Amidst all the gloomy news and dispiriting just-ins invading our feeds every day, it's quite nice to come across some uplifting stories, every now and then, that remind us that there are still things, however small, to rejoice over in Lebanon.
One such ongoing story is about the 6 women participating in the newborn, 20-minister-cabinet. These new ministers have taken the spotlight since the announcement of the members of the cabinet this Tuesday, January 21st.
Zeina Akar: Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Defense
Holding a Bachelor's degree in Marketing Management from the Lebanese American University and 20 years of practical, administrative, and research experience.
For a woman to hold these two positions at once is unprecedented in the Middle East; Lebanon has become the first to have, simultaneously, a woman Defense Minister and a woman Deputy Prime Minister.
Click here to read the full article published by The 961 on 23 January 2020.