My country Lebanon would have been a feminist country with true democracy. 

Aurora-Transformation
Posted February 15, 2019 from Switzerland

 Love cannot happen without women welfare. 

I thought about it today and yesterday when I saw the shops in my country Lebanon hijacking red color for mass-market of valentine's day, but at my country woman do not have basic human rights. IF in Lebanon women have rights:

-For safe and legal abortion.

-For transmitting nationality to her children and husband.

-To do civil marriage inside of Lebanon.

-To sue legally gender based violence, whether physical or non-physical, whether coming from own relatives or else. 

-To sue legally sexual harassment.

-The right for equal inheritance, at some sects woman in Lebanon does not have this equal right.

-Right for custody of her children in case she decides to divorce.

-Right to follow her mother's lineage instead of the father's lineage on official documents if she decides to.

I and many women would have felt safe, empowered, included, respected in their dignity, powerful, happy,

there would be less women raped, harassed, shamed, used, killed, denied equal inheritance, denied right for custody.

When laws at my country are outdated why to keep them, when they are against universal human rights?!

My country Lebanon would have been a feminist country with true democracy. 

This story was submitted in response to A World Free of Violence.

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Jill Langhus
Feb 16
Feb 16

Hi there,

Thanks for sharing your passionate words and country's plight. Good luck with your story submission.

Hope you're having a good day!?

Dawn Arteaga
Feb 19
Feb 19

Hi Aurora, Thank you for sharing this vision of what true democracy looks like with full human rights for all people. I am with you!

Aurora-Transformation

Hello Dawn Arteaga,
Thank you! Yes exactly with full human rights!

Lisbeth
Mar 29
Mar 29

Thanks for sharing, you have my prayers. Sad to hear such news.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi
Thank you for your story submission and all the best with the story awards. Have a great day

Nabila Abbas
Sep 20
Sep 20

Beautiful :)

Urmila Chanam
Sep 21
Sep 21

Dear Aurora Transformation,
The areas you have identified that need change in terms of gender equality are identical to the ones that affect women and girls in my country, India; so our situation around the world is similar though with varying degrees. These changes can be brought by activism and civil society citizen movement, creating awareness using all platforms and medium available to us including the media and for champions to keep trying, inching forward. I wish you all the best in your endeavours.
Love and prayers,
Urmila Chanam

ANJ ANA
Sep 22
Sep 22

Dear Aurora,
Thank you for your nice sharing. Yes, we all dream for this equality across the globe, where no discrimination on the base of sex and gender.
love and regards,
anjana

DrSpirit
Sep 24
Sep 24

Hello Aurora,

Thank you for the list of Basic Rights due to Women. It is becoming very clear that Women are making major strides for their Human Rights.

Abundant Blessings, Dr Liz

Anita Shrestha
Oct 05
Oct 05

Dear
It is good things of your thought. thougt male world sothat one day your dream will be come true. Best of luck dear