Institute For Women's Studies In The Arab World At The Lebanese American University

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25/11/2018 - 12:55am

OUR MISSION
Advancing gender equality and empowering women is at the heart of IWSAW’s mission. By engaging in a unique combination of education, research, development programs and outreach with a focus on issues affecting Arab women, IWSAW 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.
IWSAW 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. IWSAW 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.
IWSAW focuses on 5 pillars:

Education
Research
Development
Outreach
LAU Engagement

Acronym: 
IWSAW
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: 01961178
Fax: 01791645
Beirut LB
City: 
Beirut
Street: 
Sadat
Additional: 
Lebanese American University (LAU)
Phone: 
01961178
Website: 
Email: 
iwsaw@lau.edu.lb
Fax: 
01791645
Contact person's name: 
IWSAW
Partnerships: 
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Events

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The Gender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance (GDHA) Certificate is a continuing education program designed for students, practitioners, and policymakers. The program addresses gender issues in development and humanitarian settings. GDHA innovatively incorporates academic knowledge with high-level expertise to create a new standard in gender education for development and humanitarian professionals. The standards are in-line with internationally-recognized practices. Moreover, the program builds local capacity to address local issues, building a cadre of motivated professionals in the Arab region.

Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:00pm to Thursday, 28 February 2019 - 12:00pm
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يعمل معهد الدراسات النسائية في العالم العربي في الجامعة اللبنانية الأميركية على مشروع" المساواة للجميع، إصلاحات جندرية"

ينفذ المشروع بدعم من مبادرة الشراكة الأميركية الشرق أوسطية وهو يهدف إلى تعزيز المشاركة السياسية للنساء من خلال العمل على جميع المستويات الوطنية والمحلية وعبر مختلف المؤسسات الرسمية وغير الحكومية .

Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, 30 March 2018 - 1:00pm

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Jobs

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LAU’s Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) is currently searching for a Communication Expert (CE) for the project “Equality for Everyone: Gender Reform from Grassroots to Government.”

This project is funded by the 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.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Expired
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LAU’s Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) is currently searching for a Project Manager to oversee the project “Coordination and Support for the Human Rights Issue Network.”

This project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the purpose of supporting and promoting “issue networks” of Civil Society Organizations, around several advocacy issues such as enhancing leadership skills of women and adolescent girls through economic empowerment and capacity building.

Monday, 23 July 2018
Expired

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