Monday 14 May 2012 (6:00 - 7:30 pm - Open to all)
The talk will cover the following: 1) entry into the discussion of women’s rights in Lebanon on the basis of the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). 2) Lebanon’s provisos regarding the agreement. 3) What is standing in the way of women getting their rights fully equivalent to men? 4) Areas that show discrimination in Lebanese Law: civil affairs, nationality, labor and criminal laws.
Leila Awada is a leading attorney and co-founder of KAFA Violence and Exploitation. She is the coordinator for the Legal consultations at the Listening and Counseling Center at KAFA and a member of the specialized committee formed to draft the law for the "Protection of Women from Family Violence" (2007). Additionally, she is the project manager of the advocacy campaign "Towards Protection of Women from Family Violence". In addition, she is a qualified trainer on issues related to women’s rights and gender equality, especially on the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).