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NCLW highlights legal achievements in its fourth CEDAW report (!)


NCLW released the fourth Lebanon report on the implementation of CEDAW during an event held last Friday at the Bar Association in Beirut.  The event was under the auspices of the president of the Bar Association. Lawyer George Jreije, and recorded the participation of the Minister of Economy and Trade, Alain Hakim, MP Ghassan Moukhaiber, representatives of various ministries, the diplomatic corps, syndicates, international organizations and CSOs.
The Secretary General of the NCLW, Lawyer Fadi Karam, presented the current UN mechanisms for strengthening and monitoring women’s rights.  For her part, the president of the committee which prepared the report, Leila Azouri Jamhouri, noted the various steps which led to the compilation of the report.  She also highlighted the main legal achievements namely the new law to penalize trafficking (2011), abolishing clause 562 of the penal code (2011), adopting gender equality in tax waiver and in a number of NSSF laws (2013), adopting the law to protect women and family members from domestic violence (May 2014) and raising maternity leave in the private and public sectors to ten weeks (May 2014).
Source: Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Nahar, Al-Akhbar 29 September 2014

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