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NCLW organizes conference on Lebanese women's rights.

NNA - In a press release by the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW), its said: "In the framework of Dhour Shweir festivities, NCLW organized a conference about the Lebanese women's rights in Lebanon. The conference gathered representatives from the municipality and local NGOs and civil society organizations." "The speakers Mrs Rita Chemaly and Ms Bou Akl tackled in their presentation the latest legal achievements that marked women's rights in Lebanon. Of which the adoption of a law criminalizing violence perpetrated against women, the extension of the maternity leave period for working women in Lebanon to 10 weeks, and the amendment of laws pertaining to income tax and inheritance law," release added. "Discussions also focused on the challenges still facing women and discriminating against them such as the nationality law, the social security law and the practices prohibiting women in Lebanon from enjoying their basic rights such as their inability to open a bank account for their minor children. In this regard Lebanese women can only open a fiduciary account co-managed with the bank," release concluded. ------------------

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Publication:National News Agency Lebanon (NNA)
Article Type:Conference news
Geographic Code:7LEBA
Date:Jul 16, 2014
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