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Remembering Mona Chemali Khalaf


DSC_8428 copy.jpg    The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World honored and remembered its former Director, Mona Chemali Khalaf, in an event held on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Ms. Khalaf was the director of IWSAW from 1997 until 2005. She was an advocate for women empowerment, a founding foremother and a distinguished professor at the Adnan Kassar School of Business (AKSOB). Over a hundred people gathered to remember her.

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NOW HIRING: Project Manager

LAU’s Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) is currently searching for a Project Manager to oversee the project “Equality for Everyone: Gender Reform from Grassroots to Government.”

This project is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) for the purpose of strengthening the relationship between existing civil society organizations and elected officials to increase government accountability and impact reform on gender related issues.

The Project Manager will liaise with speakers and trainers; will be responsible for all logistics in regards to the different workshops, roundtables, lectures, and trainings; and will be the focal point for all beneficiaries, partners and MEPI.

Position Summary:

The position of Project Manager is to organize and prepare the different activities but also entails report writing and donor relations. The Project Manager will also work on certain research activities.

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Director’s Update: October 2018

Working with youth, the ambassadors of change and gender equality leaders, has always been our main concern. Supporting this, IWSAW hosted a round table discussion with Malayah Harper, The World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) General Secretary, and inspiring young feminists in Lebanon. The discussion was fruitful as the young women leaders had different views but same vision to empower young women and girls away from society’s stigmas and taboos.

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