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Gender in Development and Humanitarian AssistanceGender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance

In My Hand - بئيدي - Song on Gender EqualityIn My Hand - بئيدي - Song on Gender Equality

M.A. in Interdisciplinary Gender StudiesM.A. in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

Director’s Update: September 2016

We started off welcoming everyone back with an IWSAW Open House event… Check out the pictures here! September seems to be busy for everyone! Holidays end, schools start, and LAU comes to life!

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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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