Beirut Explosion 2020: Fe-Male Feminist Response
August 4th, 2020 was a non-precedent day in the history of Lebanon. Two simultaneous, massive and destructive explosions erupted in Beirut, the most vibrant city in Lebanon, killing over 200 people, injuring more than 6000 people, making homeless more than 300000 people and families, damaging businesses, and the already overwhelmed hospitals, in addition to destroying food and medical supplies. Since the onset of the explosion, Fe-Male’s community of staff, members, and volunteers joined forces with all the civil society groups and community members to help in the immediate relief processes on the ground. Day in and day out since August 4th, Fe-Male planned interventions on the ground to support women and girls who survived the traumatizing incident, and ensure their mental health and protection from GBV and support in meeting their SRH needs through using innovative tools and approaches such as arts, sports, self-care and wellbeing… While recognizing the implications that 2020’s disastrous misfortunes are imposing on the country’s women, girls and the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, Fe-Male, as we previously did during the lockdown, aims at casting its efforts to continue playing that role. Additionally, we will continue to prioritize production and information dissemination around the most pressing needs of women and girls, especially during this period, and make them accessible on its different social media platforms.
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