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Training for lawyers in the Beirut Bar Association 24-07-2015
On the 24th of July 2015, JWF gave a training at the Beirut bar association, to the lawyers members of the Beirut bar association about the protection law of Women and Family Members from Domestic Violence.
During the session, our psycho social officer Ms. Mia Koussaife gave a presentation about the definition of domestic violence and its consequences.
In addition, the director of JWF Me. Brigitte Chelebian introduced the protection law, how to obtain it and how it confronts the Lebanese personal status law.
On the other hand, Lieutenant Colonel Elie Al Asmar head of the Research and Lessons and the Commander of the Officers Academy, intervened and discussed with the attendees the role that plays the internal security officers in implementing this law.
Finally, the session was enclosed by distributing certificates on the attendees.

Training for lawyers in the Tripoli Bar Association 23-07-2015
On the 23rd of July 2015, and for the first time in the Tripoli Bar Association, with the support of its president Mr. Fahed Al Mouqadam, JWF gave a training to the lawyers associated in the Tripoli bar association about the protection law of Women and Family Members from Domestic Violence.
During the session, our psycho social officer Ms. Mia Koussaife gave a presentation about the definition of domestic violence and its consequences.
In addition, the director of JWF Me. Brigitte Chelebian introduced the protection law, how to obtain it and how it confronts the Lebanese personal status law.
On the other hand, Lieutenant Colonel Elie Al Asmar head of the Research and Lessons and the Commander of the Officers Academy, intervened and discussed with the attendees the role that plays the internal security officers in implementing this law.
Finally, the session was enclosed by distributing certificates on the attendees.
NDU NGO fair
Justice without Frontiers participated in the NGO fair that took place in the NDU University-Zouk Mosbeh in the 3rd and the 4th of June 2015. The main goal of the participation in this fair was to introduce Justice Without Frontiers to other people such as students, NGO representatives, and public figures.
In addition, some pictures were taken with people, while holding a frame titled “Women’s Access To Justice”, and holding some banners which were written on slogans such as “SOME WOMEN ARE BORN LEADERS” and many others.
JWF was supported by many public figures, mentioning:
Mrs. Lama Tammam Salam, who visited the NGO fair, and was very supportive of our cause concerning Women’s access to justice,
The British ambassador in Lebanon Mr. Tom Fletcher, who also showed interest in supporting our cause and specially the participation of the Lebanese women in the Lebanese parliament and their nomination to the Presidential elections,
The actor Georges Khabbaz who encouraged us to keep up with our cause and therefore help women to reach justice.
Awareness session on Personal status law At St. Elie- Anthelias
In the framework of raising awareness and training women to know about their Personal Status Law as a part of "Women's Access to Justice" Project (WAJ), Justice Without Frontiers held a series of awareness raising sessions on Catholic Personal Status Law.
 
Ms. Tania Toutounji, Project Officer for WAJ project presented a definition about JWF and its work on spreading the culture of human rights and providing legal support for women and children in particular what is related to personal status laws in “Women access to justice". She indicated that the aims of the project to support vulnerable women, who are victims of exploitation or women in need of legal assistance in the Ecclesiastic Courts.
 
 In the same context, the paralegal Ms. Marie Feghali provided a detailed explanation of the most prominent laws related to issues of marriage, divorce, custody, alimony and other details. The meetings included series of discussions and interventions by women whom they shared their opinions.
 
Women attending the awareness session expressed their interest and how they can benefit from that information and they expressed their desire to mainstream the knowledge to their friends.


 
Seminar on "justice is my right" to fight violence against women
Justice Without Frontiers organized in collaboration with the Lebanese Forces and supported by Samir Geagea, a seminar under the title:”Justice is my right”, Friday December 6, 2013 at Hotel Alexander – Ashrafieh, within the framework of seminars and awareness sessions carried out by the organization with all Lebanese political parties in their quest to raise awareness and knowledge on women's right to access to justice and human rights in the Lebanese laws and international conventions, and to develop the strategies needed.
Me. Brigitte Chelebian president of Justice Without Frontiers had a speech in which she spoke about the multiple forms of violence, including physical, emotional, sexual, economic and legal violence.She pointed out that Lebanon has not ratified until now on the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. She announced the opening campaign of 16 Days of Violence Against Women, which starts from November 25 and end on 10 December, in collaboration with Oxfam, within the framework of the campaign “Together for women's access to justice”.
On the other hand, Dr Simon Karam explained in his speech on the impact of violence against women physically and psychologically. He pointed out that "a woman out of five in the EU are exposed to violence, and that the percentage of battered women in Jordan is fifty percent," stressing that "violence causes multiple forms of mental disorders that adversely affect women and children”. He concluded explaining how to deal with such cases and methods of treatment.
Commander Bay announced the training elements of the internal security forces on how to deal with battered women and how to speak to them. He explained that they equipped 11 judicial detachments, each of which includes an office to investigate, and beds in case battered women need to disclose forensic.He announced the issuance of a memorandum of service of the Directorate General of Internal Security Forces titled assets to communicate with battered women, and train them on how to receive the elements contacted by battered women and how to communicate with them and guide them.
MP Elie Keyrouz tackled the legal aspect of violence against women, which stressed on the need for Lebanon's commitment to all international treaties and conventions. He focused on prejudice against women in the Penal Code in any crimes of honor, and the provisions of adultery, rape, marrying the victim’s aggressor, and the exception of the wife and sister in the third section of Article 549 sanctions. He announced that he provided and MP Strida Geagea's, a proposal that aims to abolish the law, Article 562 of the Penal Code or the so-called honor crimes error and it has been approved by the Chamber of Deputies and canceled by the above-mentioned article.
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