Related By Region. Demographic balance Efforts to overhaul Lebanon's citizenship rules have so far proved fruitless. Lebanese women have come a long way in education and careers. In the Middle East, leaders were previously selected based upon the strength of the tribe or community to which the male leader belonged. Proctor founded an English language school for girls in the village of Choueifat, Lebanon.
The citizenship issue has been thrust to the center stage of Lebanese politics in recent weeks, and growing numbers of women are demanding change to a system they consider outdated and sexist. In addition to organising sit-ins, marches and workshops, Shaar's NGO receives dozens of people a day in its offices in Beirut and the northern city of Tripoli. Property Rights Under law of , Palestinians in Lebanon cannot acquire or transfer property, further discriminating against the noncitizen children of Lebanese women married to Palestinians.