Sunday, March 6, 2011

No Rights No Women-لا حقوق لا نساء . Beirut, Tuesday 8th of March, 2011

The International Women's Day is marked every year on the 8th of March. This year's IWD is even more important in Lebanon  as it is also the day Lebanese Women will be marching for their rights! Today, my post is dedicated to all Lebanese women. This is a great initiative! You have my total support!
Unfortunately, I cannot be here physically but
I will definitely be with you spiritually and mentally! 


Full Woman, Full Citizen..or no women at all.  















For years, women (and men) in Lebanon have asked, campaigned and fought for women’s rights for complete citizenship. And yet, nothing. Cultural, social, political and even religious excuses have been given, and the only ones to pay the price are the women.

So, we, a group of Lebanese young women, have decided to make a move, non-violent, original yet one we hope that will make the Le...banese community and law makers understand how it feels to be a “half-citizen”.

On March 8, International Women's Day, we will let go of our “womanship” to request our “citizenship”. We will dress as men, act as them, talk like them, be them… Join us in your universities, offices, in coffee shops, on the streets, in your homes, wearing “men”, acting “men”..because if we don’t have all of our rights, what’s the point? 

Join us Tuesday, on the 8th of March, at 5.30pm, in Samir Kassir’s Square in Downtown Beirut, next to Annahar building, for an open space interaction to declare our rejection to discrimination against women, express our thoughts, debate our ideas on reform, listen to real life testimonials from activists and women who are suffering, and much more…

Also, sign the petition to be submitted to the Lebanese Parliament on March 9

Now imagine your world without women.

You can join them on facebook : http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=520720112#!/event.php?eid=163454327037145
And sign the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/no-rights-no-women/
 

2 comments:

  1. You go girls!!! My mind will be with ou as well!

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  2. Toooo bad I won't be there. Keep it up girls!

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