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“My Nationality is A Right for Me and My Family” – Advocacy Case Study Analysis

This study analyses how under the Lebanese Constitution, women and men have equal rights. However, according to the law, women do not have the right to pass their nationality on to their children or foreign-born husbands. The advocacy campaign that was launched in 2001 is working to change that and amend the laws to grant women the right to pass their nationality to their husbands and children, irrespective of the nationality of their husbands, or their sects. The campaign relies on international laws and conventions that uphold the right to nationality (CEDAW, Declaration of Human Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child).