Women, Peace and Security

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UN Women Lebanon’s programme “Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Participation, Prevention, Protection and Relief and Recovery” (2019-2021) builds on UN Women’s global expertise and leadership on issues of women, peace and security. It works to support the Government of Lebanon, through the National Commission for Lebanese Women, to bolster its coordination role with national institutions and civil society organizations for the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) 1325. This is complimented with targeted work that supports women's increased engagement in mediation and non-violent conflict resolution at the community level to decrease tensions, increase dialogue and prevent conflict. At the national level, UN Women works to support women’s peace building and dialogue efforts to increase exchanges between women leaders to collectively address ongoing tensions and crisis and to leverage women’s leadership and participation in decision-making processes.


Through a joint programme, UN Women strives to achieve transitional justice for women and to document their lived experiences during the Lebanese civil war. Further, this programme supports intergenerational dialogue among women to heal and reconcile with the past. This not only builds bridges among women from different areas, but also demonstrates how similar their struggles and experiences are despite the differences. Dealing with the past promote a holistic approach to a safer future for women and the country. This work was also complemented by advocacy efforts with UN Women partners to reform policies that protect and reemphasize the sectarian system through calling for a unified personal status law and citizenship rights for women in Lebanon.


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