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The right-wing “National Liberal Party” organizes a seminar at USJ on women’s political participation || Newspapers (Arabic)


The students body of the National Liberal Party as well as students bodies other Lebanese and Danish political parties organized yesterday a seminar entitled “women’s roles in political parties” at the Saint Joseph University (USJ).  The event was organized by the head of the party’s external affairs section, Sally Sayyah, and is part of a series of activities that the Lebanese –Danish youth & politics network and NLP have been organising for several years.
The event included a series of workshops and dialogue with the head of the University’s Political Sciences department, Ms. Nadia Kiwan, the president of the Arab NGOs Network for Development, Mr. Ziad Abdel Samad, MP Ghassan Moukhaiber and Vera Yammine of Al-Marada party.  The workshops covered several topics including the role of young women in supporting women’s rights, young women’s roles in municipalities, and women’s role in fighting corruption.  The event also included an overview of main women figures in Lebanese politics and their achievements in addition of a discussion around women’s quota in parliamentary elections and the importance of such a step as a temporary measure to encourage women to enter political life and to encourage political parties to support women.

Source: Al-Nahar, Al-Mustaqbal 30 January 2013

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