Local and international meetings and conventions to advance (Lebanese) women’s rights
85_Local and International Meetings and conventions to advance (Lebanese) women’s rights_Al Raida Magazine – Women, a Human Resource of Development in the Arab World – May 1976 – Issue 1
As part of the International Women’s Day’s activities, the Lebanese Democratic Party held a meeting for the representatives of all political parties in order to discuss women’s issues and propose an action plan. Despite the fact that all political parties included clauses in their party platforms in favour of civil marriage, equal pay, equality between men and women, and women’s education, the outbreak of Civil War halted the agreement between the left and the right over the issue of women’s rights. Instead, women’s rights and the debate over civil marriage were compromised at the expense of reaching unity between the different allies.