sens au tumulte de [...]

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Lebanese Women in Politics: between Actual and Muted Participation

Throughout history, women have often considered themselves as living in a male oriented society. Thus so, we find that most innovators in practically all fields happen to be men. Be it arts in its liberal or conventional forms, music, economy, religion ,science or philosophy, even war, men have always been the primary movers and shakers, [...]

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Women’s Brains versus Men’s Brains?

Biological deterministic approaches teach us about the differences between a woman’s brain and a man’s brain. However, new extensive researches in Neuroscience prove that major differences exist between individuals’ brains. “Brain plasticity” is the key concept to explore. It refers to the capacity of the nervous system to change its structure and, its function over a lifetime, [...]

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