August 2020 Updates
Lebanon was already debilitated by layers of disaster. The explosion in the port of Beirut brought the city to its knees in a matter of minutes - its impact will be felt for decades to come. Before Beirut’s latest tragedy, increased levels of poverty were driving women to resort to risky measures for survival. Now more than ever, we have to build back better – with and for women!
Given this dire situation, The Arab Institute for Women issued a statement and put together a list of voices and places to follow, fund, and support. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and Instagram to get the latest!
As a knowledge hub and fueling station for women’s rights, we continuously highlight the import role of women in Lebanon, in the Arab region, and worldwide.
Women are the heroes on every frontline. This month, as the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we profiled nurses, the unsung heroes of healthcare. This is one of many policy briefs we’re releasing with experts in health, psychology, education, and economics to address repercussions of the economic and public health crises crippling Lebanon.
We enriched our global presence again this month through discussions on women’s rights in the Arab region, art as activism, and women’s economic empowerment, amongst other key issues. For World Humanitarian Day, we continued our conversation on female humanitarians with this report and this panel. And we unleashed a special issue of Al-Raida on gender and revolution !
And, in closing, if you want to help the Arab region, put it in the hands of women!