Faith in marriage – should it matter in Lebanon?

Faith in marriage – should it matter in Lebanon?

WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Beirut, LEBANON: Kholoud Sukkarieh, a Sunni Lebanese woman and Nidal Darwish, a Shi’a Lebanese man, recently decided to get a civil marriage in Lebanon. As this institution doesn’t exist in the country, unsurprisingly, the Lebanese government did not recognise the civil union. But the couple succeeded in getting the attention of the […]

Lebanese advocates ABAAD partner with men for gender equality

Lebanese advocates ABAAD partner with men for gender equality

Elahe Amani – WNN Interviews (WNN) Beirut, LEBANON: A new Lebanon based human rights and equality initiative is now partnering with men to reach the goal as advocates for equality of the sexes in the Middle East region and beyond. To do this ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality in Beirut has partnered with […]

LEBANON: Youth groups work to bring society together without discrimination

LEBANON: Youth groups work to bring society together without discrimination

Vanessa Bassil – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Beirut: The recent violence between political parties – some of them affiliated with different religious sects – in Tripoli and Beirut has made headlines, and shows the degree to which political conflicts in Lebanon remain a potent social problem. Lebanon is composed of 18 religious communities, and all too often, […]

Could a New Civil Law Unify a Divided Society?

Could a New Civil Law Unify a Divided Society?

Mona Alami – IPS – Friday, 27 January 2011 (originally published 25 Jan) BEIRUT, Jan 25, 2012 (IPS) – Odette Klysinska, a Catholic French native, sits in her living room in an affluent neighbourhood in Beirut, clutching her will in one hand, shocked to learn that it is no longer legally valid in the country […]