Lebanese Women and the Politics of Representation

Author
Carmen Geha
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
Abstract
Lebanese women have been leaders in the revolution that has shaken Lebanon since October 2019. This paper argues that the next stage will be critical if women want to transform their involvement into equal rights. For them to do so, they need to move beyond informal revolutionary politics to formal electoral and party politics with meaningful and substantive representation.
Topic
Gender Issues, Human Rights, United Nations, Social Movement, Feminism, Revolution
Political Geography
Middle East, Lebanon, Beirut