Gender, Citizenship, and Nationality in the Arab Region

Published: 1/Nov/2003
Source: Gender and Development

By Lina Abou-Habib, in Gender and Development, Vol. 11, No. 3, Citizenship (Nov., 2003), pp. 66-75 (10 pages)


Conflict, the need to earn a livelihood, and other factors lead to international migration. Statistics on migration to and from Arab countries are rare, but the existing data shows that the number of women married to foreigners has dramatically increased. This article discusses the work of the Centre for Research and Training on Development in Lebanon, in finding out about investigating discrimination against women citizens married to non-nationals, who are prevented from passing on their nationality to their children. This has a serious impact on the civil, social, economic, and political rights of families in which women have married foreigners.

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Themes: Acquisition par les enfants, Discrimination, Sexuelle, Naturalisation et le mariage
Regions: Afrique du Nord, Tunisie, Egypte, Maroc
Year: 2003