Women in Lebanese Politics: Discourse and Action

How to Cite

Yessayan, P., Khanafer, S., & Murray, M. (1). Women in Lebanese Politics: Discourse and Action. Al-Raida Journal, 78-85. https://doi.org/10.32380/alrj.v0i0.23


Mary Turner Lane Award

The Mary Turner Lane Award is a student paper competition established in honor of the late Mary Turner Lane, who founded the women’s studies program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The competition is open to any currently enrolled female LAU student. The award, consisting of $500 and a certificate, will go to the best research paper on women/gender studies or original piece of writing such as personal or argumentative essay, (possibly but not necessarily) completed as one of the requirements of a class taken at LAU (literature, language, social sciences, cultural studies, philosophy, education etc.). Below are the two winning papers (2012).



Abu-Zayd, G. (1998). In search of political power: Women in parliament in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. Women in Parliament: Beyond Numbers Retrieved February 28, 2012, from http://www.vintob.com/elections/docs_6_g_6_6a_3.pdf

Al-Baz, S. (1996.) Al-Quyud Al-Iqtisadiya wa-l-ijtima’iya wa athariha ‘ala Al-Mar’a [The Economic and Social Restraints and their Impact on Women]. Cairo: Al-Jeel Center.

Al-Hadidy, H. (1996). (Ed.). Al-Mar’a Al-Arabiya wa-l-Hayat Al-’Ama [Arab Woman and Public Life]. Cairo: Ibn Khaldun Center.

Al-Naqash, F. (1994). Tatawur Al-Musharaka Al-Siyasiya li-l-Mar’a Al-Misriya [The Development of Women’s Political Participation]. Cairo: Cairo University Faculty of Political Science and Economics.

Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. (2006). Third periodic report of States Parties. Retrieved February 28, 2012, from http://www.refworld.org/publisher,CEDAW,STATEPARTIESREP,LBN,47440f642,0.html

Duncan, D. (2009, September 14). Lebanon’s women lose political ground. Le Monde Diplomatique. Retrieved February 2, 2012, http://mondediplo.com/2009/09/14lebanon

Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance: Arab World: Lebanon Report. 2012.

Joseph, S. (1983). Working-class women’s networks in a sectarian state: A political paradox. American Ethnologist 10 (1).

Kerr, M. (1996). Political decision making in a confessional democracy. In L. Binder (Ed.). Politics in Lebanon (pp. 186-212). New York, Wiley & Sons.

Kingston, P. (2011). Women in political parties in Lebanon: Reflections on the historical experience. In Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics. www.international-alert.org. September 2011.

Kreyem, H. (1997). Political parties and electoral systems in Lebanon and Israel: Interactive Reinforcement. Al Mashriq Projects, American University of Beirut.

Lebanese Council of Women. Achievements and Implementation Mechanisms. RetrievedMay 2, 2012, from www.lcw-cfl.org

Mahdawi, D. (2009, June 16). Lebanese women want greater political rRepresentation. Common Ground News Service. Retrieved February 2, 2012, www.wluml.org

National Committee for the Follow up of Women’s Issues. LEBANON: Accomplishments. Retrieved May 8, 2012, from www.cfuwi.org/pdf/en4.pdf.

Saadeh, A. & Obeid, R. (June 4 2009). Women in Politics. Root Space Online. Retrieved February 2, 2012, www.therootspace.org

Saadeh, S. (2011). Women in Lebanese politics: Underlying causes of women’s lack of representation in Lebanese politics. In Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics. Retrieved February 2, 2012, from http://www.internationalalert.org/sites/default/filespublications/092011LebanonGenderFINAL.pdf


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