During Lebanon’s parliamentary elections in May, a record number of women registered as candidates on the ballot. Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, who was the first to appoint women Ministers in his previous Cabinets, is committed to appointing them for his next Cabinet.
The National Commission for Lebanese Women was mandated by the Council of Ministers to hold six consultations between April and July 2018.
There has been a qualitative leap in that direction in the security sector, and the Lebanese army is drawing up a strategic plan aimed at ensuring gender parity.
Lebanon’s first national action plan on resolution 1325 (2000) is expected to be endorsed by the upcoming Cabinet upon its formation.