Lebanon’s Feminist Civil Society Platform
#RaisingVoices for women’s rights and gender equality in Lebanon
Lebanon’s Feminist Civil Society Platform is formed of 52 feminist civil society actors and activists who were convened by UN Women in the aftermath of the 4th of August 2020 blast and issued a unified Charter of Demands to put women’s issues at the center of the disaster response plan. Since then, the Feminist Platform conducted various advocacy efforts including the contribution to the development of the Lebanon Reform, Recovery & Reconstruction Framework (3RF) sector plans as well as meetings with representatives of the donor community in Lebanon and the leadership of the United Nations, European Union, and the World Bank to share their gendered priorities and demands.
Feminist Civil Society Platform calls on politicians to nominate women to head the government on Thursday
Ahead of the formation of a new government in Lebanon, The Feminist Civil Society Platform has addressed a letter to the parliamentary groups on 22 June 2022 calling them to name a woman as a prime minister and to put women’s needs and concerns at the top of their priorities.
Members of Lebanon’s Feminist Civil Society Platform, demand the elected members of the parliament, to commit to achieving full equality between women and men as one of their top priorities. Furthermore, we request them to strive for guaranteeing the full participation of women in every level of decision-making, and assure they are free from all forms of violence and discrimination.