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Lebanon: The municipal elections under a gender lens: What are we monitoring? Why are we monitoring?

Wednesday 18 May 2016, by siawi3

“Dardashat Jandariya”

Gender Talks

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality is pleased to announce its monthly “Dardashat Jandariya” - Gender Talks entitled:

The municipal elections under a gender lens: What are we monitoring? Why are we monitoring?

Speakers: Zeina El Helou & Abbas Abou Zeid

Moderator: Nay El Rahi

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Bardo; Hamra Street, Beirut, Lebanon

Synopsis

In this talk, Abbas Abou Zeid will explain the electoral processes in Lebanon, both parliamentary and municipal, and address the elections’ monitoring mechanisms, technicalities and importance in lobbying for electoral reforms. Zeina El Helou will unpack the gendered dimensions of elections in Lebanon and explore the links between our current electoral laws and women’s political participation in electoral processes.
By explaining LADE’s methodology and approach to observing elections from a gendered perspective, Zeina will reveal the significance, added value and practical results of this exercise.
Finally, the talk will launch a discussion on practical steps to reform electoral laws and render electoral processes more democratic, transparent and gender-sensitive.

Note: This talk will be held in Arabic.