Citizenship Law Seminar (March 2012)

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Mada al-Carmel’s Gender Studies Program held a roundtable discussion on “The Citizenship Law: A Feminist Call.” Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian opened the discussion. Ms. Lana Khatib, someone personally harmed by the Citizenship Law, spoke from her personal experience about the Law’s detrimental effects. Others who spoke were Attorney Bana Shoghri Badarna, head of the legal division of the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, Attorney Sawsan Zaher, head of Adalah’s socioeconomic and cultural rights unit, and Attorney Manal Hazzan, director of the legal department of the Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights.