2011 Activism

Re-launching the debate over the personal status law

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109_Relaunching the debate over the Personal Status Law_ مشروع قانون لبناني للأحوال الشخصية – شمل

KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation initiated a campaign for personal status laws by calling for the integration of CEDAW norms in order to equalize the conditions of men and women, and to remove Lebanon’s reservations on CEDAW clauses, such as Article 16, which is concerned with matrimonial and family law. The slogans used throughout the campaign included “The personal status laws are ‘dissonant’” and “an outdated/patriarchal law cannot govern us today.”