Theater Performance: “No Demand No Supply”

Irwin Auditorium, Beirut campus

The Institute for Women’s Study in the Arab World (IWSAW) and AUB Theater Initiative are hosting a theater performance conceived and directed by Sahar Assaf and titled: “No Demand No Supply”, a rereading of Lebanon’s 2016 sex trafficking scandal.

This performance is based on recorded interviews with refugee women survivors from a large sex trafficking ring in 2016, the investigative reporter who uncovered the story, and the colonel who took the decision to raid the brothel where the women were imprisoned, in addition to a study conducted by KAFA Organization in 2014 under the title “Exploring the Demand for Prostitution”.

This performance was originally presented as a closing event of the conference titled: “URBICIDE II: Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine – Postwar Reconstruction” by the Centre for Arts and Humanities Mellon Grant at AUB. The performance is in Arabic with English titles. It will be followed by an open discussion with Ghada Jabbour, Head of the Trafficking and Exploitation Unit at KAFA Organization.

Free admission. For more information, please call +961 03 757 467 or email