Lebanese ladies rally to demand rights to cross nationality to kids

BEIRUT, March 10 (Xinhua) — More than 2,000 protesters demonstrated on Sunday in Beirut to demand the approval of a law that allows Lebanese women to pass their nationality to their children, National News Agency reported.

Karima Chebbo, nationality campaign coordinator at the Collective for Research and Training on Development (CRTDA), told Xinhua that the lawmaker Hadi Abul Hassan prepared a draft law in the regard.

“But House Speaker Nabih Berri has not yet transferred the draft to parliamentary committees for study and approval,” she said.

According to 2016 statistics by the World Bank, Lebanon is one of the 22 countries where discriminatory nationality laws ban women from passing citizenship to their children.