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Post-Revolution, Egypt Establishes Right of Women Married to Palestinians to Pass Nationality to Children

May 13, 2011

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After tireless efforts, women's rights activists have reached another milestone with Egyptian women married to Palestinian men gaining the right to pass their nationality to their children.
 
WLP is pleased to share the following statement on behalf of the Arab Women's Right to Nationality Campaign in Lebanon, part of WLP's regional Claiming Equal Citizenship campaign.

Post-Revolution, Egypt Establishes the Right of Women Married to Palestinians to Pass Nationality to Children

The Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs have issued a decree allowing Egyptian women married to Palestinian men to transmit their nationality to their children. Since the reform of the nationality law in 2004, Egyptian women married to Palestinian men have been excluded from this reform, and in many cases, have had to resort to the judiciary.

Campaign Update: Mobilizing Lebanese University Students in Support of Women’s Equality

December 13, 2010

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On December 3rd, 2010, WLP partner Collective for Research and Training on Development–Action (CRTD-A) held a panel discussion at the Saint Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut to address the issue of women's right to nationality and full citizenship. The panel was part of a full day of activities to celebrate International Volunteer Day. These activities—which included petition signing, side discussions, and a film screening—aimed to mobilize students in support of the Claiming Equal Citizenship and Equality without Reservation campaigns, calling for recognition of women as equal citizens in all areas of life.

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