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Life in Beirut series part 5/5

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Lebanon's capital, Beirut, is often seen as a liberal enclave in the Middle East. But many equal rights groups reject this label, which gives the impression that daily equality struggles are no longer taking place here. A new wave of feminism is underway in the city, which some have termed the ‘women’s spring’, and calls are growing louder for women to participate more in the political arena - where less than 5% of members of parliament are women. RFI met up with feminist blogger Xena in Beirut's more secular district, Hamra, to find out more about women's rights in the country.

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