Al-Raida Journal

Al-Raida (“The Pioneer”) is a bi-annual, interdisciplinary journal published in both English and Arabic by the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University (LAU). Al-Raida was first published in May 1976, 3 years after IWSAW was founded.

Al-Raida’s mission is to give voice to Arab women through enhancing understanding between Arab women and women worldwide, highlighting scholarship on and by Arab women, promoting research on issues of Arab women, and serving as a platform for young voices and activists in the Arab world.