Civil and political rights - Lebanon

Feminist movements in Lebanon: A brief overview of the book by Ambar Salam

28.08.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

In this article, Lebanese writer Nelly Jazra reminds us of a few chapters of the history of the feminist movement in Lebanon at the beginning of the last century, highlighting the experience of Anbara Salam al-Khalidi, one of the pioneers of women’s emancipation in Lebanon. The writer also explains how the feminist movement led to the formation of the first Women’s Union and later the Lebanese Women’s Council, which brought together many organizations with more than 100 members, Christian and Muslim all together. These women later participated in the formation of the Union of Arab Women, which was affiliated with federations from different countries of the region, headed by the famous founder of feminism in the Arab world Hoda Sharawi, a distinguished Egyptian leader, followed by Ibtihaj Qaddoura and Adila Beyhum al-Jazairi. For Ms Jazra, these movements have shaped us, liberated us and taught us never to give up or yield to patriarchy and oppression.


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Nelly Jazra
  • Publishing house : Arab Scientific Publishers
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 3
  • Language : French


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