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"Loubnanyoun" seminar on "Women in Politics"


The Loubnanyoun association organised yesterday a seminar entitled "Women in Politics".  The event was held at the Press Syndicate and was attended by representatives of several Lebanese political parties including the Lebanese Forces, Al Marada, the Future Movement, Amal party, the PSP and others.  
In her key note address, the organisation's President, Nadine Daher noted that Arab women are way ahead of Lebanese women in terms of political participation due to the unified strategies of the Arab women's movement.  She pointed out to the challenges facing women's political participation in Lebanon.  Other speakers in the event included Wafa Abed representing the women branch of the PSP who called for supporting women's political rights.  She was followed by Maya Sukkar representing the Lebanese Forces, Mirna Zakharia representing al Marada, Afifah al Sayyed representing the Future movement, Youmna Gemayel representing the Phalangists and Mariam Shami representing the women's affairs bureau of the Amal Movement.  The event was concluded by an address from media representative, Ramza Assaf, who highlighted the central role of women in building society while stressing the ability of women to take on high level political positions.
Source: Al-Nahar 21 March 2014

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