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Amal Movement supports Lebanese women’s right to nationality

9-8-2018

Within the framework of consultations with decision makers, My Nationality Is A Right For Me And My Family Campaign met yesterday with minister and MP Inaya Ezzedine, in her capacity as chairperson of the Mother and Child Committee and member in Amal Movement’s political bureau. The delegation, which included coordinator, Karima Chebbo, coordinating committee member, Nadira Nahhas and activist Nasser Mazraani, discussed the persistent facts concerning deprivation of Lebanese women from their rights in conferring citizenship to their family members, and outlined the outcome of the Campaign’s meetings with political parties so far. For her part, Ezzedine confirmed complete backing to this right to ensure full equality between men and women citizens, stressing that social justice should be the cornerstone for all laws in effect in the country. She reiterated Amal Movement’s unanimous support of this right, promising to work fully to guarantee amendment of the present prejudiced law. Likewise, My Nationality is a Right for Me and Family Campaign delegation drew attention to the draft bill submitted to parliament by the Democratic Gathering bloc two days ago, hoping Ezzedine will vote in favor, especially that after reviewing it, it appeared to endorse complete equality in the nationality law provisions. On the said proposal, Democratic Gathering MP Hadi Abul Hissen, explained that it addresses the dilemma of stateless persons and plays fair to Lebanese women married to non-Lebanese by giving them the right to grant nationality to their children and spouses, a par with their men peers. He maintained that these two issues have become of utmost urgency and should be treated and resolved as such. “He who carries a progressive humanitarian outlook cannot be dissuaded by a sect, religion, or any other demographic related doctrine whatsoever,” Abul Hissen stated. (NNA, An Nahar, August 9, 2018)
 

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