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Raising Awareness for 183 woman about Personal status law
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 for One hundred and eighty three woman in collaboration with the Social Development Centers( Bekfaya – Byblos and Ain Remeneh), Youth Cultural Center – Zouk Mkayel, House of Mayriam and Marta – Ajaltoun, Karakozian Association – Bourj Hammoud, Mar Elias Church – Jisr ElBasha and the School of “Pardis D’Enfants” – Jounieh during February and March 2013.
 
Ms. Myriam Haddad, 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 childrenin particular what is related to personal status laws in“Women access to justice". She indicated that the aim of the project to support vulnerablewomen, who are victims of exploitation or women in need of legal assistancein the Ecclesiastic Courts.
 
 In the same context, the Ecclesiasticallawyer Mario Mouawad provided a detailed explanation of the most prominent laws related to issues of marriage, divorce, custody, alimonyand other details. The meetings included series of discussions and interventions by women whom they shared their opinions. Also, Me. Mouawad answered the questions from participants and gave direct legal consultations.
 
On the same context, Mrs. Marie Feghali and Mrs. Carmel Mhana, Two Paralegals in WAJ project held part of the sessions, where they gave a brief definition about the Catholic Personal Status Law as it is based on the Legal Guideline "Women in the personal status law of the Catholic communities" launched by the organization, in reference to the legal steps and procedures followed in the religious courts.

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.
Moreover, the participants showed the importance of giving similar sessions to the youth of the age of marriage before they get engaged. Some chose to come to the organization's office to view their legal problems.
 
Awareness raising session with Religious Leaders at Byblos Diocese
 
Justice Without Frontiers met around seventy members from religious judges and priests during their monthly gathering at Byblos Diocese Saturday 29th of December 2012 at 10:45 a.m.
Ms.  Myriam Haddad, Project officer introduced them to "Women Access to Justice" Project and discussed the terms and means of how they can integrate and connect with the project from their positions as Catholic Religious Leaders related to Byblos Archbishopric, considering them as stakeholders from the community leaders.
Bishop Michel Aoun, assured on the importance to cooperate and guide vulnerable women to get the free legal support from JWF lawyers. The members showed their interest and the importance to highlight such subject, where it was significant that some members already experienced JWF’s work on field and already referred vulnerable women to benefit from WAJ legal services. Some of the members were motivated to collaborate for future planning how to spread out the knowledge about PSL and women rights in the parish sectors related to the Diocese.
Meeting Sarba Diocese Committee
Justice Without Frontiers held a raising awareness session with Sarba Diocese Committee members about Catholic Personal Status Law as a part of increasing awareness about women's legal rights in "Women Access to Justice" Project, Thursday 27th December 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Sarba Archbishopric.
Ms.  Myriam Haddad, Project officer for WAJ project spoke about the difference parts of the personal Status Law that couples must know about marriage and discussed the project’s vision and practice on ground.
The members showed their interest and importance to highlight to such subject. They were motivated to collaborate for future planning how to spread out the knowledge about Personal Status Laws and women rights in the parish sectors related to the Diocese.
Me. Randa Fahed during an interview at AlAan Channel Television
Me. Randa Fahed during an interview with Mrs. Loubna Zeidan at AlAan Channel Television speaking about women subjected to violence.
Me. Fahed explained how JWF follows up the cases starting from the free legal consultations reaching to applying the legal services and following up in the court.
She spoke about women who cover their cases being victimized under violence and harsh treatment, whether verbal or physical and sexual exploitation. She gave a descriptive view for one of JWF beneficiaries.
Also, she reassured that JWF is offering free legal consultations. Contact us on our Hotline : 70/800820 or our land office lines 01/890877 - 01/880877


Awareness Session on CPSL for habal Bila Danas Brotherhood's women
Justice Without Frontiers organized an awareness raising session on Catholic Personal Status Law for eighty women from the brotherhood of "Immaculate Conception / Mart Takla" (Habal Bila Danas) in collaboration with the Services Development Center of the Ministry of Social Affairs - Bouchrieh Center on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at nine o'clock in the morning in the salon of the parish of the Church of Mar Takla – Sid Bouchrieh.
Ms. Safaa’ Al-Ali, Media Officer presented a definition about JWF and its projects especially “Women access to justice". As she indicated to the free legal consultations and legal services provided from JWF to vulnerable women in the Ecclesiastic Courts.
In the same context, the lawyer Randa Fahed provided a brief explanation of the terms of the Personal Status Law in Catholic communities on topics such as alimony and legal aid, custody, nullity of marriage and other details. Also, she answered the questions from participants and gave direct legal consultations.
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.
Moreover, the participants showed the importance of giving similar sessions to the youth of the age of marriage before they get engaged.
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