Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lebanon: Women's First

From the Daily Star:
The Clemanceau branch of Bank of Beirut and other Arab Countries (BBAC) held a joyful reception on December 27 when Barabara Batlouni became the first mother to open a bank account for her underage sons, Jad and Samir Batlouni, without their father’s legal consent. Among those on hand to cheer Batlouni’s achievement for women’s rights were Wafa Abed, president of the Istitute of Progressive Women, BBAC vice president and legal adviser Abbas al-Halabi, as well as Sabrina Abdelkarim and Nadine Abou Hatab.

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