Pursuing Equality in Rights and Representation – Women’s experiences Running for Parliament in Lebanon’s 2018 Elections

Halime el Kaakour, Jad Halabi and Manuela Popovici

In late 2018 and early 2019 UN Women interviewed 87 per cent of the women who ran for Parliamentary election (75 of the 86 women; of the 113 women who registered to run, 86 made it on to candidate lists).This report summarizes their stories and experiences as candidates.

Experiences as candidates which this report looks at includes: Violence against women in politics, financial constraints and campaign management, media and image portrayal, violence harassment and discrimination, as well as some recommendations for ways forward.

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