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News and Events

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My Nationality is a Right for me and for My Family Campaign organizes a General Assembly in Shabriha (South Lebanon) on April 24th 2014

Thu, 04/24/2014

As part of its on-going meetings and outreach to local communities and civil society organisations, My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family Campaign organized on Thursday April 24th a general assembly in the area of Shabriha (South Lebanon). The event was held at the local club of the Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD) and was attended by 35 concerned women in addition to PARD field staff and practitioners. The event included an introduction to the Nationality Campaign.

Training on “Leadership communication and political participation” for NC on 16 and 17 April 2014

Wed, 04/16/2014

Some 11 participants involved in the Nationality Campaign, took part in this two-day workshop on Leadership communication and political participation, which was held on April 16 and 17. 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 16 and 17 April 2014

Wed, 04/16/2014

Some 11 participants involved in the Nationality Campaign, took part in this two-day workshop on Leadership communication and political participation, which was held on April 16 and 17. 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 My Family Campaign organizes a General Assembly in Qasmyeh (South Lebanon) on April 10th 2014

Thu, 04/10/2014

Within the framework of its on-going meetings and outreach to local communities and civil society organisations, My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family Campaign organized on Thursday April 10th a general assembly in the area of Qasmyeh (South Lebanon). The event was held at the local club of the Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD) and was attended by 25 concerned women in addition to PARD field staff and practitioners. The event included an introduction to the Nationality Campaign, its history, components and future direction.

My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family Campaign participates in the sit in to support the endorsement of the domestic violence protection bill on April 1st 2013

Tue, 04/01/2014

My Nationality is a Right for me and My Family Campaign took part in the sit in organized by Kafa and the National Coalition to Protect Women from Domestic Violence. The event was held last Tuesday April 1st at 10:30 in order to support the legislation to protect women from domestic violence. The sit in called on parliament to endorse the bill to protect women from domestic violence lest women withdraw their voices during the next elections.

Muzzling electronic voices by Lebanese authorities is indicative of low tolerance and narrow perspectives

Sun, 03/30/2014

The past two years witnessed the issuance of several court orders against activists who tried to unveil corruption scandals and irregularities or were just trying to express an opinion or defend citizens’ rights through social media.
These frequent court orders targeted bloggers, media people, individuals and even former Minister Charbel Na7hhas, so as to intimidate them, and in order to protect various political and economic figures and powers including the President of the Republic and a number of political leaders.

My Nationality is a Right for me and my Family Campaign organises a General Assembly of Concerned women in Sabra (Beirut) on 20 March 2014

Thu, 03/20/2014

Within the framework of developing its field outreach to different communities and civil society organisations in various parts of Lebanon, "My Nationality is a Right for me and My Family Campaign" organised on 20 March 2014 a general assembly in the Sabra region at the centre of sister organisation PARD. Some 20 concerned women attended the event in addition to activists and practitioners working with PARD. The General Assembly discussed a number of issues such as the background of the campaign, its achievements, services and future plans.

Nationality Campaign celebrates IWD and participates in Kafa's street march for supporting the law to protect women from domestic violence

Sat, 03/08/2014

On the occasion of International Women's Day (IWD), the Nationality Campaign and the members of its leading committee and 275 of the campaign constituency took part in the street march, organised by Kafa on Saturday March 8, starting at the National Museum and going all the way to Badaro, Tayyouneh and the Ministry of justice. The event per se marked the participation of some 4000 individuals.

Lebanon oil resources between realistic hopes and political greed

Wed, 03/05/2014

A double edged political and economic crisis is currently sweeping over Lebanon. Whilst the economic crisis has resulted in the increase of deficit of the balance of payments and of budget, higher unemployment, and has exacerbated endemic social ills, many politicians now place high hopes on Lebanon’s oil resources, believing that this will allow Lebanon to emerge from its current economic and social crisis. On the other hand, many people and observers seem more skeptical and fear that Lebanon may yet be missing another golden opportunity.

My Nationality is a Right for me and my Family Campaign || On the new Cabinet and Women Rights in Lebanon

Thu, 02/20/2014

My Nationality is a Right for me and my Family Campaign, along with its membership of concerned women and their families, welcome the formation of the new Cabinet, a protracted process which has taken more than ten months to mature. This is nevertheless a rather positive outcome as it will largely help defuse the political and confessional crisis in Lebanon.