Lebanon: 16 Days of Activisim Against VAW-2009

On 25 November 2009, during a press conference held in Beirut, Defend International members reviewed the major problems faced by women who are unable to bestow their nationality on their children and husbands.

From 25 November to 10 December, human rights groups worldwide celebrated the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence” Campaign, which is dedicated this year to the 10th anniversary of the United Nations’ formal recognition of November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

On this occasion, Defend International joins its members and partners to promote every woman’s right to a just and healthy life, lived in freedom and without fear of violence or discrimination.


16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence in Lebanon

  • DI member organisation Palestinian Association for Human Rights (Monitor) based in Lebanon participated in a press conference in support of the right of women to pass their nationality on to their children and husbands.
  • Venue: the Syndicate of Engineers, Beirut – Lebanon
  • Date: 25 November 2009 at 12 noon


DI Photo Gallery of the 2009 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Lebanon, 25-11-2009