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Timelines published as part of our Gender Equity Network

A Historical Overview of Women’s Achievements in Lebanon

The new interactive timeline on our Gender Equity Network, developed in partnership with the Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering - التجمع النسائي الديمقراطي اللبناني (RDFL), lists women's achievements in Lebanon starting from 1953 with the right to vote and to be elected until more recently in 2014 with the enactment of the law protecting women from family violence, and the extension of the maternity leave.

Explore this timeline on the Gender Equity Network here.

A Historical Overview of Feminist and Women’s Movements in Lebanon

The interactive timeline of women's movements in Lebanon retraces mobilisations relevant to gender since the 1920s. Women’s mobilisation in Lebanon dates back to the 1920s when the Women’s Union  was first established in Lebanon and Syria, focusing on cultural and social issues. Since Lebanon’s independence in 1943, four waves of feminism have emerged, each with different demands, actors, and political discourses, though all aspiring towards women’s rights.

Explore this timeline on the Gender Equity Network here.