Lebanon
Lebanon
Population
4,424,888
Region
Middle East & North Africa
Income Group
Upper middle income
% of Women in the Workforce
25%
% of Women in the Workforce
25%

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QuestionAnswerSource
Constitutional rights  
Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution? NoConstitution of Lebanon
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? N/AConstitution of Lebanon
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesConstitution of Lebanon, Art. 7
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitution of Lebanon
If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? N/A 
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? YesConstitution of Lebanon, Art. 19
If personal law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? NoConstitution of Lebanon, Art. 19
Quotas  
What are the legal quotas for women on corporate boards? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in parliament? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in local government? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
Rights of married and unmarried women  
Can an unmarried woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesPassport Application Form
Procedures to issue a passport
Can a married woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesPassport Application Form
Procedures to issue a passport
Can an unmarried woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? NoDecree No. 15 on Lebanese Nationality of 1925, Art. 1
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? NoDecree No. 15 on Lebanese Nationality of 1925, Art. 1
Can an unmarried woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Division of responsibility within marriage  
Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man? NoDecree No 15 on Lebanese Nationality of 1925, Art. 5
Are married women required by law to obey their husbands? NoNo restrictions could be located
Do married couples jointly share legal responsibility for financially maintaining the family's expenses? YesNo applicable provisions could be located