Amnesty International UK: I Welcome

“Harassment [of refugee women] is a very big problem in Lebanon. Whether I’m single or married, I’m always harassed. I have a daughter aged 16 and I’m afraid to send her even to the closest shop. Once a private car stopped and offered me a ride. I got in and sat in the back. The man started telling me that he would give me money and take me to a very beautiful house and make up for everything I had lost. He asked me to come and sit by his side. I tried to act like I wasn’t terrified. When he stopped, I got out of the car and phoned people I knew to come pick me up.” 
Maryam (not her real name) is a Syrian woman who fled to Lebanon with her family in 2013.
© Asia Alfasi/PositiveNegatives/Amnesty International

“Harassment [of refugee women] is a very big problem in Lebanon. Whether I’m single or married, I’m always harassed. I have a daughter aged 16 and I’m afraid to send her even to the closest shop. Once a private car stopped and offered me a ride. I got in and sat in the back. The man started telling me that he would give me money and take me to a very beautiful house and make up for everything I had lost. He asked me to come and sit by his side. I tried to act like I wasn’t terrified. When he stopped, I got out of the car and phoned people I knew to come pick me up.”
Maryam (not her real name) is a Syrian woman who fled to Lebanon with her family in 2013.
© Asia Alfasi/PositiveNegatives/Amnesty International