This policy brief explores how—despite widespread citizen frustration—the status quo prevailed. The brief will subject the above paradoxes to greater empirical scrutiny, with particular attention to the performance of new actors. It draws findings from an analysis of election results, participant observation of the campaign period, and focus group interviews conducted before and after the election.
Gender Equity Network
This policy brief was developed based on an in-depth report titled “Women’s Political Participation: Exclusion and Reproduction of Social Roles. Case Studies from Lebanon;” in addition to discussions and insights gathered during a consultation workshop held on 8 November 2018, and which marked the participation of women who had taken part of the research, as well as activists, representatives of civil society organisations, and academics.
On November 15th, 2018, Lebanon Support in collaboration with the Collective for Research and Training Development - Action (CRTD.A), and in partnership with Diakonia, hosted its fourth Gender Afterworks on women citizenship rights in Lebanon at antwork (Hamra).
Lebanon Support has conducted a grounded, participatory research with women in four organisational structures in Lebanon: a political party, a syndicate, a social movement, and a civil society organisation, between July 2017 and April 2018. Research findings show obstacles voiced by women that impede their political participation.