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JWF guests at "baynetna" social talk show
Maitre Brigitte Chelebian, Director of Justice Without Frontiers and Ms. Marie Khashab, one of our beneficiaries were a guest speaking at MTV television in "Baynetna" social talk show, Saturday 7 July 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
Maitre Chelebian discussed Justice Without Frontiers' work to achieve the goals for "Women access to justice" Project and highlighted on the different cases that JWF take care of and the variety in legal aid and assistance the beneficiaries get.
On the other hand, Ms. Khashab had the chance to share her experience and how JWF followed her case during her divorce and getting the final judgment.
"Sawt Al-Mahaba Interview"
Maitre Brigitte Chelebian, Director of “Justice Without Frontiers” was a guest speaking with on “Sawt Al Mahaba” Radio, Friday 29th of June 2012at 1:30 afternoon. She talked about “Women Access to Justice” Project and the Personal family status law in Catholic religion that we are working on now.
Also, she gave the audience a brief about JWF support from Free legal consultations for everyone and legal aid for vulnerable and poor women in Lebanon and for children whom are victims of violence or have a conflict with the law.
Sawt Al-Shaeb Interview
Ms. Myriam Haddad, Project Officer and Ms. Safaa' Al-Ali, Media Officer in Justice Without Frontiers were guests with Ms. Hala Ibrik in her program “Sawt Al-Nas” at "Sawt al-Shaeb" Radio, last Thursday 9 August 2012 at 12:00 a.m..
They spoke about JWF latest activities and highlighted on "Women Access to Justice" project and the personal Status Family Law from its legal side to the related activities and media coverage combined to make this project more effective.
Ms. Haddad pointed on the legal issues and compared the difference in the Personal Status laws for each religion in Lebanon and how this is affecting women rights and her access to justice. While Ms. AlAli focused more on the importance of gathering all sides and working as a society group to raise the support for Women. She also mentioned that JWF offers free legal consultations for women and children whom are victims of violence or have conflicts with the law.

On the other hand, they discussed Children rights project and spotlighted on the issues related to identity and sexual abuse.
"Justice Without Frontiers" and "Progressive Youth Organization” discuss “Women Rights in the content of international conventions and the society's view of women”
"Justice Without Frontiers" and "Progressive Youth Organization” discuss “Women Rights in the content of international conventions and the society's view of women”
NGOs hold several marches for women’s rights

Around 500 people gathered in Downtown Beirut to hold a protest for women’s rights over the weekend. An initial group of around 300 women, men and children marched from Barbir Sunday, accompanied by the Lebanese Army, and headed for the Grand Serail, but police blocked off their route in Riad al-Solh.The group donned purple scarves and marched behind a Range Rover with speakers projecting their chants.
A source from the charity Norwegian People’s Aid told The Daily Star that more than 30 nongovernmental organizations took part in the march and that the groups had a list of 10 demands.
Among the demands were calls to create female quotas for Parliament, reform the electoral law and support the KAFA (enough violence and exploitation) draft law regarding violence against women, which is currently a topic of discussion in parliament.
“This is the first time feminist groups collaborate with Palestinian NGOs to demand rights,” said Sofia Darwich, Project Officer for Women’s Rights with NPA.
They were later joined by a second protest demanding the right for women to pass on the Lebanese nationality to their children that began outside the Interior Ministry in Sanayeh.
The head of the demonstration, Mustafa Shaar, said it was time for Lebanese women to pass their nationality on to their children.
“These are stateless people,” Shaar said emphatically, “if they are from Lebanon then they are Lebanese.”
“We were born in Lebanon and we will die in Lebanon,” Shaar said, before adding that in the 21st century it was shameful that Lebanon did not provide women with the right to pass on their nationality.
“Two months ago we started with 50-60 people,” Darwich said, as the protestors began to sing the Lebanese national anthem.
“This time we wanted to gather all the Lebanese and Palestinian men, women and children to hold a demonstration,” she said.
“This is not just one problem. It’s a problem in politics and inside the homes. It’s discrimination in all ways,” she added.

 

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