You are here

Conflict Incident Report

'My Nationality' Campaign stages sit in outside Government Serail, Parliament Council

Date of incident: 
March 20, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

NNA - "My Nationality is a Right for Me & my Family" Campaign staged on Sunday a sit-in outside the Grand Serail and House of Parliament in Riad El-Solh Square, demanding the adoption of a "Nationality Law" that allows women the right to grant their nationality to their children, with more than 2000 people participating.

In a word by Karima Chabo, Campaign Coordinator, she wished a "Happy Mother's Day" to all mothers, and a "Happy Women's Day" to all women, marking the International Women's Day.

"We came here today to call for accelerating the process of adopting the aforementioned law," she said, adding that "Lebanese women can no longer wait!"

"We came from all regions, from South to North, East to West, to urge all political forces, especially Speaker Berri, to adopt the Nationality Law, without any discrimination or exception," stressed Chabo.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.