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Core Group Meeting of civil society and women organizations partners in the sustainable economic opportunities regional project || 17 and 18 June 2014

Tue, 06/17/2014

The Collective for Research and Training on Development Action convened on June 18 and 19th the Core Group Meeting of civil society and women organizations partners in the sustainable economic opportunities regional project. The regional meeting was attended by 11 organisations from Egypt, Morocco, Yemen, Libya, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon, which reviewed and discussed the current situation of women in the Arab region since 2011 and how to push the work of their organisations forward at the level of strengthening women's economic rights.

Regarding the latest presidential naturalisation decree: Talk about a memorable exit!

Mon, 06/30/2014

The latest naturalisation decree signed by former President Michel Sleiman during the last week of his mandate and which gifted 640 individuals with Lebanese nationality was received with much criticism by all concerned. My Nationality is a Right for me and my Family campaign organised a sit-in to protest this action on June 25th after addressing an open letter to the ex-President on May 22th indicating its refusal of this action and noting that the decision has contradicted all the arguments put forward in the past by politicians to block any reform of the nationality law namely fear of Palestinians naturalisation and the confessional demographic balance.

Nationality Campaign and Assabil || Screening of “Kuluna Lel Watan” documentary on 26 June 2014

Thu, 06/26/2014

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 Geitawi. Rmeyl, on 26 June 2014.
The screening was followed by a discussion with the Nationality campaign representative Karima Chebbo.

Nationality Campaign sit in to protest the latest presidential naturalization decree || June 25, 2014

Wed, 06/25/2014

My Nationality is a Right for me and my Family Campaign organized a symbolic sit-in yesterday at the Ryad Solh Plaza with the participation of some 300 Lebanese women married to non-nationals and their families who came from all parts of Lebanon to protest the last minuite action of former President Michel Suleyman who granted Lebanese nationality to some 700 nationals right before his end of his mandate. Women considered that this irresponsible action was dictated by confessional considerations. Slogans cited during the sit in included: “Our rights are not to be purchased or sold”.

Training on “Leadership communication and political participation” for NC on 18 and 19 June 2014

Wed, 06/18/2014

Some 10 participants involved in the Nationality Campaign and from Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD), took part in this two-day workshop on Leadership communication and political participation, which was held on June 18 and 19. 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.

Training on “Leadership communication and political participation” for NC on 18 and 19 June 2014

Wed, 06/18/2014

Some 10 participants involved in the Nationality Campaign and from Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD), took part in this two-day workshop on Leadership communication and political participation, which was held on June 18 and 19. 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.

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.