For an equal personal status law in Lebanon
An UNDEF Lebanon project works to address differential treatment, especially by gender, under Lebanon’s personal status laws. Watch the project’s new awareness-raising video here: https://youtu.be/70TdjYtVBnc
Lebanon lacks a civil code regulating personal status matters such as marriage, inheritance, child custody, and so relies on 15 separate personal religious-based status laws and courts for the 18 recognized categories. As a direct result, individuals are treated differently because of their religion and gender. The project seeks to raise awareness of the discriminatory impact of religion-based status laws, equip civil society and media to advocate changes to personal status laws, and advocate for Lebanese legislators to support a unified, gender-sensitive personal status law. The project is implemented Kafa, or Enough Violence & Exploitation -- a Lebanese civil society organization working for a society free of social, economic and legal patriarchal structures that discriminate against women.