May 2, 2012
The Laïque Pride will demonstrate this year in support of:
1- Enacting a unified Civil Code for the Personal Status Law.
2- Passing the Law for Protection of Women from Family Violence submitted by KAFA to the Lebanese parliament. We denounce the parliamentary committee distortions to the law draft and demand the full adoption of Kafa’s original draft that included criminalizing marital rape.
3- Abolishing article 522 of the penal law, which drops charges against a rapist if he marries his victim.
4- Amending the nationality law for the full right of Lebanese women to grant their nationality to their children and spouses.
5- Passing the Draft Law Prohibiting the Pre-Censorship on Cinema and Theatre launched by Maharat Foundation and Marsad Al-Raqaba.
6- Withdrawing the draft law Lebanese Internet Regulation Act (LIRA) proposed by the Lebanese Ministry of Information.
The gathering will take place at 4 PM in front of Sanayeh garden in Hamra and we will head together to Ain El Mraisse. The march will end with a Speaker’s Corner at the corniche, where you are invited to speak for up to one minute each answering the following question: “How would you change Lebanon?”
It will be an open citizen space dedicated to the practice of free speech, fearless listening, non-violence, mutual respect and tolerance.
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