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A workshop Thursday brought together young women leaders from Lebanon and the region to discuss the importance of gender equality in the Arab world. Arab International Women’s Forum held the conference in partnership with PwC and the Institute of Women’s Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University.Read more at dailystar.com
The campaign for equal citizenship rights for women is being neglected by politicians, according to the coordinator of the campaign. Lina Abou-Habib says a member of the ministerial committee tasked with debating the issue has openly admitted the establishment of the panel was merely a placatory move.
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Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki stands behind a new $5.5 million budget film that is to spur reflection and change in our perception of women in the Middle East. The instructor made her entry to the international film scene with the movie 'Caramel' from 2007. Her new film, "Where Do We Go Now?" is about a group of women determined to prevent the men in their village from becoming involved in a religious war. The viewpoint is that of a mother, and the prevailing means to confront and explore pre-fixed ideas in the audience is humour.