These organizations work toward achieving women's rights on the ground.A large number of women's organizations also focus on lobbying and aim to research and publish their findings on women to influence policy makers and the judicial system.
Women had to have documents that could prove that they had received at least an elementary level education.
This limitation was lifted five years later in 1957 without much discourse or a fight.
The Lebanese Women's Council (LWC), established in the 1950s, serves as an umbrella entity for more than 140 organization One of the very important characteristics of Lebanese politics is the excess of political parties competing for power and control.
There are eighteen political parties in total in the country, but seven currently dominate the sphere.
In Muslim families, marriageable age can be as soon as the child reaches puberty and polygamy is allowed.
Muslim women can legally marry Christian or Jewish men; for example a Lebanese Catholic man can marry a Muslim lady on the condition of getting their children baptised, otherwise, the couple may opt for civil marriage performed abroad, which can be registered at any Lebanese Embassy, thus giving it official recognition (this is a particularly popular option, with Cyprus usually acting as the destination of choice).Two stage elections, universal adult male suffrage, and multimember multi-communal constituencies continued the situation that prevailed in Mount Lebanon up to 1914.Women in Lebanon gained suffrage in 1952, only five years after men did in the new Republic (in the year 1947).The Lebanese constitution — specifically Article 7, proclaimed that "All Lebanese are equal under the law, enjoying equally civil and political rights, and performing duties and public responsibility without any discrimination among them." This however did not protect against gender discrimination and thus women were not equally protected.Women were refused the right to vote by early Lebanese government until they organized and began petitioning for equal rights.Although women in Lebanon have their own organizations, most exist as subordinate branches of the political parties.