WOMEN GAIN THE CONFIDENCE, SKILLS AND NETWORK TO WIN ELECTIONS IN LEBANON

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WOMEN GAIN THE CONFIDENCE, SKILLS AND NETWORK TO WIN ELECTIONS IN LEBANON

The number of Lebanese women elected to municipal offices more than doubled this year, increasing from the 201 elected in 2004 to 530 who were successful in this year’s polls. The increase was particularly noteworthy because it came without the help of a quota law, a technique used in a number of countries in the Middle East and elsewhere to ensure a specified number of seats for women.

One factor in the women’s success was the greater number of female candidates and the help provided to some of them by the Shariky program, a project that supports women candidates through training and mentoring.

 

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