The Arab Institute for Women at The Lebanese American University

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19/02/2019 - 12:09pm

OUR MISSION
Advancing gender equality and empowering women is at the heart of AiW’s mission. By engaging in a unique combination of education, research, development programs and outreach with a focus on issues affecting Arab women, AiW represents a vital resource at the national, regional, and international levels, and a leading institution at the forefront of the advancement of women and the promotion of gender equality in the Arab world.
AiW raises the profile of gender as a cross-cutting issue by promoting a multidisciplinary approach within the Lebanese American University (LAU) community. The Institute engages students, faculty, and staff to integrate gender issues across all programs of study. AiW ensures that options in gender studies are available to students from a wide range of disciplines, and also offers specialized qualifications in gender and women’s studies, in order to build a far-reaching knowledge base that incorporates gender perspectives, and promotes gender equality and human rights in the Arab world.
The Institute also conducts and supports innovative academic research on women in the Arab world, and partners with a variety of organizations to deliver development programs addressing key issues in the region with a view to promoting gender equality, empowering women, and serving as a catalyst for policy change on women’s rights.
AiW focuses on 5 pillars:

Education
Research
Development
Outreach
LAU Engagement

Acronym: 
AiW
Organisation Type: 
Educational/Academic Institution
Founding Year: 
1973
Country of Origin: 
LB
Intervention Sector(s): 
Advocacy & Awareness
Gender issues
Research & Studies
Training & Capacity Building
Women Status & Issues
Contact person's position: 
Administration
Contact person's email: 
Contact person's phone number: 
N/A
Address: 
Sadat Lebanese American University (LAU)
Beirut , Beirut
Lebanon
Phone: +961 1 786456 ext. 1103
Beirut LB
City: 
Beirut
Street: 
Sadat
Additional: 
Lebanese American University (LAU)
Phone: 
+961 1 786456 ext. 1103
Website: 
Contact person's name: 
AiW
Partnerships: 
N/A

Calls

Call

Project Synopsis
Shabaket el Meem aims to provide LGBTQ youth in Lebanon and in the region with sex-positive information regarding their lives. This project is funded by the Dutch Embassy in Lebanon for the purpose of creating a virtual safe space for the LGBTQ community, providing information and support to LGBTQ youth.

Monday, 3 August 2020
Expired
Call

A1. Project Synopsis
This project is funded by the U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) for the purpose of strengthening the relationship between existing civil society organizations and elected officials to increase government accountability and impact reform on gender related issues.

A2. Project Objective
The project's overall objective is to promote universal parental leave and progressive childcare policies among Lebanese working parents as an entry point to achieving greater gender equality in Lebanon.

Thursday, 17 September 2020
Expired

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Events

Event

AiW in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia - ESCWA Center for Women, are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on Advancing the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in the Arab Region with:

Major General Kristin Lund- Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

Ms. Abir Chebaro- Vice President National Commission For Lebanese Women NCLW
Dr. Lina Abirafeh- AiW Executive Director
Ms. Mehrinaz Al-Awady- Director of ESCWA’s Center for Women
Njoki Kinyanjui- Chief of Gender Unit and Senior Gender Adviser – UN Dept of Peace Operations
Ms. Serene Dardari - Founder of Chams Network

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event

AiW in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia - ESCWA Center for Women, are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on Advancing the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in the Arab Region with:

Major General Kristin Lund- Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

Ms. Abir Chebaro- Vice President National Commission For Lebanese Women NCLW
Dr. Lina Abirafeh- AiW Executive Director
Ms. Mehrinaz Al-Awady- Director of ESCWA’s Center for Women
Njoki Kinyanjui- Chief of Gender Unit and Senior Gender Adviser – UN Dept of Peace Operations
Ms. Serene Dardari - Founder of Chams Network

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Jobs

Job

The Finance Department, Grants Office is currently looking for a Grants Supervisor reporting to the Director of Finance, Grants & Contracts. This position is based on Beirut Campus with occasional commuting to Byblos campus.

Friday, 16 October 2020
Expired
Job

The Finance Department / University Comptroller’s Office is currently looking for an Accountant, Grants reporting to the Director of Finance-Grants & Contracts. This position is based on Beirut Campus with occasional commuting to Byblos campus and is for a limited duration.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Expired

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