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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
UN Women is hiring: Women’s Political Participation Consultant in Beirut
Location : Beirut, LEBANON Application Deadline : 08-Aug-17 (Midnight New York, USA) Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : Arabic   English   Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 14...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Women fight the odds and overcome political barriers in Lebanon
Lebanon is the oldest democracy in the Middle East, granting women the right to vote and run for office in 1953. So why, more than six decades later, does Lebanon have so few women in its parliament? According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Lebanon ranks 185 out of 193 countries surveyed...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Video on the Gender Quota & other Temporary Special Measures
The clips aim at building understanding among Lebanese stakeholders, and especially political decision-makers, on the range of possible temporary special measures that can be adopted to encourage and increase women’s participation in elections, including but not limited to quota.  It was prepared...
Friday, May 05, 2017
Video: Gender quotas in numbers and figures in Lebanon
The clips aim at building understanding among Lebanese stakeholders, and especially political decision-makers, on the range of possible temporary special measures that can be adopted to encourage and increase women’s participation in elections, including but not limited to quota. It was prepared...
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Introduction to Quota by UNDP Lebanon
This UNDP clips aim at building understanding among Lebanese stakeholders, and especially political decision-makers, on the range of possible temporary special measures that can be adopted to encourage and increase women’s participation in elections, including but not limited to quota. 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Municipal elections offer political first step for Lebanese women
According to the National Commission for Lebanese Women, some 600 women were elected during the 2016 municipal elections, an increase of 15% compared to the last elections held in 2010. More educated and more present in the work sphere, women seem to be gaining representation in the public sphere,...
Friday, April 22, 2016
Documentary on Women in Municipalities in Lebanon
Watch this UNDP documentary highlighting the success stories of 5 women who were elected in 2010 as members of municipal council and as Moukhtara in Lebanon. UNDP Lebanon In Arabic with English subtitles
Egypt Beijing +20 review
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review
 Cairo– At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and agreed to actively ensure justice and equality...
Friday, July 04, 2014
More than quotas are needed for women in politics
While Lebanon suffers from a paucity of female politicians, establishing a quota is not the only way to bolster women’s participation in the political sphere, say members of UNDP’s Lebanese Electoral Assistance Program. Parties from all across the political spectrum acknowledge the need to include...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Varying Perceptions, One Outcome: Field Study Regarding Women’s Rights in Lebanon
Women’s work in the economic sphere, and them being forced to assume productive gender role came as economic necessity and not due to the developing relations between the two genders, their liberation and equality”. This is one of the major outputs of a study conducted by ABAAD and World Vision and...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Woman breaks taboos, announces candidacy, Lebanon
Nadine Moussa, Lebanon’s first female candidate for the presidency, insists that Lebanon needs a “new social contract,” with women holding half of all parliamentary and governmental posts. “I know what Lebanese women are capable of, and I know how much they can contribute,” Moussa told The Daily...
Arab Spring
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa  4:15 PM – 7:00 PM, October 22th, 2013at Johns Hopkins University's Rome Auditorium1619 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C.Seats are limited | Register BelowRefreshments will be provided. The mass...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
UNDP Lebanon: EU-funded workshop for stronger participation by women in political life
On 3 July, the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Programme (LEAP) organized the EU-funded workshop “Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation” in Beirut -where local candidates, activists and members from the international community came together to discuss how different electoral systems may...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Lebanese women to gain political ground?
After gaining the right to vote and participate in elections in 1952, one would assume that more female politicians would be taking part in Lebanon’s administrative scene. Women won the right to participate in politics 19 years before those in Switzerland, a neutral European country. But what have...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
More than 50 women to run for polls, Lebanon
More than 50 women are planning to run for the upcoming parliamentary polls, as activists are still campaigning for quota in both the Parliament and Cabinet. Around 50 women and activists gathered Monday in Ajami Square in Beirut's Downtown to renew the call for a 30-percent quota for women in the...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Friday, August 10, 2012
Lebanon: Reform group: Electoral law keeps women marginalized
A civil society group criticized the Cabinet’s approval of a new electoral law Wednesday, calling the draft legislation a “show” and warning of protests if the proposal moves forward in its current form. The Civil Campaign for Electoral Reform held a news conference at the UNESCO Palace to...
Friday, August 03, 2012
Lebanon: Women’s Quota among Controversial Electoral Law Issues
  Photo credit: naharnet The women’s quota for the parliamentary elections was among several issues that cabinet ministers didn’t agree on during a session held at Baabda Palace on Tuesday, media reports said. The government approved around 55 articles out of 123 of the electoral draft-law...