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A couple of days ago a government decree announced that Nov. 4 would henceforth be known as Lebanese Women's Day, but it failed to mention what exactly women in this country have to celebrate.Lebanon is a nation that boasts of its avant-garde democracy in the region, yet women's rights, whether in birth, marriage, divorce or death remain governed by a web of laws influenced by sectarian dogma.Thousands of women married to foreigners are still denied the right to pass on their nationality to their offspring due to sectarian pretexts.
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