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Date: Jan 11, 2013
Source: The Daily Star
Women’s group demands role in electoral debate

BEIRUT: The National Commission for Lebanese Women expressed their concerns over the exclusion of women’s rights organizations from the current debate over a new electoral law, the National News Agency reported. In an open letter addressed to Speaker Nabih Berri, the commission demanded that the parliamentary subcommittee meet with the commission members to hear their opinions. The letter said: “We are very concerned over delay in reaching a new electoral law, especially when the issue of women’s rights is absent from the entire process that led to a new electoral law.” They reminded lawmakers that Lebanon is bound by its constitution and international agreements to respect women’s rights.

 



 
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