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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

Honoring Ceremony - Julinda Abu NasrHonoring Ceremony - Julinda Abu Nasr

Winner of the online video competitionWinner of the online video competition

Al-Raida is turning 40Al-Raida is turning 40

Director’s Update: December 2016

Every year, IWSAW organizes events and activities and campaigns for the 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Violence against Women - with the intent to keep this momentum going throughout the year. That’s because 16 days is just not enough to bring about the changes that we want. Our commitment to ending violence against women can be renewed during these 16 days, but our actions and energies need to remain year-round!

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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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