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Linda Dorigo | Women under siege

Beirut. Lebanon. April 2012. Walking on Le Corniche

Lebanese women can not transmit citizenship to foreign husbands and children.
35.000 are married to foreigners, and there are over 100.000 non-citizens on a population of almost four million inhabitants.
Stateless do not have passports, do not have health care, can not attend public schools or have private property. The law is currently under discussion in Parliament.

Beirut. Lebanon. June 2012. The ID of a Samira’s son. Samira is married with an Egyptian man. He died in 1994. She has four children without nationality.

Beirut. Lebanon. June 2012. Dinner at Lorenzo’s home. Lorenzo is Italian, married with a Lebanese women. They have one son, Faysal, with Italian nationality only.

Saida. Lebanon. May 2012. Yousef, husband of Nada, is a Palestinian engineer. They have 3 children without nationality.

Beirut. Lebanon. May 2012. Randa is married with a Syrian man. He died in 2010. Her son Khalet has no nationality.

Khriybe, Bekaa Valley. Lebanon. June 2012. Ibrahim is a stateless. He never meets his father.

Beirut. Lebanon. June 2012. Lorenzo with his son Faysal. Lorenzo is Italian and is married with a Lebanese women. They have one son, Faysal, with Italian nationality only.

Beirut. Lebanon. June 2012. Samira is married with an Egyptian man. He died in 1994. She has four children without nationality.

Beirut. Lebanon. June 2012. Moustafa is a stateless. He is the founder of “Individual Association of Human Rights”, a group who fights for the rights of Lebanese women

Beirut. Lebanon. May 2012. Khalet’s bedroom. The portrais of mum Randa and father Jalal on the wall. Khalet has no nationality because the Syrian father died.

Beirut. Lebanon. June 2012. Nadia is married with a stateless, and her son Karim, has no nationality.

Khriybe. Bekaa Valley. Lebanon. June 2012. Ibrahim’s home. Ibrahim is a stateless and he never meets his father.

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