November is a critical month for gender equality!
This month marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism that starts on 25 November, the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, and ends on 10 December, International Human Rights Day. Everything we do in between – and in fact everything we do EVERY DAY – is dedicated to this goal!
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.
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”.