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International Women’s Day-Art CompetitionInternational Women’s Day-Art Competition

Winner of the online video competitionWinner of the online video competition

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

Director’s Update: January 2017

We stayed warm in January by keeping busy!

This month we launched our Gender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance (GDHA) Diploma with the first two courses: Fundamentals of Gender Equality and Gender and Development.

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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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