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Strengthening Lebanese women’s role in society through political participation


Women in Front organized last Saturday, 9th of November 2013, a round table entitled “The cause of women rights: development and obstacles – France, Morocco and Lebanon”, at the “Salon du Livre Francophone de Beyrouth” where three women involved in women’s right, Paola Shrabiyyeh from Lebanon, Wassyla Tamzali from Morocco, and Mary-Terez Sanchez representing the European Union met to discuss challenges that women face across the world.  Shrabiyyeh, an expert in theology, noted that women in Lebanon face way more challenges than what they have been able to achieve. According to Shrabiyyeh, two third of women in Lebanon suffer from domestic violence and rape whilst the perpetrators of these crimes go unpunished.  She also added that women in Lebanon still cannot transmit their nationality to their children whilst women and men are still ruled by religious laws and finally concluded that women’s political participation is an opportunity to change this situation, adding that Lebanon is classified 133 globally in terms of women political participation.
Source: L’Orient Le Jour 11 November 2013

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