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بين إقصاء الكيانات السياسية وأعباء الأدوار الاجتماعية للنساء: دراسات حالة من لبنان

في إطار النظام السياسي اللبناني الذي يقوم على المحاصصة الطائفية والعائلية السياسية والزبائنية المتمثلة في نظام الزعامة، والذي يعزز من الأبوية القائمة على القرابية، تسعى هذه الدراسة إلى فهم وتحليل مشاركة النساء في مواقع قيادية وقاعدية في أربعة كيانات في لبنان 

National Workshop on Gender-Related Laws, Policies and Practices in Lebanon

UNFPA on behalf of UNDP and UN Women organized a national workshop on gender-related laws, policies and practices in Lebanon, which was held in Beirut on the 7th and 8th of August, 2018. At the beginning of both days, the workshop covered the presentation of report parts and the most prominent conclusions stated thereof. The two days were divided into the following points:

Gender-Related Laws, Policies and Practices in Lebanon

More than a decade after the United Nations’ adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which is adopted by many countries including Lebanon, these countries returned in 2015 to commit themselves to achieve gender equality and to empower all women and girls as one of the development agenda goals for the coming years. According to this goal, gender equality is no longer a fundamental human right only, but also one of the necessary foundations for peace, prosperity and sustainability at the social and economic level.

Field Diagnosis: Prostitution and Trafficking in Women in the Eastern Suburbs of Beirut

Lebanon provides a refuge for many women and teenagers driven away from neighbouring countries by wars and conflicts, as well as some who have come from other countries seeking better economic conditions. Trafficking and prostitution are exacerbated in a context of unemployment and insecurity, where the State is often absent.

Politics, Progress, and Parliament in 2018: Can Lebanese Women Make Headway?

Lebanon may witness a remarkable rise in the number of women serving in Parliament come May 2018 due to initiatives from women’s groups, “civil society” activists, and the substantial number of female candidates – 113 at the start of the election period. However, as this briefing paper shows, Lebanese women continue to face numerous challenges in entering government. The new electoral law passed in June 2017 does not provide women with equal opportunity to be elected, and it is yet to be seen whether it will increase female representation in Parliament.


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