Likewise, if a man were seeking a divorce, in many courts he could obtain that divorce with very little evidence, and in the name of honor or family preservation. These figures are extremely outdated and are based on a census of the country that was taken in the year Women in Lebanon Women by country.
Furthermore, there is some legal wording that makes it harder for women to stand completely independently economically because women's property, if married are considered purchases by the man's money and technically considered an asset of the man's unless proven otherwise. For example, Article 7 of the constitution of Lebanon asserts that all citizens should have equal rights and duties regardless of gender. According to one treatise on the five schools of Islamic law , "There is consensus among the schools that menses and pregnancy are the proofs of female adulthood.
As of there had only been seventeen women to serve on parliament since suffrage. Outline Index Book Category Portal.
There is an extreme lack of women in elected and appointed political positions. Foreign protectors, domestic peace, and democratic failure".