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IWSAW and the LAU libraries are partnering to offer a wealth of resources on gender and women’s issues. Learn more

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In My Hand - بئيدي - Song on Gender Equality


The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University (LAU) focuses on advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality through research, education, development programs, and outreach at the national, regional, and international levels. IWSAW works at the intersection of academia and activism.

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LAU and ESCWA Conference on Women, Peace and Security Concludes, Launches Beirut Call for Action

Three main areas to ensure the inclusion and participation of women in all aspects of peace and security initiatives across the Arab World, namely: Localizing the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda; Promoting Women Activism in Peace and in War; and Institutionalizing Collaborations on Women, Peace, and Security, were identified and adopted by the international conference on “Prioritizing Women, Peace and Security on the Arab Agenda”.

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Director’s Update: April 2017

The month began with our participation in AUB’s Knowledge is Power multidisciplinary conference on discrimination and sexual harassment where IWSAW was present on two panels: Sexual harassment and violence: Conceptions and on-the-ground comparative realities and Art as an alternative catalyst for change in Lebanon. This conference raised some delicate issues about sexual harassment – how we define it, and if we are able to address it, and how we need to commit every day to ENDING it! 

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