Civil and political rights - Lebanon

Politics, Progress, and Parliament in 2018: Can Lebanese Women Make Headway?

19.04.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

Lebanon may witness a remarkable rise in the number of women serving in Parliament come May 2018 due to initiatives from women’s groups, “civil society” activists, and the substantial number of female candidates – 113 at the start of the election period. However, as this briefing paper shows, Lebanese women continue to face numerous challenges in entering government. The new electoral law passed in June 2017 does not provide women with equal opportunity to be elected, and it is yet to be seen whether it will increase female representation in Parliament. Nevertheless, the historic number of female candidates running in this election demonstrates that women are more determined than ever to increase their presence in Lebanese politics.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Catherine Batruni and Marcus Hallinan
  • Publishing house : Support Lebanon
  • Publication date : 2018
  • Number of pages : 13
  • Language : English and arabic


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