In Lebanon, Mothers Have Limited Custody Rights after Divorce

As in many countries, women in Lebanon are discriminated against, facilitated by the existence of 15 religion-based personal status laws. One of these laws determines children’s custody in case of a divorce and prevents mothers from raising their children.
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