Both men and women in Lebanon are similar with regard to their ideas concerning reforming the citizenship law, which currently only allows for Lebanese nationality to be passed by the father with a few applicable exceptions: 82% of women and 73% of men report wanting it changed. This topic brief presents the main findings from the SWMENA survey in Lebanon on people’s attitudes towards policy change. The survey elicited opinions on possible law reforms that have the potential of improving the status of women in Lebanon. These include opinions on an optional civil marriage law, on introducing gender quotas in elected bodies, and on reforming the citizenship law.
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