Arab Women's Right to Nationality Campaign Event Spotlights

Mon, 16 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
Tue, 3 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 On 28-10-2011, the nationality was withdrawn from them because the Lebanese state had given them that nationality by mistake!!!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
Tue, 27 Sep, 2011
Nationality Campaign communique regarding the new reforms issued by the Minister of Labor facilitating the right to work for spouses and children of Lebanese women Press release attached more
Wed, 27 Jul, 2011
Approximately 800 people were marching to express their dissatisfaction with the discriminatory law that denies women in the majority of Arab countries the right to extend their nationality to their husbands and children. Protesters moved from the Interior Ministry in Sanayeh to Riad Solh square, where organizers handed a draft law to Omar Natour, more
Fri, 1 Jul, 2011
It seems that the cabinet of PM Najib Mikati is proceeding with its alienation of Lebanese women and their rights to a full partnership and to equality. Indeed, and after dropping women from the cabinet, there goes the ministerial statement placing them at the bottom of the priorities that the upcoming cabinet is planning on tackling. The ministers of the nation graced us with a few, unclear words through their ministerial statement. They were kind enough to make promises to women on the work to enhance... more
Fri, 24 Jun, 2011
The “Nationality Campaign” (My Nationality is a right for me and my family) organized a “General Assembly” meeting for a number Lebanese women married to non-nationals. The meeting was held at the YWCA premises, Ain El Mreisseh, on Friday June 24, 2012. Eighty women, from various Lebanese regions along with their children and husbands participated in this meeting which was also attended by media figures and CSOs activists. more