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. Despite the various efforts made in Lebanon to achieve gender-based justice and equality, the picture is still bleak. In 2017, Lebanon ranked 137th out of 144 countries in the world and 11th among 14 Arab countries on the global gender gap index of the World Economic Forum.
This index and others require an auditing analysis in a political, economic, cultural, social and security factors that Lebanon is undergoing. Therefore, this report will show a rebuttal of some of the most significant aspects of gender justice and equality in Lebanon, then study it by analysing the collection of legislation and policies and the based-on practices at the level of the state and other actors.