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Georgette
Georgette, a migrant worker from Benin, speaks out about conditions for migrant workers in Lebanon for International Workers’ Day 2011.

Important Developments for Women’s Legal Rights!

Today, there has been some important legal developments related to women’s rights in the Penal Code and Labor Law, including honor crimes, labor tax, social security. We will investigate and write more about the details of these changes soon, but for now, please refer to the following links for more information:

Migrant Women

شاركي في مخيم التكنولوجيا
شاركي في مخيم التكنولوجيا
هل أنت فتاة تحب التكنولوجيا؟ هل لديك إهتمام بالكمبيوتر؟ وهل ترغبين بتمضية أسبوع ممتع خلال هذا الصيف تكتسبين خلاله العديد من المهارات الرقمية؟ ما عليك سوى أن تشاركي في مخيم التكنولوجيا! ما هو هذا المخيم؟ تنظم حملة “إسترجعي التكنولوجيا” مخيم ل٢٥ فتاة في لبنان خلال شهر تموز المقبل (من 11 و حتى 17). سوف تدربك

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Georgette
Georgette, a migrant worker from Benin, speaks out about conditions for migrant workers in Lebanon for International Workers’ Day 2011.

A woman from Bangladesh in the streets of Beirut
I would love to believe that human action can change things. That we have the power to influence at least something and that we build our lives through and for each other. Yesterday, Alex, Christina and other friends of mine went to Maroun al Ras to take part in the march to and for Palestine.

Important Developments for Women’s Legal Rights!
Important Developments for Women’s Legal Rights!
Today, there has been some important legal developments related to women’s rights in the Penal Code and Labor Law, including honor crimes, labor tax, social security. We will investigate and write more about the details of these changes soon, but for now, please refer to the following links for more information:

“Not in my name”
Revolution’s women strongly participate in a march against “sectarian strife” and condemn being used in it due to their religion (Cairo, May 10, 2011) A large number of Egyptian women participated in a march entitled “No to sectarian strife” which appeared with its ugly face in the district of Imbaba. They participated in this march

نساء الثورة يشاركن بقوة في مسيرة “ضد الفتنة الطائفية ويدنّ استغلالهن دينياً (القاهرة، 10 مايو 2011) شارك عدد كبير من النساء المصريات في مسيرة ” لا للفتنة الطائفية ” التي أطلت علي مصر بوجهها القبيح من حي إمبابة، للتأكيد علي قيم المواطنة والتسامح ولدرء الفتن التي شهدتها المنطقة ومناطق مختلفة في مصر بعد الثورة .

May 1 Demonstration in Beirut

مصر تكرس حق المصريات منح الجنسية لأولادهن من اب فلسطيني
بيان من “حملة جنسيتي حق لي ولاسرتي” مصر تستكمل ثورتها وتكرس حق المصريات منح الجنسية لأولادهن من اب فلسطيني 5 أيار/ مايو 2011 أصدرت وزارتا الداخلية والخارجية المصرية قراراً يقضي بمنح الجنسية المصرية لأولاد النساء المصريات المتزوجات من اب فلسطيني، بعدما كان قد تمّ إستثناءهم/ن وحرمانهم/ن منها عند إقرار قانون منح الحق لأولاد المصريات بالحصول

Annette speaks
As part of the Migrant Worker Task Force’s efforts for International Workers’ Day 2011, we took to the streets of Beirut and asked migrant workers THEIR opinions and thoughts on working conditions in Beirut as well their demands and hopes for International Workers’ Day 2011. This is Annette, Pulcherie and Sofie, three Cameroonian migrant workers

Nelly speaks

Nelly, a migrant worker from the Philippines, speaks out about conditions for migrant workers in Lebanon, sexual harassment and discrimination for International Workers’ Day 2011. In Lebanon today there are an estimated 1 million migrant workers, of which between 3 -400,000 are domestic workers. Even though they comprise nearly one-quarter of the Lebanese population, their