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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Meet two of the women leading the effort to overhaul politics in Lebanon
There are only four women in Lebanon’s female-unfriendly parliament, where even the women’s affairs minister is a man. A record number of female candidates – 84 to be precise – are trying to correct that jarring imbalance in Sunday’s election. The...
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...
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...
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...