Women at the Table: Insights from Lebanese Women in Politics

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Rebecca O’Keeffe & Karma Ekmekji

UN Women and ESCWA conducted in-depth interviews with seven Lebanese women in politics who were all ‘first’s’ in different ways. They include the first female Minister of Interior in Lebanon and the Arab world, the first female Minister to have a child, the first female independent Member of Parliament, the first female Secretary-General of a political party represented in Parliament and the first female Head of party.

This report analyses the set of interviews and explores the stories of each - the barriers they faced to political participation and the opportunities they leveraged.

The report aims to offer policy makers and practitioners a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist when women seek political office in Lebanon.

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