Advancing Arab Women’s Participation in Politics: Experiences and Journeys of Women Politicians from Lebanon and Syria 


Women in the MENA region are still fighting for their political agency in a patriarchal society which obscures their own right to participate and be politically influential. Women’s participation in the public sector and political power positions have not been achieved the desired level, although many measures have been adopted by a majority of MENA countries to enhance the representation of women in decision-making positions. To answer the above questions, we need to understand women›s historical pathways to reach such posts from a feminist lens. This lens would lead us to having women as central to data collection and exploring the analysis and identifying key opportunities and factors that would help other women participate in politics. 

Author: ​Layan Samer Al Dani

Publication date: 2021

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