|On this special day, we are pleased to share with you the UNDP- newsletter “the 365 Days of Gender Journey” IWD2017.
Below, is UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini’s word for the occasion:
«The past year has brought positive progress to the advancement of gender equality in Lebanon. Increasingly louder voices can be heard in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Voices that now need to be translated into concrete political will in Lebanon to transform the situation for women in the country.
Women in Lebanon are still facing discrimination and inequalities, and so unfortunately still do not enjoy full and unconditional parity. Despite being ahead in so many areas such as higher education, with more than 55% of female graduates, and its privileged situation compared to many Arab counterparts, it still lag behind when it comes to gender equality.