1990 Activism

Campaigning for the supremacy of international human rights treaties over domestic laws

27 June 1990 – Alongside the Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering’s lobbying for the use of international conventions domestically, feminist activist Laure Moghaizel, together with a delegation from the Human Rights Association, proposed a clause to be added in the Lebanese constitution, which would commit Lebanon to the International Declaration of Human Rights. These legal efforts continue to be useful for contemporary activists, and paved the way for a third wave of feminism, which aimed at putting women at the heart of international treaties.