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Conflict Incident Report

Jounieh women’s race sends message of support to women

Date of incident: 
May 21, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

The women’s race in Mount Lebanon’s town of Jounieh attracted international professional athletes and sent a message of support to women.

“Lebanese women have proven they have the capacities and potentials in addition to readiness on the psychological, physical, scientific and cultural levels to take part in various activities,” Minister of State for Women Affairs Jean Ogasapian said.

“When I talk about equality, I mean that it should be across the whole communities... in politics and in constitutional institutions and ranks.”

The race was organized by Beirut International Marathon Association under the auspices of President Michel Aoun.

“Women have a lot of ideas to develop the society,” said Aoun’s representative Chantal Aoun Bassil. “They deserve a more prominent status in the social and political domains in Lebanon.”

EU ambassador in Lebanon Christina Lassen and U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag were also present in the race.

“We believe in sports and their impact,” the event’s organizer May Khalil said. “Running drives women to be daring in all aspects of life.”

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.