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Nationality Campaign and Assabil || Screening of “Kuluna Lel Watan” documentary on 4 June 2014

Fri, 07/04/2014

In response to Assabil invitation, the “Nationality Campaign” (My Nationality is a right for me and my family) organised a screening of its documentary “Kuluna Lel Watan” (All for the Nation) at the Municipal Public Library of Monot, on 4 June 2014.
The screening was followed by a discussion with the film director Carol Mansour and the Nationality campaign coordinator Lina Abou-Habib.

A model for Arab leaders: Mujica of Uruguay personally hosts Syrian children refugees

Fri, 05/30/2014

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica once again provides an example of empathy, humility and solidarity as he opens his personal home to 100 Syrian refugee children with their guardians. Mujica, who is also known as the world poorest President hopes that other countries will show equal solidarity and generosity with the Syrian refugees. Prior to this move, Mujica had taken many other bold and progressive decisions in the field of equality, social justice and tolerance. Indeed, that is the kind of leader that the Arab counties should hope for!

The problem of the displaced from Syria between myths and reality

Fri, 05/30/2014

Although the number of Syrian displaced has now exceeded the one million count, the Lebanese government is still unable to address this serious problem other than through, raising red flags with regards to its negative social and economic implications, and appealing for financial aid from donor countries. The latter party seems to have abandoned it responsibilities, leaving the Lebanese and Syrian citizens to struggle with the difficult social and economic circumstances.

A letter to the President of the Republic: What about Lebanese women Mr. President?

Thu, 05/22/2014

Mr. President,
We take the liberty of addressing you publicly as the President of the Republic entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding the Constitution and the Law, upholding equality amongst all women and men citizens, and guaranteeing transparency and accountability.

Training on “Leadership communication and political participation” for NC on 22 and 23 May 2014

Thu, 05/22/2014

Some 9 participants involved in the Nationality Campaign, took part in this two-day workshop on Leadership communication and political participation, which was held on May 22 and 23. The training aimed at strengthening their leadership, communication and advocacy skills in order to further scale up their role within the Campaign as well as enable them to play a leadership role vis-à-vis other women. The workshop included various interactive exercises and was based on the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP)’s produced training manuals, namely “Leading to Choices” and “Leading to Action”.

Training on “Leadership communication and political participation” for NC on 22 and 23 May 2014

Wed, 05/07/2014

Some 9 participants involved in the Nationality Campaign, took part in this two-day workshop on Leadership communication and political participation, which was held on May 22 and 23. The training aimed at strengthening their leadership, communication and advocacy skills in order to further scale up their role within the Campaign as well as enable them to play a leadership role vis-à-vis other women. The workshop included various interactive exercises and was based on the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP)’s produced training manuals, namely “Leading to Choices” and “Leading to Action”.

“My Nationality is a Right for me and for Family Campaign” rejects the law proposal to restitute the Lebanese nationality and consider it discriminatory against women

Mon, 05/12/2014

My Nationality is a Right for me and for my Family Campaign expressed in a statement released yesterday, its rejection of the law proposal to restitute Lebanese Nationality to immigrants of Lebanese descent, stating that this law proposal further violates Lebanese women’s right to full citizenship.

Training on “Leadership communication and political participation” for NC on 7 and 8 May 2014

Thu, 05/08/2014

Some 13 participants involved in the Nationality Campaign, took part in this two-day workshop on Leadership communication and political participation, which was held on May 7 and 8. The training aimed at strengthening their leadership, communication and advocacy skills in order to further scale up their role within the Campaign as well as enable them to play a leadership role vis-à-vis other women. The workshop included various interactive exercises and was based on the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP)’s produced training manuals, namely “Leading to Choices” and “Leading to Action”.

Training on “Leadership communication and political participation” for NC on 7 and 8 May 2014

Wed, 05/07/2014

Some 13 participants involved in the Nationality Campaign, took part in this two-day workshop on Leadership communication and political participation, which was held on May 7 and 8. The training aimed at strengthening their leadership, communication and advocacy skills in order to further scale up their role within the Campaign as well as enable them to play a leadership role vis-à-vis other women. The workshop included various interactive exercises and was based on the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP)’s produced training manuals, namely “Leading to Choices” and “Leading to Action”.

The new salary scale vaporises between economic and political interests

Wed, 04/30/2014

After more than two years of revisions, reviews of figures, search for potential sources of income, and assessment of economic implications, as well as commuting between several parliamentary commissions, the proposed new salary scale was finally deferred until after the Presidential elections, at the risk of being buried all together (at least in its currently proposed form).