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During Lebanon's civil war - and Israel's invasion and occupation of Lebanon - some women fought on the frontlines.
These women proved determined and were often resourceful in the weapons they used.
In Women Warriors, Lebanese Muslim and Christian women reflect on the days when they were fighters and talk about how it has impacted their lives.
At a news conference by the “My Nationality Is a Right for Me and My Family” campaign and the National Alliance for Legislating the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence in Beirut, the Lebanese women participating in the event seemed to struggle to voice their cause in a way their government might understand.
Hundreds of people protested on Sunday to demand a law allowing Lebanese women to transfer nationality to their family and to criminalize violence against women, the National News Agency reported.
The protesters marched from Beirut's Barbir area and headed toward the Grand Serail in Downtown Beirut, the report said.
Women in Lebanon remain disproportionably at risk from conflict and have largely been excluded from the national reconstruction process, Lebanon's The Daily Star reported Tuesday, citing a United Nations report released on Monday.
Breaking News from the Peace Table in Havana
November 6, 2013
Ten female soldiers from Malaysia are expected in Lebanon on Tuesday to serve for six months with the Malaysian contingent of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, Malaysia's National News Agency reported.
The demonstrations held here on March 20 marked the third time in four weeks that protesters gathered to demand an end to the "confessional" or sectarian system that divides Lebanon's government and society along religious lines.
But this time the focus of protesters' anger broadened to include the country's system of family laws that are governed by religious authorities and often discriminate against women.
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Some 200 European and Mediterranean women will jump on their bikes this November and cycle for peace from Lebanon to Jordan to draw attention to the plight of women and children in the region - particularly the West Bank And Gaza. The group, aged 18 and above, will pedal for one week, beginning Nov.
Written by: Timothy Rodriquez