Acquiring the right to travel without spousal permission

Date of Mouvement: 
January 1, 1974 to December 31, 1974

Lebanese women gained the right to travel without their husbands’ permission, a tradition that was spread at the time, especially in rural areas. Nevertheless, Lebanese husbands have the right to ban their wives from traveling without their certified permission by registering their wives’ names at specified international travel points. This process can be carried out with the help of the Lebanese General Security office. As for unmarried women, they may travel freely once they reach the age of 18.