Dom girl in Lebanon -

Education for an ethnic group who are discriminated against

In Lebanon, the Dom people remain one of the most vulnerable and marginalised communities in the country. Over 30% of them live below the poverty line (on less than 1 dollar a day). Suffering from a situation of exclusion and social rejection, the Dom communities can access healthcare and schooling only with difficulty. The parents of Zahra, for example, have a struggle to send their child to school, not only owing to their lack of finance, but even more for fear that she would be subjected to discrimination.

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