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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

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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: July 2017

Let’s start with the big news! The Institute is thrilled to be awarded the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) grant for “Encouraging Marginalized Voices in the Lebanese Political Process”. Our project – Equality for Everyone: Gender Reform from Grassroots to Government – supports marginalized groups in Lebanon to increase their political participation at local and national levels. 

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