While Lebanon acceded to CEDAW in 1997, it placed a reservation on the article that stipulates that "states parties shall grant women equal rights with respect to the nationality of their children".
Homosexuality in Lebanon is no longer on the fringes of society or confined to an underworld of nightclubs and exclusive gatherings. It is now the subject of daily discussions in the country.
Women in the majority of Arab nations remain unable to pass their nationality on to their children.
Coalition raises awareness of outdated laws permitting murder and rape.
Religious and community leaders say that past resentments have now given way to a national identity in which Lebanon's multi-confessionalism is key.
Helem leads a peaceful struggle for the liberation of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Lebanon from all sorts of legal, social and cultural discrimination.
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