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Partnership between local associations and women MPs


The Lebanese League for Women in Business (LLWB) and Stand For Women association organized a panel discussion yesterday entitled ‘Partnership between local community associations and women in parliament’ which hosted the minister of state for administrative development affairs, Inaya Izzedine, and MP Dima Jamali. The discussion centered around controversial issues that elected women MPs could face and the significance of their appointment in dynamic parliamentary committees, including committees for finance, budget, education, culture, economy, industry and planning. Izzedine and Jamali outlined their first experience as women members of the Legislature, and expounded their role in terms of forming a pressure group that seeks reform and the enforcement of fair laws, in addition to, benefiting from parliamentary skills to promote gender equality and address the just causes aimed to advance the status of women in Lebanon. Both MPs stressed the importance of similar panels that bring together the private sector and civil society to the end of promoting women’s issues and achieving concrete progressive actions. (An Nahar, Al Akhbar, July 10, 2018) 

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