A child and a woman carry banners during a protest against Lebanon’s nationality law in Downtown Beirut.
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A member of "My Nationality Is a Right for Me" and "My Family," which staged the sit-in at Riad al-Solh Square near the Grand Serail, Abou Habib delivered a speech for the press.According to Lebanese law, women married to non-Lebanese cannot pass their citizenship onto their husbands or their children, which deprives them of entitlements to health and employment reserved for citizens. In January 2013, campaigners proposed a draft law that would allow women to pass on their nationality, but it was subsequently rejected by Parliament.Without Lebanese citizenship, Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are unable to work in a variety of occupations and cannot own property.
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