The Arab Institute for Women at The Lebanese American University

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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: 
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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: 
Email: 
AiW@lau.edu.lb
Contact person's name: 
AiW
Partnerships: 
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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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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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About AIW
The Arab Institute for Women (previously Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World) at the Lebanese American University was established in 1973 to focus on advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality through research, education, development programs, and outreach at the national, regional and international levels.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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Job

LAU’s Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) is currently searching for a Project Assistant to provide support on its “LGBTQ Youth Platform” project.

This project is funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands for the purpose of empowering LGBTQ youth in Lebanon.

The Project Assistant will support the Project Managers and all relevant parties, including consultants and NGOs, to see the completion of the project in a timely manner.

Sunday, 24 February 2019
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