The Arab Institute for Women


Dealing with the Past, Memories for the Future – Reconstructing the Stories of Unsung Heroines

Plagued by various forms of violence, ranging from a 15-year long civil war to decades of political oligarchy, patriarchy, corruption, political void, foreign military occupation, mass uprisings, and economic crises, to name a few, Lebanon has still not transitioned from a state of conflict to a state of peace almost 30 years after the cessation of war. During Lebanon’s civil war and latest uprising, women emerged as pioneer peacebuilders; yet their role was not documented and socially acclaimed. This report aims to shed light and document the important peacebuilding initiatives undertaken by women during these two monumental periods in Lebanon’s history.