At the 2014 International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) 3rd annual Forum on Women’s Rights, Peace and Security, 60 women representing 13 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia – including scholars, journalists, NGO leaders, educators and others – came together with international partners to take stock of developments and strategize ideas and solutions for combating extremism and militarism and promoting peace. Together they adopted a common statement and devised national vision and priorities for their respective countries.
Read the Lebanon Statement
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Manar Zeaiter, a lawyer and women’s rights activist from Lebanon, speaks about the multifaceted and complex issues surrounding women’s political participation and presence in decision-making roles.
Watch the full 5-minute video below.