Shifting Narratives: Towards Economic and Political Empowerment of Women in Lebanon

Project Description

The Nordic Embassies in Lebanon, comprising Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, collaborated with the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship on a project aimed at enhancing women’s political and economic empowerment in Lebanon. Acknowledging the underrepresentation of women in these spheres, the project focused on targeted advocacy and the identification of new political initiatives. Recognizing the macroeconomic impact of gender equality, the collaboration aimed to address the low rates of women’s labor market participation and political representation in Lebanon. The project sought to build on existing Nordic collaboration on gender issues in the country.

Project Activities

Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship

American University of Beirut


PO Box 11-0236

Riad El Solh, ​1107 2020
Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: +961-1-350000 EXT. 4469


The Debs Center, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA

Tel: 1-212-583-7600