Arab Women's Right to Nationality Campaign Event Spotlights

Fri, 23 Nov, 2018
On the 75th Independence Day, while Lebanese women married to non-Lebanese are still denied the right to confer nationality to their family members, My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family campaign called on concerned women and their children to post comments on its Facebook page and speak out against the discriminatory actions which deprive them of their basic civil rights (https://bit.ly/2R93Shq). The posts stressed that no independence is complete under the outdated French Mandate laws, calling... more
Thu, 26 Jul, 2018
My Nationality is A Right for Me and My Family campaign warned in a statement yesterday of naturalization requests being concocted by unofficial parties to facilitate the granting of the Lebanese nationality to mislead applicants. This, the statement added, involves some makhatirs who claim to expedite naturalization procedures for specific sects exclusively. more
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018
Future Movement MP Rula Tabsh Jarudi received on Tuesday a delegation from ‘My Nationality is A Right for Me and My Family’ Campaign led by its coordinator, Karima Shebbo who presented a proposal for the amendment of the nationality law in such that it gives Lebanese mothers equal right to confer nationality to their families as men. A statement issued by the Campaign said the meeting was part of an ongoing cooperation with MP Tabsh since her nomination to the parliamentary elections and her adoption of... more
Thu, 6 Apr, 2017
My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family campaign staged a sit in yesterday outside the labor ministry in Msharafiyeh protesting the ministry’s clampdown on foreign workforce which they said is preventing their non-national children and spouses from work. Women protestors and their families hoisted banners which read, ‘discrimination between men and women citizens is against the law’, ‘no compromise on the rights of women’, ‘children and spouses of Lebanese women don’t need a permit’ and ‘it is my... more
Mon, 20 Mar, 2017
Under the banner ‘Mothers’ Day Respited’, My Nationality Is A Right For Me and My Family campaign staged a sit-in yesterday in Riad el Solh demanding ratification of the draft law for granting Lebanese women the nationality to their family members. Nadira Nahas, speaking on behalf of the mothers, and in the presence of nearly 2000 people, said protestors are here to claim their rights as sanctioned by the Constitution of Lebanon. more
Tue, 24 Jan, 2017
The Collective of Research and Training for Development Action organized a training workshop entitled “human rights”, its second part was about; security versus freedom, and which rights are the dominating one, preserving tradition versus protection of human rights, and human rights and armed conflict, in its training center in Mathaf. more
Sun, 20 Nov, 2016
On the occasion of the Independence Day, “My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family Campaign” organized a symbolic sit-in in front of the French Embassy in Beirut demanding the enactment of a nationality bill which is fair and equal for both women and men. Participants, including women concerned and their families, actors and actresses, as well as civil society and feminist activist, hoisted banners that read, ‘we want a nationality law made in Lebanon’, or ‘our independence will only be complete... more
Wed, 14 Sep, 2016
My Nationality is A Right for Me and My Family Campaign staged a sit-in yesterday in front of the ministry of education in Beirut to protest last July’s directive by education minister Abu Saab confining registration of High school students to Lebanese citizens only and demanded an equal treatment of the children of Lebanese women with Lebanese students. more
Sat, 18 Jun, 2016
CRTDA organized a training workshop entitled “Culture of Democracy” in its third part aiming for empowering democratic organizations, in its training center in the Museum area using the “Leading to democracy: Women in transitional societies” manual by the Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace. Leaders from the steering committee of the Nationality campaign participated in the training and worked over two days, October 19 and 20 2016, to develop their abilities through exercises... more
Wed, 1 Jun, 2016
CRTD.A organized on June 2 and 3 the second part of its workshop entitled “Leading to a Culture of Democracy”. The event was held at the WLP premises and targeted women leaders and members in the Nationality Campaign Steering Committee. During this time, participants built their capacities through exercises focusing on prevailing political, social and economic cultures, democratic participation, women’s participation in politics, democratic dialogue and how to uphold rights and common interests. more