Arab Women's Right to Nationality Campaign Event Spotlights

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 On 28-10-2011, the nationality was withdrawn from them because the Lebanese state had given them that nationality by mistake!!!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
Mon, 26 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
Tue, 26 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
Thu, 30 Jun, 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
Thu, 23 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
Thu, 23 Jun, 2011
In the occasion of the “International Days for the Refugees” and in response to UNHCR’s (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) 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 Babel theatre – Hamra, on June 24, 2011. more
Sun, 20 Mar, 2011
The “Nationality Campaign” (My Nationality is a right for me and my family) participated in the March organized by the“Campaign against the sectarian regime in Lebanon” on March 20, 2011 (coinciding with Mother’s day). The slogans focused on the importance of offering the next generation a secular democratic state where sectarian wars are prevented. Thousands of demonstrators carried signs stating “For the good of the country: secular democracy”, and “Nationality is a right for me and my family”. more
Tue, 8 Mar, 2011
The “Nationality Campaign” (My Nationality is a right for me and my family) had organized its Iftar at Falamanki restaurant, on August 13, 2012, which featured the public screening of its documentary “Kuluna Lel Watan”(All for the Nation). The event was attended by 140 participants, amongst whom were Lebanese women married to non-nationals and their families, media figures, CSOs activists, in addition to the representatives of feminist organizations. During the event, the organizers distributed the... more
Wed, 16 Feb, 2011
The “Nationality Campaign” (My Nationality is a right for me and my family) participated in a conference on “Women and Law in Lebanon”, held on February 16, 2012 at the French Cultural Institute for the Middle East at the University of St. Joseph. The Nationality campaign representative Roula Al Masri presented a brief overview on the campaign, its objectives and the main activities that had been undertaken towards the reform of the “Nationality Law”. Judge John Azzi followed and he focused on the... more