Challenges and proposals for women's access to justice
Within the program of women’s access to justice, Justice Without Frontiers organized a workshop about the challenges and proposals for women’s access to justice within the Civil Status law in Lebanon, and that was held in the Bar Association on 27/07/2017.

After the Lebanese anthem, the opening session was followed by a speech delivered by the attorney-at-law Ekbal Dogan, Head of the Families Committee, who highlighted the importance to continue requesting access to real justice. She also confirmed that this is possible through organizations that follow up and work on such issues.

Second, attorney-at-law Brigitte Chelebian, President of Justice Without Frontiers, explained the project’s workflow ever since its first year until year six, and highlighted the success stories it achieved. Esq. Chelebian concluded by thanking the attendees for their participation, mainly the Lebanese Army, and highlighted its achievements by the Army Day on August 1.
The opening session’s last speech was delivered by attorney-at-law Walid Dayat, representative of the President of Beirut Bar Association attorney-at-law Antonio Hachem.

The first session tackled children protection in implementing the resolutions of visits, accompaniment and custody. The first part tackled the challenges and proposals to implement the resolutions of visits, accompaniment and custody with attorney-at-law Brigitte Chelebian, whereas the second part discussed children protection in terms of visits, accompaniment and custody cases, in accordance with the provisions of law 422 with Mrs. Amira Succar, member of the office in charge of the affairs of the Union for the Protection of Juveniles.
The first session resulted in several recommendations, most of which requested the examination of children protection in terms of the child’s right and non-alignment to any of the parties, neither the father nor the mother.

The second session tackled the conditions document of the marriage contract in Islamic confessions, on the fact and application levels. The first section included the identification of the conditions document, its terms and validity, with attorney-at-law Hanadi Chbeir.

At the end of the workshop, certificates were distributed to the participants and attendees including attorneys-at-law, representatives of women organizations, security forces, army and general security.
The workshop was fruitful, full of proposals which Justice Without Frontiers shall take into consideration so as to submit them to the competent authorities.