Arab Women's Right to Nationality Campaign Event Spotlights

Wed, 27 Mar, 2019
A delegation from My Nationality is A Right for Me and My Family Campaign discussed yesterday with the new minister of state for women and youth empowerment, Violette Safadi, the amendment of the current nationality law to the end of ensuring Lebanese women’s right to confer nationality to family members. The delegation handed the minister a complete file including its demands and the draft bill of the desired egalitarian nationality law (c.f: https://bit.ly/2THGqNW). Both sides tackled the legal... more
Wed, 27 Mar, 2019
On the 75th Independence Day, while Lebanese women married to non-Lebanese are still denied the right to confer nationality to their family members, My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family campaign called on concerned women and their children to post comments on its Facebook page and speak out against the discriminatory actions which deprive them of their basic civil rights (https://bit.ly/2R93Shq). The posts stressed that no independence is complete under the outdated French Mandate laws, calling... more
Wed, 27 Mar, 2019
My Nationality is A Right for Me and My Family Campaign organised a sit-in on Sunday at Riad Solh Square under the banner, ‘Nationality is a sense of belonging and a right for all women’. The sit-in was aimed to remind officials of the discrimination suffered by Lebanese mothers preventing them from conferring nationality to their children, requesting a law to this effect. more
Fri, 23 Nov, 2018
On the 75th Independence Day, while Lebanese women married to non-Lebanese are still denied the right to confer nationality to their family members, My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family campaign called on concerned women and their children to post comments on its Facebook page and speak out against the discriminatory actions which deprive them of their basic civil rights (https://bit.ly/2R93Shq). The posts stressed that no independence is complete under the outdated French Mandate laws, calling... more
Thu, 26 Jul, 2018
My Nationality is A Right for Me and My Family campaign warned in a statement yesterday of naturalization requests being concocted by unofficial parties to facilitate the granting of the Lebanese nationality to mislead applicants. This, the statement added, involves some makhatirs who claim to expedite naturalization procedures for specific sects exclusively. more
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018
Future Movement MP Rula Tabsh Jarudi received on Tuesday a delegation from ‘My Nationality is A Right for Me and My Family’ Campaign led by its coordinator, Karima Shebbo who presented a proposal for the amendment of the nationality law in such that it gives Lebanese mothers equal right to confer nationality to their families as men. A statement issued by the Campaign said the meeting was part of an ongoing cooperation with MP Tabsh since her nomination to the parliamentary elections and her adoption of... more
Thu, 6 Apr, 2017
My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family campaign staged a sit in yesterday outside the labor ministry in Msharafiyeh protesting the ministry’s clampdown on foreign workforce which they said is preventing their non-national children and spouses from work. Women protestors and their families hoisted banners which read, ‘discrimination between men and women citizens is against the law’, ‘no compromise on the rights of women’, ‘children and spouses of Lebanese women don’t need a permit’ and ‘it is my... more
Mon, 20 Mar, 2017
Under the banner ‘Mothers’ Day Respited’, My Nationality Is A Right For Me and My Family campaign staged a sit-in yesterday in Riad el Solh demanding ratification of the draft law for granting Lebanese women the nationality to their family members. Nadira Nahas, speaking on behalf of the mothers, and in the presence of nearly 2000 people, said protestors are here to claim their rights as sanctioned by the Constitution of Lebanon. more
Tue, 24 Jan, 2017
The Collective of Research and Training for Development Action organized a training workshop entitled “human rights”, its second part was about; security versus freedom, and which rights are the dominating one, preserving tradition versus protection of human rights, and human rights and armed conflict, in its training center in Mathaf. more
Sun, 20 Nov, 2016
On the occasion of the Independence Day, “My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family Campaign” organized a symbolic sit-in in front of the French Embassy in Beirut demanding the enactment of a nationality bill which is fair and equal for both women and men. Participants, including women concerned and their families, actors and actresses, as well as civil society and feminist activist, hoisted banners that read, ‘we want a nationality law made in Lebanon’, or ‘our independence will only be complete... more