“The people demand the fall of the confessional system” mobilisation movement
Date of Mouvement:
January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011
27 February 2011 – The Lebanese youth marched against the confessional system upon which Lebanon is based, since it is seen as a major impediment towards gender equality and full citizenship rights. In this mobilisation movement, the presence of women was significant, and they effectively participated in organisational efforts, using different protest tactics. This participation culminated in a women-led protest on 8 March 2011, when International Women’s Day is celebrated.