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Government backs 4-year plan to boost women's participation

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Lebanese government Thursday endorsed the country’s first National Action Plan to increase women’s engagement in ensuring peace and security and to increase women’s leadership in security, economic and political institutions. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, the head of the National Commission for Lebanese Women, said the plan’s approval was a demonstration of the government’s “serious political will” to not only increase female leadership but also to amend laws that are discriminatory toward women.

The action plan aims to implement Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which seeks to increase the participation of women at all levels of decision-making and include a gender perspective in “post-conflict processes.”

Acting Bodies: 
Lebanese Government
Social rights (women’s rights, human rights...)
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Civil Society Response: 
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