Freedom of religion or belief must not be used for ends that conflict with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or other applicable human rights instruments. In Lebanon, religion has a significant impact on the social, political. As a result, the overall situation of women is impacted. The dominant culture and religions are key influencers in gender-based discrimination. The State and society frequently undervalue and tolerate this, which deprives women of their fundamental rights. Additionally, the Lebanese state lacks a unified family law; instead, the citizens are governed by 15 different personal status laws that are administered by separate religious courts. This has created inequality, not only between the sexes, but also among women themselves. This 40-page report highlights the different ways freedom of religion and belief impacts the rights of women and how women of different religious backgrounds have unequal rights. The report addresses most of the aspects of a woman’s life and underlines the disparities.
In the Name of Religion: Women’s unequal rights in Lebanon
Brussels Conference VI: Local Organizations’ BriefMay 31st, 2022 | 0 Comments