Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Message to Parents: Listen to Your Kids When They Ask for Help!

For almost 2 years i was obliged to go each weekend to grandpa’s home, because all the family (aunts, uncles, cousins) meet there.

I was 11 when i first started telling my parents that i don’t want to go there, but they thought that I’m “not sociable” and they made me go there, 1st for my “sociable” personality and second because it’s “not safe” to keep an 11 years old girl alone at home. What my parents didn’t know was that “grandpa’s home was not safe”.

I had this 5 years older cousin who always had games for his younger cousins, usually the game would be hide and seek, my other cousin used to seek and we hide, and he starts squeezing my breasts, and touching me “down” in a very bad way… and that was the game for two years, and whenever i said i didn’t want to play he used to go to my mom and ask her what’s wrong with your daughter she’s not playing, and start saying that I’m fun screwier in front of my other cousins, and the same thing happened when we went to the TV room or anyplace where we are alone…

I’ll not talk about the consequences of this harassment, because now that i’m 23 i haven’t healed enough from this annoying experience. But a message for parents, when your kids don’t want to do something, it’s not because they are stubborn or because they have personality issues, try to find the real reasons why they don’t want to do things, and help them face them.

Submitted by Anonymous

Location: Beqaa Valley

Time of harassment:   10-16: Daytime / عز النهار

Do you have a personal experience with sexual harassment or assault you would like to share? Please click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.

هل لديك تجربة شخصية مع التحرش الجنسي أو الاعتداء تريد مشاركته ؟ الرجاء الضغط هنا وملء استمارة التقديم على الانترنت. وتنشر جميع التقارير مجهول ما لم تحدد

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Sexually harassed while trying to flee during the 2006 War

It was when the war broke out in 2006 and I was coming down by myself from my university in the north to Beirut so that I can go to Jordan where my family where, as I reached Beirut and took a ‘service’, i had to sit in the front because there were already 3 people at the back.

The 3 people went down 1 minute later and i was left with the ‘service’ driver by myself.

We drove another minute or so then he stopped because he was waiting for some people to approach the cab (in reality, there were no people approaching the cab), and that’s when i felt the car moving in a suspicious way but at first i didn’t think anything of it and i was looking at the right side mirror waiting for the ‘people’ so I didn’t immediately look.

When I did finally look because I felt like something wrong was happening, he had his pants unzipped and he was actually masturbating. Absolutely terrible.

Submitted by MF

Location: Port

Time of harassment:   10-16: Daytime / عز النهار

Do you have a personal experience with sexual harassment or assault you would like to share? Please click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.

هل لديك تجربة شخصية مع التحرش الجنسي أو الاعتداء تريد مشاركته ؟ الرجاء الضغط هنا وملء استمارة التقديم على الانترنت. وتنشر جميع التقارير مجهول ما لم تحدد

Sexually assaulted by my boss: “Fuck dirty men they are everywhere!”

there was this Engineering company, that wanted to recruit a secretary so I applied and during the interview the boss was very nice and we agreed on 800 $ per month and he said that me and his wife are from the same village in the south and i am the same age like his son and he was calling me “daughter”…

so one day we were alone in the office (me and the boss) and he pointed to me at “hotel le promenade” and he said that it is a nice place and I said ok , so what , and then he grabbed me and he pressed on my breast and he said he will pay his life if i let him play with my boobs cz his wife has very small breasts and when I fought back and said no, he bluntly said “why do you think I am paying you 800 $ then?”

so I start packing my things and i told him that it will cost him less money if he convinced his wife to enlarge her breasts 🙂

Fuck dirty men they are everywhere …

Submitted by M.D.

Location: Jdeideh – el madini el sina3iyeh

Time of harassment:   10-16: Daytime / عز النهار

Do you have a personal experience with sexual harassment or assault you would like to share? Please click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.

هل لديك تجربة شخصية مع التحرش الجنسي أو الاعتداء تريد مشاركته ؟ الرجاء الضغط هنا وملء استمارة التقديم على الانترنت. وتنشر جميع التقارير مجهول ما لم تحدد


Lebanon’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Hotline

سجلوا هيدا الرقم وبعتوه لكل أصحابكم : 76676862

للدعم والإرشاد عن التعرض للتحرش الجنسي. !كلنا معرضين!

فريق حملة مغامرات سلوى دايماً مستعد يسمعلكم!

 

Save this number and share it with all your friends: 76676862

For support and guidance in case you experience sexual harassment. We’ve all been there!

The Adventures of Salwa team is here to listen to you.

“التلطيش مش كلمة بالتم”

حملة مغامرات سلوى الإعلانية المتنقلة لمناهضة التحرش الجنسي

بين الجمعة 2 و9 كانون الأول ستجوب شوارع لبنان شاحنتان محملتان بشعارين ضد التحرش الجنسي:
“التلطيش مش كلمة بالتم”، “الكلمة تحرش جنسي، ما تقطعيا”.

خلي عينك على الطريق، الشاحنة ممكن تمر من حدك!

Introducing: a new Moving Trucks Ad Campaign by “The Adventures of Salwa” against sexual harassment!

Between Friday 2nd and 9th of December 2011, 2 trucks will be moving around Lebanon voicing out a message against sexual harassment: “catcalls are not acceptable words to say”, “the word is sexual harassment, fight back”.

The trucks might pass by you… keep an eye on them!