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British scholarship, in memory of Rebecca Dykes


In commemoration of the death of British diplomat, Rebecca Dykes, who was raped and killed by a taxi driver on the Matn Highway on December 16, 2017, (, a ceremony was held yesterday at Mar Elias Church- Kantari, Beirut, during which British Ambassador Hugo Shorter announced the annual ‘Rebecca Dykes Chevening Scholarship’. The latter will be granted each year to a Lebanese or Palestinian refugee residing in Lebanon to pursue her Master’s degree in the UK in majors related to gender, peace and conflict, development and human rights, and refugee and migration studies. To promote her legacy in the humanitarian field, Rebecca’s family hopes to raise adequate funds to set up the charitable Rebecca Dykes Foundation which will focus on humanitarian and stabilization work for refugees and other vulnerable communities, with special focus on women’s empowerment and the prevention of violence against them. For donations, kindly visit JustGiving page on the following link: . (Al Mustaqbal, February 8, 2018)


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