Lebanese citizens have a new government, after months of consultations, the Lebanese “Tabkha” has been released.
The first chock I got was to know that the new government coalition hasn’t got Any Women as a minister.
In a country where women are according to the statistics very well-educated, very well empowered, why the political coalitions who prepared the new government didn’t name any women to be in charge of a ministry?? Lebanese women are not allowed to actively participate politically in creating and building the nation path??
hoping that the answer to that question is negative, and while waiting for the new group to begin their work actively,
what I want from the Lebanese government , and this new cabinet is :
- to reiterate its support for the implementation of international conventions Lebanon has ratified ( such as the CEDAW,)
- to pursue the work on updating the Lebanese legislations in accordance with Human rights principles;
- to stop the thieves and robberies we are witnessing in Lebanon ( especially those who are well knowned: the so called thieves of Pridail, who take the cars of the citizens, and call them back from a known cellphone number to sell them back their car, )
- to give the Lebanese Women their Right of Transmitting their nationality to their children and husband as complete citizens,
- to implement a control on Lebanese public buses who usually race each other on the Lebanese streets, forgetting that public transportation should be Secure and Safe;
- to change and modernise the transportation in Lebanon, and re-create the tramways roads, and trains;
- To protect the freedom of speech, and thought;
- To create green spaces in each municipality for adults to be able to breathe normally, and for kids to have a free-playground other than the roads;
- To take action in lowering the prices of mobile phone calls, and speeding up the internet access in Lebanon;…..
- To improve the work of the social security,
- to stop the environmental crimes that are happening in Lebanon ( such as Jal-el-Dib, near Deir El Salib beautiful horsh, that is being eaten up by the new buildings);
- to Amend the discriminatory laws against homosexuals in Lebanon;
- to finally build a State of Law, with citizens not “Ra3aya”…..
While waiting for the policy statement to be drafted, Dear Ministers, remember we are all watching your work,
I wish you an ethical new cabinet, that will be able to take the decisive decisions Lebanon needs to go forward ….