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.