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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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Director’s Update: March 2017

March is our favorite month! We celebrate women’s achievements and reaffirm our commitments to equality throughout this month, and in particular on 8 March – International Women’s Day. Check out my update last year if you’ve forgotten why we have International Women’s Day in the first place!

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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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