Advocacy

Women’s Right to Nationality Campaign Launches new Newsletter

The Women’s Right to Nationality Campaign is pleased to introduce the “zero” issue of its new Nationality Newsletter. The Nationality Newsletter (Arabic) seeks to highlight key news related to this advocacy campaign. It also provides regular updates on the campaign’s activities seeking to reform the nationality law in Lebanon. This ad hoc newsletter will also […]

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Time for Formal Legal Status: An Update on Women’s Rights to Collective Lands in Morocco

Following five years of mobilization by women of collective lands (Soulaliyates) in Morocco, with the tireless support of WLP Morocco/Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), and after the publication of two ministerial circulars (July 2009 and October 2010) recognizing the right of women to compensation related to land sales, on March 30, 2012 the […]

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The Reform of the Nationality Law in Lebanon: One step forward, ten steps backward

Breaking news from the Claiming Equal Citizenship Campaign in Lebanon: For the first time since the promulgation of Lebanon’s current nationality law in 1925 (!), the Lebanese Cabinet included the review and reform of the Nationality Law on its official agenda of discussions for its March 21 meeting. Indeed, current Prime Minister Mikati indicated his […]

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Women and the right to collective lands in Morocco: Video of the Soulaliyate Experience

Background: Collective lands represent the highest concentration of available land and natural resource reserves in Morocco. Morocco’s collective lands historically belong to certain ethnic groups and are governed by a law issued in 1919 regulating these groups’ customary practices. These lands were traditionally used collectively, though were later distributed to family groups, and more recently to heads of households (i.e. males). In recent years, the sale of collective lands to public and private real-estate companies groups has accelerated. These sales contribute to the collective insecurity of […]

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Morocco protest against rape-marriage law (BBC News)

The BBC reports: Several hundred women’s rights activists have demonstrated outside Morocco’s parliament to demand the repeal of a law on sexual violence. Morocco’s penal code allows a rapist to marry his victim if she is a minor as a way of avoiding prosecution. A 16-year-old girl, Amina Filali, killed herself a week ago after […]

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Iranian Women’s One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story

Iranian Women’s One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story is the second volume in Women’s Learning Partnership’s Translation Series, the book was originally published in Persian in Iran, with WLP’s updated English edition released following the country’s 2009 presidential election. This publication details the history, strategies, and values that brought together a diverse […]

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