Arab Women's Right to Nationality Campaign Event Spotlights

Mon, 10 Sep, 2012
The Nationality Campaigns welcomes the holding of the first meeting on 7 September 2012 of the Ministerial Commission mandated with the responsibility of revising the current Nationality Law. This first meeting was held five month after the Commission was formed. The Nationality Campaign would also like to express its appreciation vis-à-vis the head of the Commssion, Minister Samir Mokbel, who kept the promise he made to the Campaign representatives during their sit-in on the 19th of July 2012 when he... more
Wed, 22 Aug, 2012
The Women's Right to Nationality Campaign is pleased to introduce the zero issue of its new Nationality Newsletter. The Nationality Newsletter seeks to highlight key news related to this advocacy campaign. It also provides regular updates on the campaign's activities seeking to reform the nationality law in Lebanon. more
Thu, 19 Jul, 2012
A group of 70 women took part in a symbolic sit-in organized by “My Nationality is a Right for me and my Family Campaign” in front of Minister Samir Mokbel’s offices in Rabye (Western beirut suburbs). This sit-in was called for during the Campaign’s Press Conference more
Mon, 16 Jul, 2012
During a press conference held in collaboration with the “National Alliance for a Law to Protect women against Domestic Violence” at the YWCA headquarters, the campaign, “My Nationality is a Right for me and my Family” called on the Lebanese women married more
Sun, 15 Jul, 2012
The campaign, “My Nationality is a Right for me and my Family” and “Legalizing Women’s Protection against Domestic Violence” invite you to take part in the joint press conference that will take place more
Mon, 2 Apr, 2012
80 people participated in the sit-in that took place in Riad Solh Square Tuesday April 3, in protest against the current Lebanese nationality law and to question the governmental Committee in charge of working on the nationality draft law to: - Indicate a clear timeline more
Thu, 22 Mar, 2012
The campaign, “My Nationality is a Right for me and my Family” expresses its deep regret for the way through which the Lebanese government dealt with the right of the Lebanese women to a full citizenship during yesterday’s hearing. The government maintained its denial for women’s right to pass their nationality to their families knowing that the women had been hopeful because Prime Minister Najib Miklati listed the issue of amending the nationality law within the council of ministers’ agenda concerning... more
Thu, 29 Dec, 2011
The sit-in took place in front of the Ministry of Interior-Beirut, in protest against against the recent approval by the cabinet of a draft law that would allow emigrants of “solely male descendants” to reinstate their Lebanese nationality. The government not only reiterated its patriarchal values by pointing out that “blood lineage is exclusively male”, more
Wed, 14 Dec, 2011
In its Monday December 12, 2011 hearing, the Lebanese council of ministers passed the draft law “to restore the nationality to Lebanese descendants” but only after making an amendment dubbed “minor” by the Minister of Interior, Marwan Charbel. The amendment consisted of granting the nationality according to the blood connection with the father and not the mother. This unfortunately reflects the fact that Lebanese women’s issues and rights are still approached with a patriarchal mentality and that women... more
Fri, 4 Nov, 2011
On 20-06-1994, they were granted the Lebanese nationality for political-electoral purposes. On 28-10-2011, the nationality was withdrawn from them because the Lebanese state had given them that nationality by mistake!!! Thus, a number of Lebanese citizens are now under the mercy of the haphazard decrees and decisions issued by the Lebanese state every now and then in light of the absence of a clear and transparent legal framework. These decisions are producing deep negative effects in these people’s... more